Alexandria, VA

Census Place

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2022 Population
157,594
0.374% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.4
0.809% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.82%
7.86% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$113,179
7.33% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$655,700
13.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Alexandria, VA had a population of 158k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $113,179. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Alexandria, VA declined from 158,185 to 157,594, a −0.374% decrease and its median household income grew from $105,450 to $113,179, a 7.33% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alexandria, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (20.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.29%), White (Hispanic) (5.55%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.38%).

None of the households in Alexandria, 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.

87.3% of the residents in Alexandria, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Global Health College (82 degrees awarded in 2017).

In 2022, the median property value in Alexandria, VA was $655,700, and the homeownership rate was 42.7%.

Most people in Alexandria, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Alexandria, VA was 1 car per household.

About the photo: Dawn breaking over the Potomac River as seen from the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Population & Diversity

Alexandria, VA is home to a population of 158k people, from which 87.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 24.1% of Alexandria, VA residents were born outside of the country (38k people).

In 2022, there were 2.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (80.6k people) in Alexandria, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.91k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

87.3%
2022 Citizenship
85.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 87.3% of Alexandria, VA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Alexandria, VA was 85.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alexandria, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    80.6k ± 545
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    32.9k ± 669
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    9.91k ± 497
16.6%
Hispanic Population
26.1k people

In 2022, there were 2.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (80.6k people) in Alexandria, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.91k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.6% of the people in Alexandria, VA are hispanic (26.1k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

24.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
38k people
25.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
40.5k people

As of 2022, 24.1% of Alexandria, VA residents (38k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alexandria, VA was 25.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,113 ± 600
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,045 ± 336
  3. Vietnam
    1,813 ± 270

Alexandria, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Alexandria, VA employs 96.2k people. The largest industries in Alexandria, VA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (19,901 people), Public Administration (15,241 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,542 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($118,370), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($113,008), and Finance & Insurance ($105,827).

Occupations

96.2k
2022 Value
± 2,541
−0.782%
1 Year decline
± 3.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alexandria, VA declined at a rate of −0.782%, from 97k employees to 96.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alexandria, VA, are Management Occupations (15,478 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (11,581 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (7,787 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alexandria, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

96.2k
2022 Value
± 2,541
−0.782%
1 Year decline
± 3.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alexandria, VA declined at a rate of −0.782%, from 97k employees to 96.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alexandria, VA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (19,901 people), Public Administration (15,241 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,542 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alexandria, VA, though some of these residents may live in Alexandria, 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

$78,953
Median earning men ± $2,827
$73,228
Median earning women ± $3,283

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($125,743), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($108,844), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($106,005).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($115,591), Information ($103,958), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($95,063).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%).

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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Education

In 2017, universities in Alexandria, VA awarded 82 degrees. The student population of Alexandria, VA in 2016 is skewed towards women, with 36 male students and 297 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alexandria, VA are Black or African American (63 and 76.8%), followed by White (7 and 8.54%), Asian (6 and 7.32%), and Hispanic or Latino (3 and 3.66%).

The largest universities in Alexandria, VA by number of degrees awarded are Global Health College (82 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alexandria, VA was $655,700 in 2022, which is 2.33 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $579,100 to $655,700, a 13.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Alexandria, VA is 42.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Alexandria, VA have an average commute time of 30.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Alexandria, VA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Alexandria, VA is $113,179. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Alexandria, VA was Census Tract 2002.02 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 2008.01 and Census Tract 2009, with respective values of $250,001 and $233,370.

Property

$655,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$21,059
$31,933
Median Property Taxes
±$1,091

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, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

42.7%
Homeownership
2022
63.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 42.7% of the housing units in Alexandria, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 42.9%.

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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 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alexandria, VA was Census Tract 2002.02 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 2008.01 and Census Tract 2009, with respective values of $250,001 and $233,370.

The following map shows all of the places in Alexandria, 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.
$113,179
Median Household Income
± $2,531
74.8k
Number of Households
± 2,164

In 2022, the median household income of the 74.8k households in Alexandria, VA grew to $113,179 from the previous year's value of $105,450.

The following chart displays the households in Alexandria, 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, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (52.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (22.1%)
  3. Public Transit (13.4%)

In 2022, 52.5% of workers in Alexandria, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (22.1%) and those who used public transit to get to work (13.4%).

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

30.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alexandria, VA have a longer commute time (30.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Alexandria, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Alexandria, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alexandria, VA have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.82% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alexandria, VA (13.8k out of 156k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alexandria, 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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Health

91.2% of the population of Alexandria, VA has health coverage, with 59.2% on employee plans, 9.12% on Medicaid, 8.24% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 2.96% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Alexandria city, VA see 1318 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.39% decrease from the previous year (1408 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1159 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 263 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,318 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alexandria city, VA

Primary care physicians in Alexandria city, VA see an average of 1,318 patients per year. This represents a 6.39% decrease from the previous year (1,408 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.4% under 18 years, 25.1% between 18 and 34 years, 43.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.77%
Uninsured
59.2%
Employer Coverage
9.12%
Medicaid
8.24%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
2.96%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alexandria, VA declined by 4.71% from 9.21% to 8.77%.

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

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