Alexandria is a city in and the county seat of Hanson County, South Dakota. It is part of the Mitchell Metro Area, and has a total area of 0.5 square miles, all of which is land. The local post office was established in 1880, and the city incorporated five years after that. It is named after a railroad president.
Manufacturing, construction and agriculture are the major commercial activities here. There are a total of five public schools. The closest hopital is the Avera Queen of Peace, located about 16 miles away in Mitchell. The cost of living here is 15.10% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 22 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 76. Snowfall is about 31 inches annually.