Alexandria, VA Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Alexandria?

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There are 158,185 residents in Alexandria, with a median age of 37.1. Of this, 48.42% are males and 51.58% are females. US-born citizens make up 71.17% of the resident pool in Alexandria, while non-US-born citizens account for 14.75%. Additionally, 14.08% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 126,126 people in Alexandria currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 158,185 -0.1%
Male Population 76,596 0.5%
Female Population 81,589 -0.6%
Male population 48.42%
Female population 51.58%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 37.1 0.8%
Citizen US Born 112,575 0.9%
Citizen not US Born 23,336 1.0%
Not Citizen 22,274 -5.6%
Citizen US Born 71.17%
Citizen not US Born 14.75%
Not Citizen 14.08%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 2,205 -15.6%
Moved from Same County 9,333 -0.7%
Moved from Same State 8,147 -4.5%
Moved from Different State 10,102 -3.4%
Same House as Last Year 126,126 0.9%
Moved from Abroad 1.41%
Moved from Same County 5.99%
Moved from Same State 5.23%
Moved from Different State 6.48%
Same House as Last Year 80.9%

What are the employment statistics in Alexandria?

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White-collar workers make up 88.91% of the working population in Alexandria, while blue-collar employees account for 11.09%. There are also 7,726 entrepreneurs in Alexandria (7.97% of the workforce); 51,903 workers employed in private companies (53.52%); and 24,213 people working in governmental institutions (24.97%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 86,228 0.3%
Blue Collar 10,753 -0.1%
White Collar 88.91%
Blue Collar 11.09%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 7,726 7.0%
Private Companies 51,903 0.6%
Governmental Workers 24,213 -2.0%
Not for Profit Companies 13,139 -0.4%
Self Employees 7.97%
Private Companies 53.52%
Governmental Workers 24.97%
Not for Profit Companies 13.55%

How many households are there in Alexandria?

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There are a total of 74,224 households in Alexandria, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 46.5% of these Alexandria households, while non-family units account for the remaining 53.5%. Additionally, 21.14% of households have children and 78.86% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 74,224 4.1%
Average People Per Household 2 -4.1%
Family Households 34,516 1.9%
Non-family Households 39,708 6.1%
Family Households 46.5%
Non-family Households 53.5%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 15,694 1.8%
Households without Children 58,530 4.8%
Households with Children 21.14%
Households without Children 78.86%

What are the median and average incomes in Alexandria?

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The average annual household income in Alexandria is $142,940, while the median household income sits at $105,450 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $104,785, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $122,446. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $54,228 and $87,370, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $142,940 3.6%
Median Household Income $105,450 3.1%
People below Poverty Level 14,620 1.3%
People above Poverty Level 139,836 -0.2%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Alexandria?

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There are 80,040 housing units in Alexandria, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1973. Of the 74,224 occupied housing units in Alexandria, 42.92% are owner-occupied, while 57.08% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 76.39% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $585,100. In general, housing costs reach $1,969 per month in Alexandria.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 80,040 4.8%
Median Year Built 1973 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 6,502 1.1%
Built between 1940 and 1949 8,534 5.7%
Built between 1950 and 1959 8,328 5.1%
Built between 1960 and 1969 13,229 4.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 12,833 3.5%
Built between 1980 and 1989 7,748 4.7%
Built between 1990 and 1999 8,501 1.6%
Built between 2000 and 2009 8,316 4.3%
Built between 2010 and 2019 5,992 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 57 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 74,224 4.1%
Owner Occupied 31,857 3.0%
Renter Occupied 42,367 5.0%
Owner Occupied 42.92%
Renter Occupied 57.08%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 24,335 2.5%
Without Mortgage 7,522 4.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $585,100 1.7%
Median Value without Mortgage $555,200 -1.1%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,969 4.0%
With Mortgage 76.39%
Without Mortgage 23.61%

What is the level of education in Alexandria?

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Approximately 14.9% of the population in Alexandria holds a high school degree (that's 19,236 residents), while 13.27% have attained a college certificate (21,018 locals) and 30.68% have a bachelor's degree (39,600 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 5,150 -2.0%
Some High School 19,236 1.0%
Some College 21,018 -0.8%
Associate Degree 6,880 -1.3%
Bachelor's Degree 39,600 -0.6%
Graduate Degree 41,086 0.7%
No High School 3.99%
Some High School 14.9%
Some College 13.27%
Associate Degree 5.33%
Bachelor's Degree 30.68%
Graduate Degree 31.83%

What is the marital status of Alexandria residents?

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A total of 53,390 people in Alexandria have never been married (which represents 40.19% of the total population), while 60,270 of them are wedded (45.37%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 2,884 (2.17%) and 13,949 (10.5%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 53,390 1.1%
Married 60,270 -1.2%
Separated 2,884 -0.5%
Widowed 5,236 -4.1%
Divorced 13,949 1.9%
Never Married 40.19%
Married 45.37%
Separated 2.17%
Widowed 3.94%
Divorced 10.5%

What are the most common means of transportation in Alexandria?

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The top three means of transportation people in Alexandria use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 60,122 residents commute by car, 5,849 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 3,390 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 60,122 -4.4%
Bus or TrolleyBus 5,849 -11.3%
Subway or Elevated 312 N/A
Railroad 60 81.8%
Bicycle 1,013 -5.5%
Motorcycle 180 116.9%
TaxiCab 837 2.7%
Walk 3,390 -0.4%

What is the median and average household income in Alexandria by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
22301 14,410 6,242 $172,594.00 $208,949.00
22302 18,084 8,661 $112,676.00 $157,375.00
22303 16,427 7,950 $99,053.00 $122,130.00
22304 49,916 23,148 $91,014.00 $116,397.00
22305 17,394 7,444 $97,415.00 $129,600.00
22306 33,554 11,305 $79,864.00 $106,624.00
22307 10,126 4,533 $121,831.00 $189,811.00
22308 13,197 4,675 $180,694.00 $214,803.00
22309 36,297 12,560 $96,635.00 $129,003.00
22310 29,325 10,751 $139,028.00 $160,983.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 22301 22302 22303 22304 22305 22306 22307 22308 22309 22310 22311 22312 22314 22315