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Welcome to Alexandria ...

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

The location of Alexandria has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Alexandria has a population of 13,746 people<3> (see below for details).

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 2018 Census Estimates, Alexandria had an population of 13,746 people. This is an increase of 24.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 55.85% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alexandria had a population of 11,070 people (or 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 (which had 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]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
    • Glenwood [Pope County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Alexandria
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenwood
  • Osakis [Douglas County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osakis have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osakis
    • Osakis [Douglas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Alexandria
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osakis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osakis
  • Starbuck [Pope County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starbuck have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starbuck
    • Starbuck [Pope County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Alexandria
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starbuck
  • Parkers Prairie [Otter Tail County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkers Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkers Prairie
    • Parkers Prairie [Otter Tail County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Alexandria
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkers Prairie
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Evansville [Douglas County]
    • Carlos [Douglas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlos have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlos
      • Carlos [Douglas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Alexandria
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlos
    • Brandon [Douglas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brandon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandon
      • Brandon [Douglas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Alexandria
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon
    • Miltona [Douglas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miltona have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miltona
      • Miltona [Douglas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Alexandria
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miltona
    • Long Beach [Pope County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
      • Long Beach [Pope County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Alexandria
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    • Garfield [Douglas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garfield have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garfield
      • Garfield [Douglas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Alexandria
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garfield

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.

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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>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.
<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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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 (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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alexandria

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexandria. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8754, Longitude: -95.3744       In this case, the coordinates for Alexandria have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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