Alexandria, MN

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Population

36,891

0.0787% growth

Median Age

44.3


Median Household Income

$58,667

4.12% growth

Poverty Rate

8.43%


Number of Employees

19,119

0.547% growth

Median Property Value

$197,200

3.84% growth

About

In 2017, Alexandria, MN had a population of 36.9k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $58,667. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Alexandria, MN grew from 36,862 to 36,891, a 0.0787% increase and its median household income grew from $56,347 to $58,667, a 4.12% increase.

The population of Alexandria, MN is 96.2% White Alone, 1.55% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.13% Two or More Races. 2.84% of the people in Alexandria, MN speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alexandria, MN are Alexandria Technical & Community College (784 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Alexandria, MN is $197,200, and the homeownership rate is 75.1%. Most people in Alexandria, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Alexandria, MN is 2 cars per household.

Alexandria, MN borders St. Cloud, MN and Fergus Falls, MN.

Economy

The economy of Alexandria, MN employs 19.1k people. The largest industries in Alexandria, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,169 people), Manufacturing (2,959 people), and Retail Trade (2,474 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,833), Utilities ($61,875), and Public Administration ($60,815).

Median household income in Alexandria, MN is $58,667. Males in Alexandria, MN have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,870. The income inequality in Alexandria, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,667

2017 value

± $2,623

4.12%

1 Year Growth

± 5.46%

Households in Alexandria, MN have a median annual income of $58,667, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,347 in 2016, which represents a 4.12% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,210

Average Male Salary

± $1,573

$52,870

Average Female Salary

± $1,202

In 2017, full-time male employees in Alexandria, MN made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $53,440 ± $951

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $51,343 ± $59,950

  3. Asian

    $50,326 ± $4,235

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alexandria, MN workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alexandria, MN is from Minnesota.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.466

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.29% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Minnesota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alexandria, MN was Carver County, MN with a value of $101,271, followed by Scott County, MN and Washington County, MN, with respective values of $98,538 and $91,866.

The following map shows all of the counties in Alexandria, MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.43% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alexandria, MN (3.06k out of 36.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,863 ± 302

  2. Hispanic

    143 ± 94

  3. Other

    56 ± 98

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alexandria, MN is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

19.1k

2017 Value

± 723

0.547%

1 Year growth

± 5.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alexandria, MN grew at a rate of 0.547%, from 19k employees to 19.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alexandria, MN, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,285 people), Management Occupations (2,167 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,053 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alexandria, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Alexandria, MN, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,285 people), Management Occupations (2,167 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,053 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Alexandria, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.67 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.33 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.19 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Alexandria, MN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,034), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($68,036), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($66,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

19.1k

2017 Value

± 723

0.547%

1 Year growth

± 5.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alexandria, MN grew at a rate of 0.547%, from 19k employees to 19.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alexandria, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,169 people), Manufacturing (2,959 people), and Retail Trade (2,474 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alexandria, MN, though some of these residents may live in Alexandria, MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Alexandria, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,169 people), Manufacturing (2,959 people), and Retail Trade (2,474 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Alexandria, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.09 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.53 times), and Construction (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Alexandria, MN, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,833), Utilities ($61,875), and Public Administration ($60,815).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.9B

  2. $22.1B

  3. $19.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $23.9B, followed by Cereal grains with $22.1B and Nonmetal min. prods. and $19.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Minnesota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$316B

2015 Value

$484B

Projected 2045 Value

53.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Minnesota trade was $316B. This is expected to increase 53.4% to $484B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Minnesota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.5B

  2. $24.3B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $25.5B, followed by Iowa with $24.3B and Illinois and $13.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Minnesota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.5% of the population of Alexandria, MN has health coverage, with 50.3% on employee plans, 10.5% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 18.5% on non-group plans, and 1.82% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Alexandria, MN was $8,871 in 2014. This is a 4.8% increase from the previous year ($8,465).

Primary care physicians in Alexandria, MN see 1111 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.634% increase from the previous year (1104 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1441 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 468 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.5%). Additionally, Pine County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,111 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see an average of 1,111 patients per year. This represents a 0.634% increase from the previous year (1,104 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,871

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,603

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,176

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,917

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Minnesota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.8%, from $8,465 to $8,871.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.46%

Uninsured

50.3%

Employer Coverage

10.5%

Medicaid

15.4%

Medicare

18.5%

Non-Group

1.82%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alexandria, MN declined by 26.7% from 4.72% to 3.46%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Alexandria, MN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.5% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota, at 12.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Alexandria, MN is home to a population of 36.9k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.03% of Alexandria, MN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Alexandria, MN is composed of 35.5k White Alone residents (96.2%), 570 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.55%), 417 Two or More Races residents (1.13%), 236 Black or African American Alone residents (0.64%), 111 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.301%), 47 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.127%), 37 Asian Alone residents (0.1%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Alexandria, MN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (438 speakers), German (140 speakers), and Scandinavian Languages (79 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Alexandria, MN was 44.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Alexandria, MN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Alexandria, MN residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.03%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.12%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.03% of Alexandria, MN residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alexandria, MN was 1.12%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    65,949 ± 6,267 people

  2. Somalia

    30,092 ± 4,247 people

  3. India

    29,695 ± 4,219 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alexandria, MN was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Alexandria, MN residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Alexandria, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Alexandria, MN was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    35.5k ± 33

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    570 ± 154

  3. Two or More Races

    417 ± 81.1

In 2017, there were 62.2 times more White Alone residents (35.5k people) in Alexandria, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 570 Hispanic or Latino and 417 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Alexandria, MN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    438 speakers (1.26%)

  2. German

    140 speakers (0.404%)

  3. Scandinavian Languages

    79 speakers (0.228%)

2.84% of Alexandria, MN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Alexandria, MN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.26% of the overall population of Alexandria, MN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.404% speak German and 0.228% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,078 ± 116

  2. Korea

    433 ± 100

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    255 ± 84

Alexandria, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Alexandria, MN awarded 784 degrees. The student population of Alexandria, MN is skewed towards women, with 1,337 male students and 1,352 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alexandria, MN are White (718 and 91.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (25 and 3.19%), Two or More Races (12 and 1.53%), and Unknown (11 and 1.4%).

The largest universities in Alexandria, MN by number of degrees awarded are Alexandria Technical & Community College (784 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Alexandria, MN are Criminal Justice - Police Science (262 and 33.4%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (51 and 6.51%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (43 and 5.48%).

The median tuition costs in Alexandria, MN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 101 degrees awarded

  2. 43 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Alexandria, MN was Criminal Justice - Police Science with 101 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Alexandria, MN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

784 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Alexandria, MN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alexandria Technical & Community College with 784 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

457

Degrees Awarded to Men

327

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 457 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alexandria, MN, which is 1.4 times more than the 327 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Alexandria, MN by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    718 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    25 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    12 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Alexandria, MN were to White students. These 718 degrees mean that there were 28.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 25 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alexandria, MN was $197,200 in 2017, which is 0.906 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $189,900 to $197,200, a 3.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Alexandria, MN is 75.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Alexandria, MN have an average commute time of 16.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Alexandria, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$58,667

Median Household Income

± $2,623

16.2k

Number of Households

± 659

In 2017, the median household income of the 16.2k households in Alexandria, MN grew to $58,667 from the previous year's value of $56,347.

The following chart displays the households in Alexandria, MN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$197,200

2017 Median

± $3,647

$189,900

2016 Median

± $4,218

In 2017, the median property value in Alexandria, MN grew to to $197,200 from the previous year's value of $189,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Alexandria, MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alexandria, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Alexandria, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alexandria, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.1%

2017 Homeownership

77%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.1% of the housing units in Alexandria, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Alexandria, MN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Alexandria, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alexandria, MN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

16.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alexandria, MN have a shorter commute time (16.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.68% of the workforce in Alexandria, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.9%

  2. Worked At Home

    6.67%

  3. Carpooled

    6.09%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Alexandria, MN was Drove Alone, followed by those who Worked At Home and those who Carpooled.

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