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Welcome to Alexandria ...

The city of Alexandria is located in Douglas County<1> and is the County Seat for Douglas County.

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 13,805 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Alexandria.

Alexandria is 1,420 feet [433 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Alexandria: (320)

The ZIP code for Alexandria: 56308<5>

Websites for Alexandria ...

Official Website:   www.ci.alexandria.mn.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.alexandriamn.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alexandria had an population of 13,805 people. This is an increase of 24.71% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 56.52% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alexandria had a population of 11,070 people (which is 30.74% of the total population of Douglas County). This makes Alexandria the county's most populous community.

The population of Alexandria represents 0.21% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 90th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,070 people, the population of Alexandria increased 25.51% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,820 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), Louisiana, Manitoba, 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.

  • Glenwood [Pope County]
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    • Glenwood [Pope County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Alexandria
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,605 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenwood<7>
  • Osakis [Douglas County]
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    • Osakis [Douglas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Alexandria
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,742 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osakis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osakis<7>
  • Parkers Prairie [Otter Tail County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkers Prairie
    • Parkers Prairie [Otter Tail County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Alexandria
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 992 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkers Prairie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkers Prairie<7>
  • Evansville [Douglas County]
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    • Evansville [Douglas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Alexandria
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 596 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evansville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evansville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Carlos [Douglas County]
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      • Carlos [Douglas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 490 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlos have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlos
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlos<7>
    • Brandon [Douglas County]
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      • Brandon [Douglas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 489 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brandon have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<7>
    • Miltona [Douglas County]
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      • Miltona [Douglas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miltona have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miltona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miltona<7>
    • Long Beach [Pope County]
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      • Long Beach [Pope County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 417 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
    • Garfield [Douglas County]
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      • Garfield [Douglas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 349 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garfield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garfield<7>
    • Kensington [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kensington
      • Kensington [Douglas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 305 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kensington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kensington<7>

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 18 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alexandria was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alexandria on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Minnesota

About Douglas County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Alexandria: www.ci.alexandria.mn.us/

The official website for Douglas County: www.co.douglas.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Douglas, 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).
<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 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: 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: 45.8848, Longitude: -95.3777    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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