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Alexandria, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Alexandria is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hanson County at latitude 43.654 and longitude -97.7799. Hanson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,352 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Alexandria, but most people and references simply refer to it as Alexandria, South Dakota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Alexandria indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Alexandria (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alexandria: Clarksville.

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Alexandria, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 607
Population in Households 486
Population in Familes 430
Population in Group Qrtrs 121
Population Density1 974
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 229
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 177
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 249 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 195 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $104,310
Average Home Value $161,154


Median Household Income $58,518
Average Household Income $65,650
Per Capita Income $20,078
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.31% 0.07%
Households -0.2% 0.26%
Families 0.81% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Alexandria, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alexandria to the other 390 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 124 68th
Population Density1 # 93 76th
Diversity Index2 # 264 33rd
Median Household Income # 38 91st
Per Capita Income # 329 16th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.