For population 25 years and over in Alexandria:
For population 15 years and over in Alexandria city:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,430 (1.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (53.2 miles , pop. 123,975).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (188.6 miles , pop. 390,007).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (527.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Fulton, SD (2.3 miles) , Farmer, SD (2.6 miles) , Emery, SD (3.0 miles ), Spencer, SD (3.3 miles) , Ethan, SD (3.6 miles ), Mitchell, SD (3.6 miles ), Milltown, SD (4.0 miles) , Bridgewater, SD (4.0 miles ).
Latitude: 43.65 N, Longitude: 97.78 W
Area code: 605
Population change in the 1990s: +46 (+8.9%).
Work and jobs in Alexandria: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Alexandria, South Dakota
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Alexandria-area historical tornado activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 149% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/30/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the Alexandria city center killed 6 people and injured 150 people and caused $18 million in damages.
On 6/20/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.3 miles away from the city center .
Earthquake activity:Alexandria-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.2 miles away from Alexandria center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 35.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.7 miles away from Alexandria center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 31.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Hanson County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.45. This is about average. There were 14 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.8. This is better than average. There were 23 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.192. This is significantly better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.01. This is better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 15.2. This is significantly worse than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.9%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Alexandria compared to South Dakota state average:
Banks with branches in Alexandria (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Alexandria city (based on Hanson County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.63%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
4.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,109 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
6.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,321 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:4
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:7
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Businesses in Alexandria, SD
State forum archive:
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.