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Welcome to Alexandria ...
Alexandria was established in 1785.
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).
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
Alexandria lies within the (318) area code.
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 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 (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 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.
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Alexandria was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>
We also found Alexandria in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Alexandria.
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: louisiana.gov/
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