Alexandria 68 Average
Alexandria Livability #207 ranked city in Louisiana#15,437 ranked city in the USARanks better than 47% of areas
A+ Alexandria Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Alexandria Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% lower than Louisiana
Alexandria
8911% less expensive than the US average
Louisiana
928% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Alexandria cost of living
F Alexandria Crime Total crime is 184% higher than Louisiana
Total crime
10,534323% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 10323% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
7%Year over year crime is up
Alexandria crime
F Alexandria Employment Household income is 21% lower than Louisiana
Median household income
$35,93135% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,06923% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%36% higher than the US average
Alexandria employment
D- Alexandria Housing Home value is 9% lower than Louisiana
Median home value
$134,70027% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$77518% lower than the US average
Home ownership
52%19% lower than the US average
Alexandria real estate or Alexandria rentals
C Alexandria Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than Louisiana
High school grad. rates
77%7% lower than the US average
School test scores
53%9% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:118% lower than the US average
Alexandria K-12 schools
A- Alexandria User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Alexandria
Overall user rating
78% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
75% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
82% 4 total surveys
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      Alexandria, Louisiana is a mid-sized city with a population of 48,044 residents. Alexandria is mostly populated by White (38%) and Black or African American (57%) ethnic groups. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Alexandria is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 18 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Alexandria, Louisiana could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Alexandria, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, weather, education, employment and more.

      With a livability score of 66 out of 100, Alexandria is ranked #15,667 in the United States and #282 in Louisiana. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Alexandria scores well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B) and weather (B). Alexandria does not fare well for the following: crime (F), employment (F) and housing (D-). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Alexandria, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Alexandria Zoological Park, Kent Plantation House, and T.R.E.E. House.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Alexandria. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Alexandria are affordable. Median real estate prices in Alexandria come in at $134,700, which is 9.2% lower than the Louisiana average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Alexandria, the home price to income ratio is 3.8, which is 15.2% higher than the Louisiana average.

      Alexandria transportation information

      StatisticAlexandriaLouisianaNational
      Average one way commute18min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.2%82.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.6%9.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.9%1.3%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.8%1.8%2.8%
      Working from home1.4%2.6%4.6%

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      Source: The Alexandria, LA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).