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Welcome to Alexandria ...

The city of Alexandria is located in Rapides Parish<1> and is the Parish Seat for Rapides Parish.

When the people of Alexandria refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Alexandrian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alexandria has a population of 46,165 people<3> (see below for details).

Alexandria was established in 1785.

The community of Alexandria is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Alexandria lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Alexandria: (318)

The ZIP codes for Alexandria: 71301-71303, 71306-71307, 71309, 71315<5>

Websites for Alexandria ...

Official Website:   www.cityofalexandriala.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.cenlachamber.org/

Junior League:   www.jlalex.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alexandria had an population of 46,165 people. This is a decrease of 3.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.38% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alexandria had a population of 47,723 people (or 36.26% of the total population of Rapides Parish). This makes Alexandria the parish's most populous community.

The population of Alexandria represents 1.05% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 47,723 people, the population of Alexandria increased 2.98% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 46,342 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alexandria.

Communities Also Named Alexandria ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Alexandria - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Manitoba, Minnesota, Missouri (3), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alexandria.

Communities near Alexandria ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alexandria.

  • Ball
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ball
    • Ball lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Alexandria.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,906 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ball have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ball
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ball<8>
  • Lecompte
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lecompte
    • Lecompte lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Alexandria.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,151 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lecompte have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lecompte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lecompte<8>
  • Woodworth
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodworth
    • Woodworth lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Alexandria.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,139 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodworth have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodworth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodworth<8>
  • Boyce
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyce
    • Boyce lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Alexandria.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 968 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyce have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyce
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyce<8>
  • Forest Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Hill
    • Forest Hill lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Alexandria.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 912 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Hill<8>
  • Pollock
  • Dry Prong
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Prong
    • Dry Prong lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Alexandria.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Prong have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Prong
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dry Prong<8>
  • Creola
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creola
    • Creola lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Alexandria.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creola have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Creola has also been known as:
    • Creola village
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creola
  • Tioga
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tioga
    • Tioga lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of Alexandria.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tioga have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tioga
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tioga<8>
  • Weil
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weil
    • Weil lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Alexandria.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weil have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weil

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alexandria. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alexandria.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alexandria. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alexandria.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alexandria. Our list includes 30 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Alexandria.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alexandria ...

Looking for more information about Alexandria? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alexandria, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alexandria.

Adding Alexandria to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alexandria in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Alexandria was the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Alexandria the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alexandria.

The official website for Alexandria: www.cityofalexandriala.com/

The official website for Rapides Parish: www.rppj.com/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Rapides, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Alexandria refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Alexandria may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alexandria.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alexandria - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Alexandria). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alexandria or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Alexandria includes: 71301, 71302, 71306, 71309 & 71315.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alexandria) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alexandria. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlexandriaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexandria. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3049, Longitude: -92.4545    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

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