Alexandria, South Dakota

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Alexandria, South Dakota

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Alexandria strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Dakota):

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Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Alexandria Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 9% Alexandria Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Alexandria, South Dakota

Comparing Alexandria to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Dakota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 10
Senior Citizens 6 3
Age of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
Median Family Income 7 9
College Educated Adults 5 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 7
Short Commute Times 7 2
Walking and Biking to Work 4 2
Public Transportation Use 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 9
People Living Alone 9 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Alexandria Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 54 miles W of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 190 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Hanson
Standard Zip Codes 57311
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.653
Longitude -97.782

Alexandria Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 22.7 inches
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 25.5 inches
Station HOWARD
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 23.7 inches
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Alexandria Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 563 100%
Male 285 50.6%
Female 278 49.4%
Under 18 155 27.5%
18+ 408 72.5%
65+ 96 17.1%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 3.15
White 559 99.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Alexandria Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 676
Growth 113
Growth % 20.1%

Alexandria Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 61.5%
English 6.8%
Norwegian 5.9%
US/American 5.7%
Dutch 5.2%
Irish 5%
Luxemburger 1.4%
Danish 1.4%
Czech 1.4%
European 1.1%
Polish 0.9%
Swedish 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Scottish 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Alexandria 563 $45,333
Bridgewater 607 $39,375
Dimock 151 $43,125
Emery 439 $35,313
Ethan 330 $43,125
Mitchell 14,558 $43,095
Spencer 157 $34,688

Alexandria Public Libraries

Alexandria Public Library
Alexandria, South Dakota
(605) 239-4549

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Alexandria High Schools (2004)

230 6TH ST
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 87 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

Alexandria Colleges

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