Alexandria is located in the heart of West Central Minnesota, along Interstate 94. Close proximity to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul in Minnesota and Fargo, North Dakota have made Alexandria a thriving community. It has become a regional center for manufacturing, retail and service businesses, along with education, arts, medicine and wellness.
The current population of the City is 15,263 (4/1/22) and the estimated population of Douglas County is 39,578 (4/1/21). It is projected by the year 2030 the county population will have grown to 49,898.