Alexandria, Virginia Population 2018

Alexandria is a city located in the state of Virginia. It is an independent city that has been heavily influenced by Washington D.B., which is located just seven miles away. The city of Alexandria was originally founded in 1749 and was not incorporated as a city until 1852. It was later designated as an independent city in 1870. Alexandria has a total area of 15.5 square miles. Its last recorded population was 139,966 during the 2010 census. However, estimates show that this number has grown substantially to 155,810. The city’s total population density is about 10,221 residents per square mile.

Alexandria has a fairly diverse population. Nearly 61% of its residents are white, almost 22% are black, 6% are Asian, nearly 4% are mixed, and over 16% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. Ethnic groups that reside in the city include but are not limited to Salvadorans, Hondurans, Mexicans and Puerto Ricans. Residents between the ages of 25 and 44 make up the largest group, accounting for 43.5% of the total population. Residents under the age of 18 make up 16.8% of the population, while just 9% of residents are at least 65 years old. Less than 9% of the city’s residents live below the federal poverty line. Alexandria’s residents are more educated than others in the state, with about 58% of the city’s residents holding at least a bachelor’s degree, exceeding the 33% average of Virginia. The city has exhibited steady population growth, and recent estimates show that the figures are up over 11% since the city’s last recorded population in 2010. This growth is primarily driven by the number of jobs in the area, including roles in the U.S. military, the Department of Defense and other government and private entities.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017160,0352,7471.75%
2016157,2883,1562.05%
2015154,1322,3041.52%
2014151,8281,5601.04%
2013150,2682,7401.86%
2012147,5282,9302.03%
2011144,5983,7752.68%
2010140,82312,5400.94%
2000128,28317,1001.44%
1990111,1837,9660.75%
1980103,217-7,710-0.72%
1970110,92719,9042.00%
196091,02329,2363.95%
195061,78728,2646.31%
194033,5239,3743.33%
193024,1496,0892.95%
192018,0602,7311.65%
191015,3298010.54%
190014,5281890.13%
189014,3396800.49%
188013,659890.07%
187013,5709180.70%
186012,6523,9183.78%
18508,7342340.27%
18408,5003000.36%
18308,2000.00%
18208,2001,0001.31%
18107,2002,2003.71%
18005,0002,2526.17%
17902,7480.00%

Alexandria Population in 2018Source: By ASaber91 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White95,026
Black or African American32,678
Asian9,804
Two or More Races7,441
Some Other Race6,238
American Indian and Alaska Native240
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander46

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Alexandria Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Alexandria Median Age

36.2


Total

36.2


Male

36.2


Female

Alexandria Adults

There are 124,208 adults, (15,147 of which are seniors) in Alexandria.

Alexandria Age Dependency

39

Age Dependency Ratio

13.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Alexandria Sex Ratio

Female

78,419

51.77%

Male

73,054

48.23%

Alexandria Households and Families

Alexandria Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Alexandria Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married56.3%43.7%
All42.2%57.8%
Non Family36.3%63.7%
Female27.3%72.7%
Male22.6%77.4%

42.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Alexandria Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All68,0632.242.2
Non Family35,0201.3136.3
Married24,538356.3
Female5,8483.627.3
Male2,6573.6122.6

3.04

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Alexandria Households

Alexandria Education

Alexandria Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,4024.69%
9th to 12th Grade4,5253.93%
High School Graduate13,71611.91%
Some College15,35313.33%
Associates Degree4,6614.05%
Bachelors Degree33,88929.43%
Graduate Degree37,61032.66%

Alexandria Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White64,45963,52650,678
Black23,79520,6308,520
Hispanic16,15810,9375,000
Asian8,0137,5035,377
Multiple Races4,3244,0182,500
Other Race3,6982,314913
Native American210179136
Islander2525

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 78.62%.

Alexandria Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$59,460$66,376$53,479
Less Than High School$21,392$25,313$17,831
High School Grad$26,161$28,367$24,048
Some College$38,948$41,103$35,950
Bachelors Degree$68,927$77,228$59,995
Graduate Degree$90,522$103,634$77,028

$59,460

Average Earnings

$66,376

Average Male

$53,479

Average Female

Alexandria Language

Alexandria Language by Age

Alexandria Language

67.40% of Alexandria residents speak only English, while 32.60% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.60% of the population.

Alexandria Poverty

Alexandria Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black32,2285,96918.52%
Hispanic25,2263,98815.81%
White78,2393,6034.61%
Other6,19187814.18%
Multiple7,3887249.80%
Asian9,7946096.22%
Native2409640.00%

9.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.19%

Male Poverty Rate

11.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alexandria

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alexandria is Native, with 40.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alexandria is White, with 4.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.35%.

Alexandria Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.88%
High School18.27%
Some College11.10%
Bachelors or Greater2.71%

Alexandria Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.81%
Male Unemployed32.23%
Female Employed5.28%
Male Employed4.14%

Alexandria Income

Alexandria Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$89,200$119,162
Families$111,347$147,530
Married Families$139,700$173,886
Non Families$76,347$89,813

Alexandria Marital Status

Alexandria Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Alexandria Married by Age and Sex

Alexandria Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Alexandria Marital Status by Race

Alexandria Veterans

Alexandria Veterans by War

10,204

Number of Veterans

8,736

Male Veterans

1,468

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Second Gulf War4,218
First Gulf War4,086
Vietnam2,606
Korea466
World War II385

Alexandria Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 544,035
65 to 741,837
55 to 641,582
18 to 341,478
75+1,272

Alexandria Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White7,7989.97%
Black1,6716.42%
Hispanic8644.75%
2 or More3357.01%
Asian2803.28%
Other841.97%
Indian3616.14%

Alexandria Veterans by Education

4.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alexandria Employment Status

Alexandria Employment by Age

78.6%

Labor Force Participation

73.9%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Alexandria Employment by Race

Alexandria Employment by Education

Alexandria Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

21.88%

Born in Virginia

72.22%

Native Born

27.78%

Foreign Born

17.30%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

72.22% of Alexandria residents were born in the United States, with 21.88% having been born in Virginia. 17.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.