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Alexandria, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Alexandria is the 7th largest city in Virginia with a population of 152,422 as of July 1, 2017. Alexandria ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alexandria is located at latitude 38.8201 and longitude -77.0841 in Alexandria (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alexandria (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.44 sq. miles. Alexandria (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The City of Alexandria (GNIS ID: 1498415) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alexandria population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alexandria: Allexandria, Belhaven, Belle Haven, Bellhaven, Chincoteague Creek, Gincatic Creek, Guicatic Run.

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Alexandria, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 152,422
Daytime Population: Workers 104,186
Daytime Population: Residents 56,238
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 160,424
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 150,595
Population in Familes 94,719
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,827
Population Density2 10,128
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $91,991
Average Household Income $126,509
Per Capita Income $61,836


Total Housing Units 78,502 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,700 (37.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 44,347 (56.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,455 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $516,256
Average Home Value $575,374


Total Households 74,047
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 33,067
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.18% 1.23%
Households 1.17% 1.22%
Families 0.9% 1.04%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Alexandria, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alexandria to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 99th
Population Density # 4 99th
Diversity Index # 65 89th
Median Household Income # 97 84th
Per Capita Income # 26 96th

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