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Alexandria MN Community Profile

Schuler Plumbing is proud to be serving the good people of Alexandria, Minnesota. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.


The community of Alexandria was founded in 1858, the same year that Minnesota became a state in the union.  Alexander and William Kinkhead originally from Delaware were brothers traveling along the Red River Trail. They stopped to establish a small community on the shores of Lake Agnes. Alexander served as the community’s first postmaster. The town of Alexander was named in honor of him.

By 1859 a state road was established that passed through the area, establishing new opportunities for future settlement.  The JC Burbank Stage line also came through and when the US Civil War broke out in 1861, the town saw a good stream of new residents. When the Sioux uprising began in 1862, everything was abandoned as the settlers went east to safety. When the uprising was eventually quelled and the United States Army established a stockade at the town site, many of the settlers came back.  Alexandria was a government post until the signing of treaties with the Sioux led to the withdrawal of troops in the spring of 1866.


Statistic Alexandria Minnesota National
Population 13,185 5,639,632 328,239,523
Population density (sq mi) 768 72 91
Median age 38.3 37.8 37.7
Male/Female ratio 0.9:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 58% 58% 55%
Families w/ Kids under 18 44% 45% 43%
Speak English 98% 89% 79%
Speak Spanish 1% 4% 13
  • 85% of the population is Caucasian
  • 83% is African-American
  • 18% is of Asian descent
Index Alexandria Minnesota National
Cost of living 102 103 100
Goods & Services 116 108 100
Groceries 108 104 100
Health care 120 107 100
Housing 83 100 100
Transportation 100 99 100
Utilities 100 97 100

The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%), and utilities (10%). If this city’s cost of living data was unavailable, estimates based on nearby cities were used.


The city is served primarily by the Alexandria Public Schools. This comprises of six kindergarten-5th grade elementary schools (Lincoln, Voyager, Woodland, Carlos, Miltona, Garfield), one 6th-8th grade junior high school (Discovery Middle School) and one 9th-12th grade senior high school (Alexandria Area High School.  There are also several independent K-8 Christian schools. The Alexandria Technical & Community College offers post-secondary education, certificate programs, 2-year associate degrees and transferable credits to 4-year courses.

Places of Worship

Here are some of the places of worship in the city:

  • Berea Lutheran Brethren Church
  • Calvary Lutheran Church
  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church
  • First Congregational United Church of Christ
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
  • House of Prayer Christian Outreach
  • Lake Community Church
  • Lakeland United Pentecostal Church
  • Shalom Lutheran Church
  • Alexandria First Free Methodist Church
  • Mary’s Church
  • Faith Community Church
  • Free Methodist Church
  • United Church of Christ


The top employers in the city include:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Alomere Health 868
2 Douglas Machine, Inc. 737
3 Alexandria Public Schools 609
4 Knute Nelson 482
5 Alexandria Industries 437
6 3M 400
7 Central Specialties 325
8 Douglas County 308
9 Brenton Engineering 265
10 Aagard 264

Restaurants & Nightlife

La Ferme – Touted as the best restaurant in Alexandria by Trip Advisor, the restaurant offers a 5-course tasting menu with wine pairing. Portions are generous, with a romantic ambiance perfect for dates.  They offer a farm-to-table experience that you will surely enjoy. Do try the spinach salad with cashews, sheep cheese, chives, bacon, and strawberry vin served with Italian white wine.  The grouper with a dollop of carrots and roasted beet puree is absolutely amazing.

Pike and Pint Grill – The restaurant offers handcrafted lunch and dinner entrees, made from scratch and using only the best ingredients available locally.  They have a good selection of local and regional craft beers and a superb wine list.  The restaurant offers a family-friendly dining area and a patio with an incredible view.  Choose from a varied menu ranging from salads to full-course meals and burgers.

DJ’s Tap House and Grill – A nice place to hang out with friends. Do try the beer, cheese pub burger, sweet potato fries, French onion steak sandwich, and French fries all excellent.  Awesome service and ambiance and the high-top tables are a favorite of many diners.

Fun Things to Do in Alexandria

There is never a dull moment when you are in Alexandria MN.  Whether it’s bowling, skiing, hockey, racing, or lake fun activities there is plenty to do here.  There is also a good selection of live music venues or if it is fine arts you prefer, we have a plethora of theatrical and musical offerings for you to choose from.  Alexandria offers plenty of area attractions such as wineries, breweries, distilleries, apple orchards, farmers’ markets, amusement parks, museums, movies, heritage sites, and more.

Alexandria MN truly is a great place.  If you’d like to know more about our plumbing services here in Alexandria, give us a call.  We can’t wait to meet you.