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.
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