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Overview

Introduction to Alexandria, Louisiana

Alexandria, Louisiana, in Rapides county, is 79 miles N of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center) and 169 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Alexandria History

Originally, this area was the home to a community which supported the activities of the Spanish outpost of Post du Rapides. The first organized settlement was made in 1785, when a Pennsylvania businessman called Alexander Fulton got the land grant from Spain. Alexandria was named after the daughter of Fulton. It was incorporated in 1818 as a town, and was chartered as a city in 1882.

Alexandria and nearby Attractions

  • Westgate Shopping Center
  • Harmon Field
  • Louisiana History Museum
  • Alexandria Zoological Park
  • Cenla Amusement

Things To Do In Alexandria

Tourists in Alexandria can enjoy shopping at the Dunbar Plaza Shopping Center, Westgate Shopping Center, and Southside Shopping Center. Parks that come with several recreational facilities are Harmon Field, Gimble Park, and Hunter Park. A visit to the Louisiana History Museum is a delight for the history buffs. Cenla Amusement is a favorite among the children and youngsters. Alexandria Zoological Park is another interesting place to visit. The city hosts the RiverFest every year.

Alexandria Transportation

Alexandria International Airport is the nearest major air transportation facility.

Alexandria Higher Education

Louisiana State University at Alexandria, and Louisiana Technical College - Alexandria Campus are situated in the city. The other higher education institutes that can be availed from the city include the Northwestern State University of Louisiana, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and the Grambling State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population48,044
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+18,137
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married36.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.1%
Median Earnings25+$27,247
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,746
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,084

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,783
% Above Poverty Level76.1%
% Below Poverty Level23.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone32.3%
Median Gross Rent$775
Median House Value$134,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)53.2%
French Except Basque5.6%
Irish4.7%
English4.7%
German3%
Italian1.7%
Arab1.5%
African1.2%
Scottish0.7%
Canadian0.4%
Syrian0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Palestinian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Senegalese0.1%
Welsh0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Czech0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Alexandria Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rapides Parish
Standard Zip Codes71301, 71302, 71303
P.O. Box Zip Codes71306, 71307, 71309, 71315
Phone Area Codes318
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.29
Approximate Longitude-92.46

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)

StationALEXANDRIA INTL AP
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp38 to 58 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 93 F
Oct Temp57 to 80 F
Annual Precip61.4 inches
StationALEXANDRIA ESLER AP
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp37 to 58 F
Apr Temp54 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip56.1 inches
StationBOYCE 3 WNW
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp39 to 57 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp57 to 79 F
Annual Precip59.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ball4,014$57,097
Boyce1,439$36,250
Pineville14,477$50,710
Pollock428$45,417
Woodworth1,201$68,750

Alexandria Public Libraries

Rapides Parish Library
411 WASHINGTON STREET
Alexandria, Louisiana
(318) 445-6436

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Alexandria Hospitals

Compass Behavioral Center Of Alexandria
6410 Masonic Drive
(318) 473-0035
Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital
(Proprietary)
651 N Bolton Ave
(318) 443-3511
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital Of Alexandria
104 North 3rd Street
(318) 449-1370
Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital
(Non-profit)
3330 Masonic Dr
(318) 448-6701
Rapides Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
211 4th St
(318) 769-3150
Riverside Hospital Of Louisiana
211 4th Street
(318) 767-2900
Christus Dubuis Hospital Of Alexandria
3330 Masonic Dr. 4th Floor Unit
(318) 448-4960
Longleaf Hospital
(Proprietary)
44 Versailles Blvd
(877) 493-2751
Oceans Behavioral Hospital Of Alexandria
(Proprietary)
2621 N. Bolton Ave
(318) 448-8473

Alexandria Public Schools

Alexandria Middle Magnet School
122 Maryland Avenue
ZIP: 71301
(318) 445-5343
Middle
Total Enrollment 433
Bolton High School
2101 Vance Avenue
ZIP: 71301
(318) 448-3628
High
Total Enrollment 556
Cherokee Elementary School
5700 Prescott Road
ZIP: 71301
(318) 442-1987
Primary
Total Enrollment 658
D.f. Huddle Elementary New Vision Academy
505 Texas Avenue
ZIP: 71301
(318) 442-7921
Primary
Total Enrollment 307
Horseshoe Drive Elementary New Vision Academy
2905 Horseshoe Drive
ZIP: 71301
(318) 443-0579
Primary
Total Enrollment 203
Julius Patrick Elementary School
1402 Reed Avenue
ZIP: 71301
(318) 443-5443
Primary
Total Enrollment 221
L.s. Rugg Elementary School
1319 Bush Avenue
ZIP: 71301
(318) 442-4536
Primary
Total Enrollment 323
Rosenthal Montessori Elementary School
1951 Monroe Street
ZIP: 71301
(318) 442-5791
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Scott M. Brame Middle School
4800 Dawn Street
ZIP: 71301
(318) 443-3688
Middle
Total Enrollment 948
Acadian Elementary
310 Richmond Drive
ZIP: 71302
(318) 487-1202
Primary
Total Enrollment 248
Alma Redwine Elementary New Vision Academy
1323 Vance Avenue
ZIP: 71302
(318) 442-3177
Primary
Total Enrollment 236
Arthur F. Smith Middle Magnet School
3100 Jones Street
ZIP: 71302
(318) 445-6241
Middle
Total Enrollment 440
Hadnot-hayes S.t.e.m. Elementary School
4020 Aaron Street
ZIP: 71302
(318) 445-0031
Primary
Total Enrollment 220
Martin Park Elementary School
4203 Lisa Street
ZIP: 71302
(318) 448-1695
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Peabody Magnet High School
2727 Jones Avenue
ZIP: 71302
(318) 448-3457
High
Total Enrollment 572
Peabody Montessori Elementary School
2416 3rd Street
ZIP: 71302
(318) 442-5012
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Phoenix Magnet Elementary School
4500 Lincoln Road
ZIP: 71302
(318) 445-6296
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Poland Junior High School
3348 Highway 457
ZIP: 71302
(318) 445-9224
Primary
Total Enrollment 370
Rapides Alternative Learning Facility
2121 Mason Street
ZIP: 71302
(318) 449-3148
Other
W.o. Hall Elementary School
3111 Jones Avenue
ZIP: 71302
(318) 443-9093
Primary
Total Enrollment 214
Alexandria Senior High School
800 Ola Lane
ZIP: 71303
(318) 448-8234
High
Total Enrollment 1311
Amikids Alexandria
1254 Macarthur Drive
ZIP: 71303
(318) 442-2254
Other
J.b. Nachman Elementary School
4102 Castle Rd
ZIP: 71303
(318) 445-7725
Primary
Total Enrollment 647
Louisiana Special Education Center
5400 Coliseum Blvd.
ZIP: 71303
(318) 487-5484
Other
Total Enrollment 38
Mabel Brasher Elementary School
601 Cloverleaf Boulevard
ZIP: 71303
(318) 442-0878
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
North Bayou Rapides Elementary
5500 England Drive
ZIP: 71303
(318) 445-4260
Primary
Total Enrollment 280
Renaissance Home For Youth
1501 Vandenburg Dr.
ZIP: 71303
(318) 448-8592
Other
Total Enrollment 33

Alexandria Private Schools

Our Lady-prompt Succor School
420 21st St
ZIP: 71301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 424
St Frances Cabrini School
2215 E Texas Ave
ZIP: 71301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 73
Smyrna Adventist Jr Academy
916 Richmond Dr
ZIP: 71302
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Alexandria Country Day School
5603 Bayou Rapides Rd
ZIP: 71303
Elementary
Total Enrollment 547
Grace Christian School
4900 Jackson Street Ext
ZIP: 71303
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 418
Holy Savior Menard High School
4603 Coliseum Blvd
ZIP: 71303
Secondary
Total Enrollment 482
Hope Baptist School
7921 Highway 28 W
ZIP: 71303
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 75
Montessori Educational Center
4209 N Bolton Ave
ZIP: 71303
Elementary
Total Enrollment 77
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