Alexandria, Virginia Population 2022

163,367
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Alexandria is a city located in Fairfax County Virginia. Alexandria has a 2020 population of 163,367. Alexandria is currently growing at a rate of 1.21% annually and its population has increased by 2.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 159,467 in 2010.

The average household income in Alexandria is $135,100 with a poverty rate of 9.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,774 per month, and the median house value is $572,700. The median age in Alexandria is 36.8 years, 36.5 years for males, and 37.1 years for females.

Alexandria is an independent city that has been heavily influenced by Washington D.C., which is located just seven miles away. The city of Alexandria was originally founded in 1749 and wasn't incorporated as a city until 1852. It was designated later as an independent city in 1870.

Alexandria Age and Education Statistics

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.

Population Growth in Alexandria

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 driven primarily 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.

The town founders called the new town "Belhaven," but this was never officially approved and fell out of favor quickly, replaced with the name Alexandria upon official incorporation in 1779.

Alexandria was included in the area chosen by George Washington in 1791 to become the District of Columbia. George Washington was also the land surveyor that sketched the shoreline where the city would eventually be.

In 1814 - during the War of 1812, Alexandria suffered an attack by the British which was successful. The surrender of the city allowed the British to loot from the town stores - including flour, sugar, and wine. After three days, the British troops withdrew to rally forces for another attack.

Alexandria Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Alexandriawas:

  • White: 59.75%
  • Black or African American: 21.86%
  • Asian: 6.69%
  • Two or more races: 5.91%
  • Other race: 5.41%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Alexandria, Virginia is 163,367 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 159,467.

Alexandria, Virginia Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20105,678,4900.00%
20115,782,320103,8301.80%
20125,878,94096,6201.64%
20135,963,31084,3701.41%
20146,031,94068,6301.14%
20156,093,95062,0101.02%
20166,149,30055,3500.90%
20176,211,34062,0401.00%
20186,247,84036,5000.58%
20196,280,49032,6500.52%
20206,313,13032,6400.52%
20216,345,78032,6500.51%

Alexandria Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White94,59759.75%
Black or African American34,60021.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native5130.32%
Asian10,5886.69%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander910.06%
Some Other Race8,5655.41%
Two or More Races9,3555.91%
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Alexandria Population by Race

Alexandria Population Pyramid 2022

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Alexandria Median Age

36.8


Total

36.4


Male

37.2


Female

Alexandria Adults

There are 129,258 adults, (18,424 of whom are seniors) in Alexandria.

Alexandria Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

16.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Alexandria Sex Ratio

Female

82,057

51.83%

Male

76,252

48.17%

Alexandria Population by Age

Alexandria Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Alexandria Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married56.8%43.2%
All43.4%56.6%
Non Family37.5%62.5%
Female27.1%72.9%
Male27%73%

43.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Alexandria Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All71,2892.243.4
Married26,0053.0556.8
Male2,3423.5127
Female5,5293.5527.1
Non Family37,4131.3237.5

3.07

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Alexandria Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,0984.25%
9th to 12th Grade3,2802.73%
High School Graduate12,36410.31%
Some College14,74212.29%
Associates Degree6,4345.36%
Bachelors Degree37,46631.23%
Graduate Degree40,57333.82%
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Alexandria Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alexandria Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White66,32065,41653,807
Asian8,5027,8555,446
2+ Races5,5705,2453,122
Native American288283160
Islander292916
Black25,52723,30210,809
Hispanic16,47311,9165,539
Other Race5,1793,0171,268

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 white people with a rate of 81.13%.

Alexandria Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$68,113$74,015$63,350
Less Than 9th Grade$28,526$31,049$22,002
High School Graduate$26,850$34,601$22,577
Some College$43,182$47,664$39,532
Bachelors Degree$73,094$82,913$64,121
Graduate Degree$101,787$120,232$90,531

$68,113

Average Earnings

$74,015

Average Male

$63,350

Average Female

Alexandria Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alexandria Language by Age

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Alexandria Language

68.08% of Alexandria residents speak only English, while 31.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.54% of the population.

Alexandria Language

Alexandria Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native51314027.29%
Black33,9035,67716.74%
Hispanic25,7384,12316.02%
Asian10,5131,0079.58%
White81,1413,3384.11%
Other1,462NaN%
Multiple9,3258769.39%

9.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.82%

Male Poverty Rate

9.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alexandria

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alexandria is Native, with 27.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alexandria is Multiple, with 9.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.13%.

Alexandria Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.41%
High School15.79%
Some College9.52%
Bachelors or Greater2.73%

Alexandria Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.77%
Male Unemployed27.94%
Female Employed4.16%
Female Unemployed26.63%

Alexandria Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alexandria Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$102,227$138,029
Families$137,135$174,863
Married Families$173,620$204,614
Non Families$84,547$102,429
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Income by Household Type

Alexandria Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Alexandria Married by Age and Sex

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Alexandria Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Alexandria Marital Status by Race

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Alexandria Marital Status

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11,346

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War5,385
First Gulf War4,285
Vietnam2,581
Korea373
World War II176

Alexandria Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,821
35 to 544,247
55 to 642,014
65 to 741,717
75+1,547

Alexandria Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,07610.46%
Black2,2298.02%
Native American6615.42%
Asian2672.96%
Islander610.00%
Other Race1392.30%
2+ Races5639.60%
Hispanic7073.81%

Alexandria Veterans by Race

Alexandria Veterans by Education

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2.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alexandria Veterans by Education

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78.1%

Labor Force Participation

73.5%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Alexandria Employment by Age

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Alexandria Employment by Race

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Alexandria Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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21.72%

Born in Alexandria

73.91%

Native Born

26.09%

Foreign Born

14.90%

Non Citizen

11.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.91% of Alexandria residents were born in the United States, with 21.72% having been born in Virginia. 14.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Alexandria Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
17902,7480.00%
18005,0002,2526.17%
18107,2002,2003.71%
18208,2001,0001.31%
18308,2000.00%
18408,5003000.36%
18508,7342340.27%
186012,6523,9183.78%
187013,5709180.70%
188013,659890.07%
189014,3396800.49%
190014,5281890.13%
191015,3298010.54%
192018,0602,7311.65%
193024,1496,0892.95%
194033,5239,3743.33%
195061,78728,2646.31%
196091,02329,2363.95%
1970110,92719,9042.00%
1980103,217-7,710-0.72%
1990111,1837,9660.75%
2000128,28317,1001.44%
2010139,96611,6830.88%
2011141,9161,9501.39%
2012143,8661,9501.37%
2013145,8161,9501.36%
2014147,7661,9501.34%
2015149,7161,9501.32%
2016151,6661,9501.30%
2017153,6161,9501.29%
2018155,5661,9501.27%
2019157,5161,9501.25%
2020159,4671,9511.24%
2021161,4171,9501.22%
2022163,3671,9501.21%

Alexandria Population by Year