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Alexandria, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Alexandria had a population of 620 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alexandria: Clarksville.

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Alexandria, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 620
Daytime Population: Workers 159
Daytime Population: Residents 301
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 460
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 500
Population in Familes 441
Population in Group Qrtrs 120
Population Density2 994
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $56,499
Average Household Income $71,634
Per Capita Income $23,015


Total Housing Units 253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (80.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $95,946
Average Home Value $146,906


Total Households 235
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 182
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.11% 0.13%
Households 0.24% 0.25%
Families 0.86% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

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, 2017 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 # 125 68th
Population Density # 94 76th
Diversity Index # 321 19th
Median Household Income # 113 71st
Per Capita Income # 311 21st

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