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Population
154,745
0.1% growth
Median Age
37.4
Median Household Income
$41,836
3.07% growth
Poverty Rate
20%
Number of Employees
60,742
1.77% growth
Median Property Value
$123,300
2.66% growth

Economy

The economy of Alexandria, LA Metro Area employs 60,742 people. The economy of Alexandria, LA Metro Area is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 4.07; 1.98; and 1.53 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Alexandria, LA Metro Area are Healthcare & Social Assistance (12,829), Retail trade (6,915), and Educational Services (5,150), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($52,079), Utilities ($43,158), and Transportation & Warehousing ($36,667).

Median household income in Alexandria, LA Metro Area is $41,836. Males in Alexandria, LA Metro Area have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,003. The income inequality of Alexandria, LA Metro Area (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Alexandria, LA Metro Area. In Louisiana the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 65 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,221. Orleans Parish, LA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Louisiana.

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The closest comparable data for the metropolitan statistical area of Alexandria, LA Metro Area is from the state of Louisiana.

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Diversity

Alexandria, LA Metro Area is home to a population of 154,745 people, from which 98.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Alexandria, LA Metro Area is composed of 98,604 White residents (63.7%), 45,269 Black residents (29.3%), 5,194 Hispanic residents (3.36%), 2,490 Two+ residents (1.61%), and 2,071 Asian residents (1.34%). The most common foreign languages in Alexandria, LA Metro Area are Spanish (4,023 speakers), French (1,602 speakers), and Arabic (744 speakers), but compared to other places, Alexandria, LA Metro Area has a relative high number of French (1,602 speakers), Other Native North American (145 speakers), and Arabic (744 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Alexandria, LA Metro Area awarded 2,376 degrees. The student population of Alexandria, LA Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 1,047 male students and 1,329 female students. Most students in Alexandria, LA Metro Area are White (1,367 and 57.5%), followed by Black or African American (813 and 34.2%), Unknown (70 and 2.95%), and Hispanic or Latino (49 and 2.06%). The largest universities in Alexandria, LA Metro Area by number of graduates are Central Louisiana Technical Community College (1,412 and 59.4%), Louisiana State University-Alexandria (325 and 13.7%), and Louisiana College (283 and 11.9%). The most popular majors in Alexandria, LA Metro Area are Welding Technology (407 and 17.1%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (120 and 5.05%), and Health Aide (108 and 4.55%). The median tuition costs in Alexandria, LA Metro Area are $13,800 for private four year colleges, and $4,984 and $4,984 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alexandria, LA Metro Area is $123,300, which is 0.6 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $120,100 to $123,300, a 2.66% increase. The homeownership rate of Alexandria, LA Metro Area is 63.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Alexandria, LA Metro Area have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Alexandria, LA Metro Area is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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