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Population
151,473
1.45% growth
Median Age
36.2
Median Household Income
$89,200
0.07% growth
Poverty Rate
9.8%
Number of Employees
93,357
0.84% growth
Median Property Value
$520,700
3.62% growth

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

Economy

The economy of Alexandria, VA employs 93,357 people. The economy of Alexandria, VA is specialized in Public Admin.; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, which employ respectively 3.38; 2.57; and 1.78 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Alexandria, VA are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (17,095), Public Admin. (14,793), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (8,560), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($111,042), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($86,047), and Utilities ($73,409).

Median household income in Alexandria, VA is $89,200. Males in Alexandria, VA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $76,459. The income inequality of Alexandria, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Alexandria, VA. In Alexandria city, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 70 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,329. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.

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Diversity

Alexandria, VA is home to a population of 151,473 people, from which 82.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Alexandria, VA is composed of 78,821 White residents (52%), 31,913 Black residents (21.1%), 25,359 Hispanic residents (16.7%), 9,585 Asian residents (6.33%), and 5,262 Two+ residents (3.47%). The most common foreign languages in Alexandria, VA are Spanish (18,536 speakers), African Languages (9,217 speakers), and Arabic (3,298 speakers), but compared to other places, Alexandria, VA has a relative high number of African Languages (9,217 speakers), Arabic (3,298 speakers), and Persian (790 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Alexandria, VA awarded 56 degrees. The student population of Alexandria, VA is skewed towards females, with 7 male students and 49 female students. Most students in Alexandria, VA are Black or African American (18 and 32.1%), followed by Unknown (12 and 21.4%), Asian (6 and 10.7%), and White (3 and 5.36%). The largest universities in Alexandria, VA by number of graduates are Global Health College (56 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Alexandria, VA are Registered Nursing (42 and 75%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Alexandria, VA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alexandria, VA is $520,700, which is 2.54 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $502,500 to $520,700, a 3.62% increase. The homeownership rate of Alexandria, VA is 42.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Alexandria, VA have an average commute time of 29.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Alexandria, VA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

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