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People

Total Population 11,614
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 20.7%
Employed Population 16+ 5,921
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 41.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,548
% Above Poverty Level 85.3%
% Below Poverty Level 14.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 45.6%
Median Gross Rent $721
Median House Value $149,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.3%
US/American 0%
English 4.1%
Irish 9.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Alexandria Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 62 miles W of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Douglas
Standard Zip Codes 56308
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.885
Longitude -95.377

Alexandria Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ALEXANDRIA CHANDLER AP
Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 17 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 55 F
Annual Precip 26 inches
Station LONG PRAIRIE
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 19 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 29.4 inches
Station MELROSE
Distance 29.7 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Alexandria, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Alex (56308)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brandon 496 $61,667
Carlos 506 $67,596
Garfield 251 $50,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Alexandria Public Libraries

Library
Douglas County Library
720 FILLMORE STREET
Alexandria, Minnesota
(320) 762-3014
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Alexandria Hospitals

DOUGLAS COUNTY HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
111 17TH AVENUE EAST
(320) 762-1511
Emergency Service: Yes

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Alexandria High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

JEFFERSON SR.
14TH & JEFFERSON ST.
320-762-2142
Serves 1,091 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.6

RUNESTONE ALC
817 FILLMORE ST.
320-762-0627
A Non-traditional School
Serves 90 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

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