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Population in 2012: 11,549 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +30.9%
Males: 5,595  (48.4%)
Females: 5,954  (51.6%)

Median resident age:  38.8 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56308.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,076 (it was $26,851 in 2000)
Alexandria:

$36,076
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,154

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $140,939 (it was $82,500 in 2000)
Alexandria:

$140,939
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $155,892; Detached houses: $169,020; Townhouses or other attached units: $165,554; In 2-unit structures: $175,125; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $155,685; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $137,906; Mobile homes: $30,151

Median gross rent in 2012: $608.

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  • White alone - 10,779 (95.7%)
  • Hispanic - 153 (1.4%)
  • Black alone - 149 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 86 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 60 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 33 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alexandria: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.5%), Norwegian (18.2%), Swedish (11.7%), Irish (8.3%), English (3.1%), United States (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1400 feet

Land area: 8.89 square miles.

Population density: 1,300 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Alexandria:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alexandria city:

  • Never married: 35.7%
  • Now married: 41.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

223 residents are foreign born

This city:  2.0%
Minnesota:  7.2%



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Alexandria, Minnesota as of August 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Alexandria to the number of sex offenders is 11,549 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,326 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,318 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (62.1 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (120.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (474.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Nelson, MN (2.3 miles) , Forada, MN (2.6 miles) , Garfield, MN (2.7 miles ), Carlos, MN (2.7 miles ), Osakis, MN (3.3 miles ), Miltona, MN (3.4 miles ), Brandon, MN (3.5 miles ), Villard, MN (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 48 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2000: 41 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2001: 154 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2002: 168 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2003: 190 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2004: 183 buildings, average cost: $157,200
  • 2005: 174 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 2006: 89 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 2007: 65 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 2008: 41 buildings, average cost: $159,600
  • 2009: 21 buildings, average cost: $211,300
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 2011: 31 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $241,400

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Latitude: 45.88 N, Longitude: 95.37 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,196 (+72.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,976 (72.9%)

Area code: 320

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Crime rates in Alexandria by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00200100000
per 100,000 0.00.020.40.00.09.10.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 4486N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 44.442.081.458.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Robberies 00302114212
per 100,000 0.00.030.50.018.79.18.835.116.79.017.9
Assaults 1167141491313101214
per 100,000 122.263.071.2136.0131.281.6114.3113.983.3107.6125.1
Burglaries 2729302315244124663747
per 100,000 300.0304.3305.3223.4140.5217.6360.5210.4549.9331.7419.9
Thefts 238181274255245299407297288313257
per 100,000 2644.41899.12788.52476.92295.32711.03578.72603.22399.42805.92296.3
Auto thefts 85121015571191416
per 100,000 88.952.5122.197.1140.545.361.596.475.0125.5143.0
Arson 34007210310
per 100,000 33.342.00.00.065.618.18.80.025.09.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.0) 178.9136.2250.8181.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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Crime rate in Alexandria detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 25 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Minnesota average:

1.66

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Alexandria, Minnesota accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.9%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Alexandria-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the Alexandria city center injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/2001, a category F3 tornado 19.9 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alexandria-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 35.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 46.8 miles away from Alexandria center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 72.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Douglas County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: John Hawkes (actor) - Actor, Duane Hanson - Artist, Edward Hanson - Naval officer and Governor of Samoa, John McEwan - Football player and coach, Brita Sailer - Politician, Dave Dalby - Football player, Doran Isackson - Politician, Hal Haskins - Basketball player, Jed Johnson (designer) - Interior designer, Josh Meyers (ice hockey) - Ice hockey player.

Main business address for: RURAL CELLULAR CORP (RADIO TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Alexandria:

  • CENTRACARE KIDNEY PROG AT DOUGLAS COUNTY HOSP (Dialysis Facility, 111 17TH AVE S)
  • KNUTE NELSON HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 420 12TH AVENUE EAST)
  • DOUGLAS COUNTY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Local, provides emergency services, 111 17TH AVENUE EAST)
  • DOUGLAS COUNTY PUB HEALTH NSG SVCRS (Hospital, 725 ELM STREET SUITE 1200)
  • PRAIRIEWOOD HOME (Hospital, 2736 LEHOMME DIEU HEIGHTS NE)
  • ROSEWOOD (Hospital, "1007 HIGH STREET, BOX 368")
  • SCENICWOOD (Hospital, "1119 SCENIC HEIGHTS RD, RT #8")
  • BETHANY HOME (Nursing Home, 1020 LARK STREET)
  • KNUTE NELSON (Nursing Home, 420 12TH AVENUE EAST)

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Airports and heliports located in Alexandria:


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Local government website: www.ci.alexandria.mn.us

College/University in Alexandria:

  • Alexandria Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 1,609; Location: 1601 Jefferson Streeet; Public; Website: www.alextech.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alexandria:

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 45 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,462)
  • Ridgewater College (about 54 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 2,670)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 56 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Rasmussen College-St Cloud (about 61 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,762)
  • Saint Cloud Technical College (about 62 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 64 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,908)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 65 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 2,341)

Public high schools in Alexandria:

Private high school in Alexandria:

  • NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 69; Location: 2505 HWY 29 N; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Alexandria:

Private elementary/middle schools in Alexandria:

  • ST MARYS SCHOOL (Students: 175; Location: 421 HAWTHORNE ST; Grades: KG - 6)
  • ST MARY'S SCHOOL (Students: 173; Location: 421 HAWTHORNE ST; Grades: KG - 6)
  • ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 162; Location: 300 LAKE ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Alexandria

Library in Alexandria:

  • DOUGLAS COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $732,431; Location: 720 FILLMORE STREET; 81,915 books; 15,187 e-books; 6,700 audio materials; 4,970 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 165 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Alexandria: Alexandria (A), Lake Geneva Camp (B), Hillcrest RV Park (C), Casey's Amusement Park (D), Viking Speedway (E), Douglas County Fairgrounds (F), Community Behavioral Health Hospital Alexandria (G), Douglas County Historical Society (H), Douglas County Courthouse (I), Law Enforcement Center (J), Douglas County Public Library (K), Runestone Museum (L), Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Forestry Division (M), Alexandria Fire Department (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Midway Mall (1), Viking Plaza Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Alexandria include: New Testament Church (A), Zion Church (B), Saint Mary's Catholic Church (C), Lake Community Free Church (D), Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (E), Evangelical Covenant Church (F), Saint Pauls Lutheran Church (G), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (H), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Kinkaid Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Lake Agnes (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Alexandria include: Fillmore Park (1), Noonan Park (2), Goose Park (3), Tabberts Park (4), Alexandria City Park (5), Lake Crest Park (6), Foslein Park (7), Geneva Crest Park (8), Dean Melton Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Americinn of Alexandria (4520 Highway 29 South), Ramada Limited (507 50th Avenue West), Best Inn (507 50th Avenue West), Cntry Inn & Suites -Alexandria (5304 Highway 29 South), Pillars Bed & Breakfast LLC (1004 Elm Street), Skyline Motel (605 30th Avenue West), L Motel (910 Highway 27 West), Ramada Alexandria MN (507 50th Avenue West), Americinn (4520 Highway 29 South).

Court: Douglas - Court Administration (305 8th Avenue East).

 
Douglas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.6. This is about average.
City:

27.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.45. This is about average. There were 14 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.45
U.S.:

9.59
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.8. This is better than average. There were 23 monitors within city limits.
City:

15.8
U.S.:

22.1
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.192. This is significantly better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.192
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.01. This is better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.01
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 15.2. This is significantly worse than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

15.2
U.S.:

9.4

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alexandria and their reported violations in the past:

ALEXANDRIA (Address: Alexandria City Hall , Population served: 10397, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
SUN VALLEY RESORT ASSOCIATION (Address: 10045 State Highway 27 West , Population served: 172, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2000 and DEC-2000, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-10-2000), St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2000), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-10-2000), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2000)
HI VIEW PARK (Address: 2208 State Highway 29 North , Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1994 and DEC-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from MAY-01-1994 to JUN-01-1994), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-10-1994), St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-07-1994), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1998)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LUTHER CREST WEST (Address: 8231 County Road 11 NE , Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2006), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-13-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-13-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-13-2006), St Boil Water Order (JUN-13-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-19-2006)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-23-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-23-2005), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-23-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-23-2005), St Boil Water Order (JUN-23-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-23-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2005)
MILTONA BAY ESTATES (Address: 12935 Miltona Bay Road , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2006), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-09-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-09-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2006), St Boil Water Order (JUN-09-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-09-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-20-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-26-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-26-2005), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-26-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-26-2005), St Boil Water Order (MAY-26-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-26-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-20-2005)
OFFICE CAFE AND BAR (Address: 5738 E. Lake Carlos Drive, Northeast , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-28-2000)
DON'S LAKEVIEW MOBILE HOME PARK (Address: 1310 West Lake Cowdry Road NW , Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1994 and SEP-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from MAY-01-1994 to JUN-01-1994), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-10-1994), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-1994)
NORDIC TRAILS GOLF COURSE (Address: 4343 County Road 20 NE , Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1998 and DEC-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-15-1998), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-15-1998), St Public Notif requested (JUN-15-1998), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-15-1998), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-15-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-15-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-1998)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alexandria that have no violations reported:

  • LIVING WATERS ASSEMBLY OF GOD (Population served: 175, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LUTHER CREST BIBLE CAMP (Population served: 145, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OFF THE EATIN' PATH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VIKING TRAIL RESORT (Population served: 56, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THREE HAVENS GENERAL STORE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WESTON STATION (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MINNESOURI HOMES (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WESTRIDGE SHORES RESORT (Population served: 36, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPORTSMENS PARADISE RESORT (Population served: 36, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RUNESTONE OFFICE CENTER (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.7%
(18.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.3% for Black residents, 25.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.0% for American Indian residents, 25.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  48.2%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.3%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Alexandria, MN

People in group quarters in Alexandria in 2010:

  • 222 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 66 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 59 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Alexandria in 2000:

  • 307 people in nursing homes
  • 68 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 40 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 36 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 11 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Alexandria compared to Minnesota state average:

Alexandria, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Alexandria (2011 data):

  • BREMER BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: Bremer Bank, National Association at 720 Broadway, branch established on 1919/06/01; South Branch at 2210 Highway 29 South, branch established on 1995/02/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $624.4 mil, Deposits: $515.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Otto Bremer Foundation
  • BlackRidgeBANK: Alexandria Branch at 406 3rd Avenue, East, branch established on 2000/03/09; Fsb Alexandria Branch at 3313 Highway 29 South, branch established on 1904/09/09. Info updated 2011/11/29: Bank assets: $348.3 mil, Deposits: $299.3 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Blackridge Financial, Inc.
  • Hometown Community Bank: Forada Branch at 10635 Toby's Avenue Se, branch established on 2000/10/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $25.4 mil, Deposits: $23.4 mil, headquarters in Cyrus, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Cyrus Bancshares, Inc.
  • American National Bank of Minnesota: Alexandria Branch at 512 30th Avenue East, branch established on 1986/06/16. Info updated 2006/05/05: Bank assets: $278.8 mil, Deposits: $227.6 mil, headquarters in Baxter, MN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: American Bancorporation Of Minnesota, Inc.
  • Viking Savings Bank: at 1311 Broadway, branch established on 1981/04/07. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $160.9 mil, Deposits: $122.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Gate City Bank: Alexandria Branch at 1630 Broadway St, branch established on 2009/06/17. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,403.0 mil, Deposits: $1,231.5 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 32 total offices
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Alexandria Branch at 701 Broadway, branch established on 1901/06/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Glenwood State Bank (Incorporated): Alexandria Branch at 2221 South Broadway, branch established on 2008/03/14. Info updated 2007/07/11: Bank assets: $187.7 mil, Deposits: $154.0 mil, headquarters in Glenwood, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • State Bank & Trust: Alexandria Branch at 1001 Broadway Street, branch established on 2006/09/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,226.6 mil, Deposits: $1,916.5 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: State Bankshares, Inc.
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Alexandria, Minnesota:

  • Super 8 Motel, 4620 Hwy 29 S, Alexandria, MN 56308 , Phone: (320) 763-6552, Fax: (320) 763-6552
  • Americinn, 4520 Hwy 29 S, Alexandria, MN 56308 , Phone: (320) 763-6808
  • Luther Crest Bible Camp Adult Family Retreat, 8231 County Rd 11 Ne, Alexandria, MN 56308 , Phone: (320) 846-2431
  • Ramada Limited, 507 50th Ave W, Alexandria, MN 56308 , Phone: (320) 762-5161, Fax: (320) 762-5337
  • Arrowwood Resort, 2100 Arrowwood Ln, Alexandria, MN 56308 , Phone: (800) 333-3333
  • Holiday Inn, 5637 Hwy 295, Alexandria, MN 56308 , Phone: (320) 763-6577, Fax: (320) 762-2092
  • Days Inn - Alexandria, 4810 Hwy 29 S, Alexandria, MN 56308 , Phone: (800) 329-7666
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, 5304 State Hwy 29 S, Alexandria, MN 56308 , Phone: (320) 763-9900, Fax: (320) 763-7564
  • 2 other hotels and motels
All 10 fire-safe hotels and motels in Alexandria, Minnesota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Alexandria travel time to work - commute


Alexandria mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Alexandria city (based on Douglas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.31%
Here72.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist Church The Evangelical Covenant Church
Adherents41.8%33.0%9.9%2.8%2.7%
Congregations35.8%11.3%17.0%3.8%7.5%
NameUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Free Church of AmericaBaptist General ConferenceAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsOther
Adherents1.7%1.6%1.3%1.0%4.3%
Congregations1.9%1.9%1.9%1.9%17.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Douglas County:

8.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 42
Douglas County:

11.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.0%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.0%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Douglas County:

9.0%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$21,852$43,7040$0
Other Government Administration 8$32,225$48,3380$0
Police Protection - Officers 19$65,902$41,6220$0
Police - Other 5$13,324$31,9780$0
Firefighters 1$4,539$54,4680$0
Fire - Other 1$3,135$37,6200$0
Parks and Recreation 12$32,922$32,9220$0
Other and Unallocable 7$20,426$35,0165$4,286
Totals for Government 59$194,325$39,5245$4,286

Alexandria government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,908,000 ($165.21)
    General - Other: $1,414,000 ($122.43)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $13,567,000 ($1174.73)
    Water Utilities: $1,120,000 ($96.98)
    Regular Highways: $1,002,000 ($86.76)
    Central Staff Services: $400,000 ($34.64)
    Financial Administration: $261,000 ($22.60)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $171,000 ($14.81)
    General - Other: $55,000 ($4.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($1.13)
    Health - Other: $4,000 ($0.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $469,000 ($40.61)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $1,566,000 ($135.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $988,000 ($85.55)
    Local Fire Protection: $286,000 ($24.76)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $195,000 ($16.88)
    Air Transportation: $101,000 ($8.75)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $437,000 ($37.84)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,273,000 ($196.81)

Alexandria government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $973,000 ($84.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $369,000 ($31.95)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000 ($0.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $171,000 ($14.81)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $843,000 ($72.99)
    Interest Earnings: $817,000 ($70.74)
    Fines and Forfeits: $87,000 ($7.53)
    Royalties: $6,000 ($0.52)
    Rents: $6,000 ($0.52)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $15,125,000 ($1309.64)
    Water Utilities: $1,137,000 ($98.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,611,000 ($139.49)
    Highways: $352,000 ($30.48)
  • Tax - Property: $1,640,000 ($142.00)
    Other License: $561,000 ($48.58)
    Public Utilities Sales: $541,000 ($46.84)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $57,000 ($4.94)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $32,000 ($2.77)

Alexandria government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,720,000 ($2053.86)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,173,000 ($1660.14)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,218,000 ($538.40)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,671,000 ($144.69)

Alexandria government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,225,000 ($106.07)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,327,000 ($547.84)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,561,000 ($827.86)

7.01% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,253 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hennepin County, MN  0.54% ($48,947 average AGI)
from Pope County, MN  0.46% ($32,092)
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.44% ($25,903)


6.30% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,699 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hennepin County, MN  0.44% ($39,097 average AGI)
to Pope County, MN  0.43% ($28,900)
to Stearns County, MN  0.40% ($46,661)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alexandria:

  • KXRA (1490 AM; 1 kW; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: PARADIS BROADCASTING OF ALEXANDRIA, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KJJK (1020 AM; 2 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alexandria:

  • KXRZ (99.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: PARADIS BROADCASTING OF ALEXANDRIA, INC.)
  • KXRA-FM (92.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: PARADIS BROADCASTING OF ALEX, INC.)
  • KIKV-FM (100.7 FM; SAUK CENTRE, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K215BL (90.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KULO (94.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KBHL (103.9 FM; OSAKIS, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K219FA (91.7 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KRVY-FM (97.3 FM; STARBUCK, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMGK (107.1 FM; GLENWOOD, MN; Owner: BRANSTOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alexandria:

  • K36AA (Channel 36; ALEXANDRIA, ETC., MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K16CO (Channel 16; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K18DG (Channel 18; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K26CL (Channel 26; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K32EB (Channel 32; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K48DV (Channel 48; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K50DB (Channel 50; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K52DZ (Channel 52; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K55ID (Channel 55; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K58DS (Channel 58; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K60EJ (Channel 60; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K65HD (Channel 65; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K67HI (Channel 67; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSAX (Channel 42; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • K45AR (Channel 45; EAGLE BEND, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 790)
  • K30AF (Channel 30; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K34AF (Channel 34; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K38AC (Channel 38; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)
  • K62AU (Channel 62; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: SELECTIVE TV, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Alexandria, Minnesota:
  • Fatal accident count: 20
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 28
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 23
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 44
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Minnesota average:
  • Fatal accident count: 74
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 115
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 80
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 189
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9

See more detailed statistics of Alexandria fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 33 meters (108ft)
Total average daily traffic: 61,400
Total average daily truck traffic: 7,358

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alexandria)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 89 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Alexandria, MN)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 93 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alexandria)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Alexandria)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 58 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 73
  • Hazardous Condition: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Alexandria


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alexandria, MN

Most common first names in Alexandria, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12879.9 years
Mary8182.8 years
Robert7975.4 years
William7880.6 years
Anna7887.5 years
Henry7282.3 years
Frank6081.8 years
Donald6073.3 years
Ruth6081.8 years
Helen5882.3 years
Most common last names in Alexandria, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson24581.9 years
Anderson15179.8 years
Olson11578.0 years
Peterson10380.1 years
Nelson9881.2 years
Hanson5882.6 years
Larson5677.2 years
Erickson4980.8 years
Carlson3680.3 years
Thompson2977.8 years
Businesses in Alexandria, MN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
AmericInn1McDonald's2
Arby's1Menards1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance1
Best Western1OfficeMax1
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza1
Caribou Coffee2Payless1
Carson Pirie Scott1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen2Sears1
Days Inn1Slumberland1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
Famous Footwear1Subway5
Fashion Bug1Super 81
FedEx5T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block3Target1
Hardee's1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1UPS7
JCPenney1Vans1
Jimmy John's1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York2Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy3Wendy's1
Lane Furniture2YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Alexandria, MN

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