Alexandria city, VA

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2020 Population
158,309
0.442% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
36.8
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
9.42%
8.61% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$102,227
1.28% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$572,700
0.0349% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
96,737
0.23% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Alexandria city, VA had a population of 158k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $102,227. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Alexandria city, VA grew from 157,613 to 158,309, a 0.442% increase and its median household income grew from $100,939 to $102,227, a 1.28% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alexandria city, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (21.3%), White (Hispanic) (8.16%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.63%), and Other (Hispanic) (5.09%).

None of the households in Alexandria city, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

85.1% of the residents in Alexandria city, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alexandria city, VA are Stratford University (438498) (595 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Alexandria city, VA was $572,700, and the homeownership rate was 43.4%.

Most people in Alexandria city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32 minutes. The average car ownership in Alexandria city, VA was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Alexandria city, VA is home to a population of 158k people, from which 85.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 26.1% of Alexandria city, VA residents were born outside of the country (41.3k people).

In 2020, there were 2.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (81.7k people) in Alexandria city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

85.1%
2020 Citizenship
83.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 85.1% of Alexandria city, VA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Alexandria city, VA was 83.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alexandria city, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    81.7k ± 597
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    33.7k ± 582
  3. White (Hispanic)
    12.9k ± 1.1k
16.4%
Hispanic Population
26k people

In 2020, there were 2.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (81.7k people) in Alexandria city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.4% of the people in Alexandria city, VA are hispanic (26k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Alexandria city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,267 ± 8,063 people
  2. India
    94,596 ± 7,509 people
  3. Mexico
    56,409 ± 5,812 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,267 Virginia residents, followed by India with 94,596 and Mexico with 56,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

26.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
41.3k people
27.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
42.9k people

As of 2020, 26.1% of Alexandria city, VA residents (41.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alexandria city, VA was 27.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,385 ± 639
  2. Vietnam
    2,136 ± 270
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,011 ± 322

Alexandria city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Alexandria city, VA employs 96.7k people. The largest industries in Alexandria city, VA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (18,830 people), Public Administration (15,619 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,678 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($106,752), Finance & Insurance ($100,989), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($100,620).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,365. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

96.7k
2020 Value
± 2,541
−0.23%
1 Year decline
± 3.45%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Alexandria city, VA declined at a rate of −0.23%, from 97k employees to 96.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alexandria city, VA, are Management Occupations (15,158 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (11,082 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (7,182 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alexandria city, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

96.7k
2020 Value
± 2,541
−0.23%
1 Year decline
± 3.45%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Alexandria city, VA declined at a rate of −0.23%, from 97k employees to 96.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alexandria city, VA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (18,830 people), Public Administration (15,619 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,678 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alexandria city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Alexandria city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$70,129
Median earning men ± $2,870
$61,775
Median earning women ± $1,734

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($110,523), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($94,989), and Information ($85,154).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($103,802), Wholesale Trade ($86,016), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($77,647).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,943
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,794
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,142
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $2.88M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. $1.45M
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. $1.14M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.3B
  2. $28.7B
  3. $25.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.3B, followed by Electronics ($28.7B) and Machinery ($25.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $25B
  2. $18.9B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $25B, followed by Maryland with $18.9B and Pennsylvania and $13.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alexandria County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 80.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (17.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Alexandria city, VA awarded 595 degrees. The student population of Alexandria city, VA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 473 male students and 1,474 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alexandria city, VA are Black or African American (275 and 52.1%), followed by White (115 and 21.8%), Unknown (52 and 9.85%), and Hispanic or Latino (29 and 5.49%).

The largest universities in Alexandria city, VA by number of degrees awarded are Stratford University (438498) (595 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Alexandria city, VA are Registered Nursing (95 and 16%), General Business Administration & Management (84 and 14.1%), and Culinary Arts & Chef Training (69 and 11.6%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2016 in Alexandria city, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 73.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 54.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 1,947 (24.3% men and 75.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,947 students enrolled in Alexandria city, VA, 24.3% men and 75.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 1,003 records, of which 80.1% were women and 19.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 26 degree-majors awarded
  2. 95 degree-majors awarded
  3. 29 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Alexandria city, VA was General Business Administration & Management with 26 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Alexandria city, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
595 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Stratford University (438498) with 595 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 217 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alexandria city, VA, which is 0.574 times less than the 378 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 275 degrees mean that there were 2.39 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 115 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($14,980) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($150) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.823% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.842% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.66M), Some college (1.42M), and Bachelors Degree (1.41M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Alexandria city, VA was $572,700 in 2020, which is 2.49 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $572,900 to $572,700, a 0.0349% decrease. The homeownership rate in Alexandria city, VA is 43.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Alexandria city, VA have an average commute time of 32 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Alexandria city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Alexandria city, VA is $102,227. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Alexandria city, VA was Census Tract 2002.02 with a value of $222,692, followed by Census Tract 2008.01 and Census Tract 2009, with respective values of $217,250 and $203,971.

In 2021, 16.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Alexandria city, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 2.14%.

Property

$572,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$14,805
$30,931
Median Property Taxes
±$1,034

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alexandria city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Alexandria city, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

43.4%
Homeownership
2020
63.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 43.4% of the housing units in Alexandria city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 43.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2002.02
  2. Census Tract 2008.01
  3. Census Tract 2009

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alexandria city, VA was Census Tract 2002.02 with a value of $222,692, followed by Census Tract 2008.01 and Census Tract 2009, with respective values of $217,250 and $203,971.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Alexandria city, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$102,227
Median Household Income
± $2,530
71.3k
Number of Households
± 1,995

In 2020, the median household income of the 71.3k households in Alexandria city, VA grew to $102,227 from the previous year's value of $100,939.

The following chart displays the households in Alexandria city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alexandria city, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.181% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (56.6%)
  2. Public Transit (18.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (10.9%)

In 2020, 56.6% of workers in Alexandria city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (18.6%) and those who worked at home (10.9%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

32 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alexandria city, VA have a longer commute time (32 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.14% of the workforce in Alexandria city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Alexandria city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alexandria city, VA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 16.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Alexandria city, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 2.14%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.42% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alexandria city, VA (14.8k out of 157k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alexandria city, VA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 14.2% of the children was living in poverty in Alexandria city, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 186 in Alexandria city, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.16 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

87.6% of the population of Alexandria city, VA has health coverage, with 56.7% on employee plans, 7.82% on Medicaid, 6.81% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 3.18% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Alexandria city, VA see 1408 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.23% decrease from the previous year (1455 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1172 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 288 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,408 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alexandria city, VA

Primary care physicians in Alexandria city, VA see an average of 1,408 patients per year. This represents a 3.23% decrease from the previous year (1,455 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Alexandria city, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.6% under 18 years, 26.2% between 18 and 34 years, 42.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

12.4%
Uninsured
56.7%
Employer Coverage
7.82%
Medicaid
6.81%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
3.18%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alexandria city, VA declined by 9.61% from 13.7% to 12.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Alexandria city, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 40.7 in Alexandria city, VA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 23.8% in Alexandria city, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.4% in Alexandria city, VA.

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