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Alexandria is in Rapides Parish.
It is the parish seat.
One tradition says the community was named for the daughter of settler Alexander Fulton; another says it was named for surveyor John Alexander
The latitude of Alexandria is 31.311N. The longitude is -92.445W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 75 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 45,649.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alexandria demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rapides Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Alexandria area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 71303 ZIP code.
4% of Alexandria residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alexandria ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alexandria was $16,242, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Alexandria residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Alexandria include Alexandria Center Square, Inglewood Plantation Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Alexandria, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $313. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $764.
Libraries in Alexandria include Fuhrer Branch, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Branch, Rapides Parish Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Alexandria include Alexandria Town Talk
TV stations in Alexandria include KALB, KLAX, KLPA.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KAPM.
Rapides Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alexandria political report.
The average commute time for Alexandria workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Alexandria between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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