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Alexandria, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Alexandria had a population of 637 as of July 1, 2016. Alexandria ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alexandria is located at latitude 43.654 and longitude -97.7799 in Hanson County. 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. Hanson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,352 feet.

The City of Alexandria (GNIS ID: 1267263) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alexandria population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alexandria: Clarksville.

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Alexandria, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 637
Population in Households 516
Population in Familes 457
Population in Group Qrtrs 121
Population Density1 1,022
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 241
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 185
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 207 (78.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $98,986
Average Home Value $142,391


Median Household Income $51,233
Average Household Income $68,732
Per Capita Income $22,065
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.53%
Households 0.68% 0.66%
Families 1.27% 0.53%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
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 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 120 70th
Population Density1 # 90 77th
Diversity Index2 # 313 20th
Median Household Income # 147 63rd
Per Capita Income # 310 21st

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