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Alexandria, Louisiana
Map of Louisiana highlighting the Alexandria metropolitan area
Website http://cityofalexandriala.com/

The Alexandria Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area in central Louisiana that covers two parishes – Rapides and Grant. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 145,035 (though a July 1, 2008 estimate placed the population at 153,105).[1]

The Alexandria metropolitan area was first defined in 1973. Then known as the Alexandria Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (Alexandria SMSA), it consisted of two parishes - Rapides and Grant - and had a population of 131,749.[2][3] By the census of 1980, the population had grown to 151,985, a 15% increase over the previous census.

In 1983, the official name was shortened to the Alexandria Metropolitan Statistical Area (Alexandria MSA), which is still in use to date.[4] That same year, Grant Parish was removed from the MSA, leaving only Rapides Parish. A total of 135,282 people lived in Rapides Parish in 1980.[3] That number had declined to 131,556 by 1990[3] and 126,337 in 2000.

Grant Parish was again added to the Alexandria MSA in 2003.[5]

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Parishes

Communities

Demographics

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 145,035 people, 54,193 households, and 38,401 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 68.95% White, 28.04% African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $29,739, and the median income for a family was $35,775. Males had a median income of $30,505 versus $20,477 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $15,249.

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References

  1. ^ "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008 (CBSA-EST2008-01)" (CSV). 2008 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2009-03-19. http://www.census.gov/popest/metro/tables/2008/CBSA-EST2008-01.csv. Retrieved 2009-03-19.  
  2. ^ "Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSAs) and Components, 1973" (TXT). Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas defined by Office of Management and Budget, April 27, 1973. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2000-05-01. http://www.census.gov/population/www/metroareas/lists/historical/73mfips.txt. Retrieved 2008-10-03.  
  3. ^ a b c "Louisiana - Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 1995-03-27. http://www.census.gov/population/www/censusdata/cencounts/files/la190090.txt. Retrieved 2008-10-03.  
  4. ^ "About Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. http://www.census.gov/population/www/metroareas/aboutmetro.html. Retrieved 2008-09-20.  
  5. ^ "Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Components, 2003" (TXT). Metropolitan statistical areas defined by Office of Management and Budget, June 6, 2003. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2003-07-10. http://www.census.gov/population/www/metroareas/lists/2003/03msa.txt. Retrieved 2008-10-03.  
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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