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"Convention City"

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.


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Median household income
Local
$26,097
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Alexandria demographic reports
Alexandria is on the Red River
Burned during the withdrawal of Union troops in 1864
Public transportation: ATrans (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 970. The number of murders and homicides was 8. The violent crime rate was 21.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Faith Ford, actress
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include PJ?s Coffee, Starbucks
Performing arts: Rapides Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area, Kincaid Lake Recreation Area, Valentine Lake Recreation Area, Wild Azalea National Recreation Trail
Alexandria attractions: Alexandria Zoological Park
Sports teams: Aces (United League Baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria Historical & Genealogical Library & Museum, Arna Bontemps African-American Museum, Kent Plantation House
Colleges and universities: Louisiana State University-Alexandria, Louisiana Technical College-Alexandria Campus
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 74

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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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

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Alexandria, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $313.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $764.


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Libraries in Alexandria include Fuhrer Branch, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Branch, Rapides Parish Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Alexandria include Alexandria Town Talk

TV stations in Alexandria include KALB, KLAX, KLPA.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KAPM.

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Rapides Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alexandria political report.

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Traffic

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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