City of Alexandria, VA
Statistics & Demographics
Alexandria Official Census Population Estimate 139,966 as of April 1, 2010.
The most recent official Census Bureau estimate of the population of the City of Alexandria is 139,966 as of April 1, 2010, from the 2010 Census complete count. This count was published on February 3, 2011. Historic Census data and forecasts of future population, households and employment are included in the City's most recent Statistical Profile, linked below.
Previous estimates published by the Census Bureau indicated a population as high as 150,006 in 2009. The new count does not indicate a decline since 2009, but is an indication that the 2009 estimate was more than the City's actual population at that time. Intercensal estimates are based on secondary data and a small sample of the population, and in general cannot be as accurate as the complete Census counts. The City still needs to verify that the 2010 Census count is accurate based on City information on housing construction, occupancy and other factors.
The Decennial Census includes the most complete survey of the population, attempting to reach everyhousehold. This data is based on eight questions only, and includes only a very few data items: age and sex, race and ethnicity, household structure and housing tenancy. Iterations of Census 2010 data by race and ethnicity will be released state-by-state through April, 2012. For tables, maps and links, click on Census 2010 at the top of the page.
American Community Survey Data for Alexandria
Latest and most varied data comes from the American Community Survey. The American Community Survey is an ongoing survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census that provides economic, social and demographic estimates of characteristics at the citywide level each year. Three-year and five-year averages of this data are also reported. Five-year averages are reported to the Census Tract and Block Group level, and are intended to replace the census "long form" that was completed by a sample of households in the 2000 and prior decennial censuses. Tables and maps based on the American Community Survey data releases are available at the American Community Survey tab at the top of the page.
Local and Regional Economic and Development Statistics
Alexandria Statistical Profile
The City's annual statistical profile provides a wide range of information about the City of Alexandria's people and economic activity.
The Department of Planning and Zoning will resume publishing development activity summaries annually early in 2012 with publication of summaries for 2009 and 2010.
For further information or assistance with U.S. Census Data for Alexandria, please contact Pat Mann, Urban Planner, at 703.746.3857