Alexandria city, Virginia Population 2020

Alexandria city, Virginia's estimated population is 162,282 with a growth rate of 0.54% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Alexandria city, Virginia is the 12th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020162,2828760.54%
2019161,4068760.55%
2018160,5308760.55%
2017159,6542,6091.66%
2016157,0453,1822.07%
2015153,8632,4321.61%
2014151,4311,7571.17%
2013149,6742,3601.60%
2012147,3143,0942.15%
2011144,2203,4802.47%
2010140,74029,55726.58%
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%

Alexandria city, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White97,09162.04%
Black or African American34,24621.88%
Asian9,5536.10%
Two or More Races8,1345.20%
Some Other Race7,1374.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native2760.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander680.04%

Alexandria city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

Alexandria city, Virginia Median Age

36.5


Total

36.3


Male

36.6


Female

Alexandria city, Virginia Adults

There are 127,842 adults, (16,943 of whom are seniors) in Alexandria city, Virginia.

Alexandria city, Virginia Age Dependency

41.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Alexandria city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

81,159

51.86%

Male

75,346

48.14%

Alexandria city, Virginia Households and Families

Alexandria city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Alexandria city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married57.2%42.8%
All42.9%57.1%
Non Family37%63%
Female26.5%73.5%
Male22.6%77.4%

42.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All69,9792.2142.9
Non Family36,0401.3237
Married25,3013.0157.2
Female6,0933.7326.5
Male2,5453.4422.6

3.06

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Alexandria city, Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,3954.55%
9th to 12th Grade3,4772.93%
High School Graduate14,21611.99%
Some College16,08513.57%
Associates Degree5,7554.85%
Bachelors Degree34,22628.87%
Graduate Degree39,40033.23%

Alexandria city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White65,93765,08352,631
Black25,07022,5358,824
Hispanic16,44511,6744,791
Asian7,8677,2395,139
Multiple Races4,8944,5672,742
Other Race4,1132,571867
Native American17017095
Islander42427

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 79.82%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$62,582$68,229$58,400
Less Than High School$22,365$26,888$18,721
High School Grad$27,286$30,855$25,520
Some College$40,136$43,260$35,188
Bachelors Degree$73,426$85,412$64,154
Graduate Degree$94,990$108,178$81,773

$62,582

Average Earnings

$68,229

Average Male

$58,400

Average Female

Alexandria city, Virginia Language

Alexandria city, Virginia Language by Age

Alexandria city, Virginia Language

66.33% of Alexandria city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 33.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.61% of the population.

Alexandria city, Virginia Poverty

Alexandria city, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black33,6816,21518.45%
Hispanic26,1475,36320.51%
White80,4443,6874.58%
Other7,0871,55521.94%
Multiple8,05591211.32%
Asian9,5005816.12%
Native2769233.33%

10.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.29%

Male Poverty Rate

11.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alexandria city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alexandria city, Virginia is Native, with 33.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alexandria city, Virginia is White, with 4.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.12%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.22%
High School16.78%
Some College10.64%
Bachelors or Greater2.73%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.01%
Male Unemployed32.50%
Female Employed5.06%
Male Employed4.90%

Alexandria city, Virginia Income

Alexandria city, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$96,733$127,734
Families$124,369$158,756
Married Families$154,773$186,539
Non Families$79,635$96,228

Alexandria city, Virginia Marital Status

Alexandria city, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

40.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Alexandria city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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

Alexandria city, Virginia Veterans

10,840

Number of Veterans

9,167

Male Veterans

1,673

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War4,867
First Gulf War4,181
Vietnam2,735
Korea433
World War II229
Name Veterans % of Total
White8,09810.22%
Black1,9597.11%
Hispanic8114.34%
2 or More3817.32%
Asian2773.33%
Other891.85%
Indian3616.82%

$Alexandria city, Virginia Veterans by Education

2.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alexandria city, Virginia Employment Status

78.3%

Labor Force Participation

74%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Alexandria city, Virginia 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

21.44%

Born in Virginia

72.29%

Native Born

27.71%

Foreign Born

16.42%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

72.29% of Alexandria city, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 21.44% having been born in Virginia. 16.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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