Alexandria City, Virginia Population 2021

Alexandria City, Virginia's estimated population is 160,146 with a growth rate of 0.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Alexandria City, Virginia is the 13th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 140,729 and has seen a growth of 13.80% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021160,1463590.22%
2020159,7873590.23%
2019159,4283590.23%
2018159,069-146-0.09%
2017159,2152,5171.61%
2016156,6983,0441.98%
2015153,6542,2791.51%
2014151,3751,7381.16%
2013149,6372,3461.59%
2012147,2913,0722.13%
2011144,2193,4902.48%
2010140,72929,54626.57%
1990111,1837,9667.72%
1980103,217-7,721-6.96%
1970110,93819,91521.88%
196091,02329,23647.32%
195061,78728,26484.31%
194033,5239,37438.82%
193024,1496,08933.72%
192018,0602,73117.82%
191015,3298015.51%
190014,5280.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.22%
2010 Population
140,729
Growth Since 2010
13.80%
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Alexandria City, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White98,01762.19%
Black or African American34,28721.75%
Asian9,2805.89%
Two or More Races8,3975.33%
Some Other Race7,2334.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native3530.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander460.03%
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Alexandria City, Virginia Population by Race

Alexandria City, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Alexandria City, Virginia Median Age

36.8


Total

36.5


Male

37.1


Female

Alexandria City, Virginia Adults

There are 128,981 adults, (17,766 of whom are seniors) in Alexandria City, Virginia.

Alexandria City, Virginia Age Dependency

41.7

Age Dependency Ratio

16

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Alexandria City, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

81,659

51.81%

Male

75,954

48.19%

Alexandria City, Virginia Population by Age

Alexandria City, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Alexandria City, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married57.4%42.6%
All43.3%56.7%
Non Family37.5%62.5%
Female26.4%73.6%
Male24.3%75.7%

43.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Alexandria City, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All70,5982.2143.3
Non Family36,0961.3337.5
Married25,7362.9957.4
Female6,1483.6326.4
Male2,6183.3824.3

3.02

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Alexandria City, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,7463.97%
9th to 12th Grade3,6053.01%
High School Graduate13,88211.60%
Some College15,65313.08%
Associates Degree6,2625.23%
Bachelors Degree35,52829.70%
Graduate Degree39,95533.40%
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Alexandria City, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alexandria City, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White66,43565,61353,184
Black25,27822,9209,374
Hispanic16,48712,0295,376
Asian7,9127,3245,216
2+ Races5,0904,7842,841
Other Race4,1742,6631,011
Native American16316381
Islander12126

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 80.05%.

Alexandria City, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$64,490$71,061$61,036
Less Than 9th Grade$25,621$29,691$20,574
High School Graduate$28,368$31,081$25,680
Some College$40,650$45,997$34,060
Bachelors Degree$73,337$84,332$64,827
Graduate Degree$99,258$114,620$85,127

$64,490

Average Earnings

$71,061

Average Male

$61,036

Average Female

Alexandria City, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alexandria City, Virginia Language by Age

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Alexandria City, Virginia Language

66.49% of Alexandria City, Virginia residents speak only English, while 33.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.42% of the population.

Alexandria City, Virginia Language

Alexandria City, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black33,7335,82417.26%
Hispanic26,0915,00419.18%
White81,2863,5364.35%
Other7,1101,58022.22%
Multiple8,3661,34316.05%
Asian9,2235916.41%
Native35318351.84%

10.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.61%

Male Poverty Rate

10.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alexandria City, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alexandria City, Virginia is Native, with 51.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alexandria City, Virginia is White, with 4.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.89%.

Alexandria City, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.91%
High School15.65%
Some College10.59%
Bachelors or Greater2.88%

Alexandria City, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed42.03%
Female Unemployed35.12%
Male Employed5.14%
Female Employed4.52%

Alexandria City, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alexandria City, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$100,939$135,100
Families$130,395$167,322
Married Families$163,669$198,320
Non Families$82,807$101,840
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Income by Household Type

Alexandria City, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Alexandria City, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Alexandria City, Virginia 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 City, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Alexandria City, Virginia Marital Status

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11,220

Number of Veterans

9,453

Male Veterans

1,767

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War5,214
First Gulf War4,199
Vietnam2,757
Korea400
World War II251

Alexandria City, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 544,210
55 to 642,011
65 to 741,899
18 to 341,684
75+1,416

Alexandria City, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,42910.59%
Black2,0027.24%
Hispanic7544.04%
2+ Races3546.46%
Asian2973.57%
Other Race731.49%
Native American5921.22%
Islander618.18%

Alexandria City, Virginia Veterans by Race

Alexandria City, Virginia Veterans by Education

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3.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alexandria City, Virginia Veterans by Education

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78.2%

Labor Force Participation

73.8%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Alexandria City, Virginia Employment by Age

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Alexandria City, Virginia Employment by Race

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Alexandria City, Virginia 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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21.31%

Born in Alexandria City, Virginia

72.76%

Native Born

27.24%

Foreign Born

16.22%

Non Citizen

11.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

72.76% of Alexandria City, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 21.31% having been born in Virginia. 16.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Alexandria City, Virginia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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