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Welcome to Alexandria ...

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

When the people of Alexandria refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Alexandrian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Alexandria has a population of 47,832 people<2> (see below for details).

Alexandria was established in 1785.

The community of Alexandria is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Alexandria lies within the (318) area code.

The ZIP codes for Alexandria: 71301-71303, 71306-71307, 71309, 71315<4>

Population Details ...

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 total 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 (that had a count of 46,342 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Alexandria had an population of 47,832 people. This is an increase of 0.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.22% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alexandria ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ball   [Map]   4,009   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Boyce   [Map]   1,008   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Creola   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Forest Hill   [Map]   803   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kolin   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lecompte   [Map]   1,186   S   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alexandria. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alexandria. Our list includes 30 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alexandria:

Websites for Alexandria ...

Official Website:   www.cityofalexandriala.com/
 
Chamber of Commerce:   www.cenlachamber.org/
 
Junior League:   www.jlalex.com/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alexandria, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alexandria.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Alexandria. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
Hiking/CampingDoctors 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Rapides Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alexandria.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alexandria - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Alexandria. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alexandria) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alexandria. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alexandria

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexandria. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2933, Longitude: -92.4699     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alexandria have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alexandria.