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Alexandria is a city in Douglas County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Alexander Kinkaid, settler
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Alexandria. For links to other places called Alexandria, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Alexandria is 45.885N. The longitude is -95.377W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,404 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,746.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alexandria demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Douglas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56308 ZIP code.
34% of Alexandria residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alexandria ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alexandria was $16,085, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Alexandria residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Alexandria, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $368. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $725.
Libraries in Alexandria include Douglas County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Alexandria include Alexandria Echo Press
TV stations in Alexandria include KCCO, KSAX.
Douglas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alexandria political report.
The average commute time for Alexandria workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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