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Alexandria, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Alexandria had a population of 11,916 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Alexandria is located at latitude 45.8743 and longitude -95.3786 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alexandria (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.74 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,407 feet.

The City of Alexandria (GNIS ID: 2393918) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alexandria population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alexandria: City of Alexandria.

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Alexandria, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,916
Daytime Population: Workers 15,527
Daytime Population: Residents 5,697
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,224
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.78
Population in Households 11,616
Population in Familes 7,956
Population in Group Qrtrs 300
Population Density2 747
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $44,630
Average Household Income $61,608
Per Capita Income $28,418


Total Housing Units 6,279 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,165 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,506 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 608 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $176,184
Average Home Value $211,623


Total Households 5,671
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 2,965
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.02% 1.11%
Households 0.94% 1.06%
Families 2.09% 0.97%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   3.37%

Alexandria, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alexandria to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 89 90th
Population Density # 384 58th
Diversity Index # 444 51st
Median Household Income # 719 21st
Per Capita Income # 457 50th

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