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  • October 10, 2014. Alexandria - City of Millennials? This memo prepared by city staff reports on a study released by RealtyTrac that shows Alexandria and Arlington as the U.S. jurisdictions with the greatest percentage growth in Millennials from 2007 to 2013. With more than four 30-year-olds for every 20-year-old in the city, Alexandria definitely deserves its share of the Millennial championship. And beginning in 2022, we'll transition to the Generation Z champs instead, (though the city's baby-boomer demographer isn't likely to be here to take credit for his prediction).
  • October 2, 2014. American Community Survey 2013 Narrative Summary. This brief newsletter prepared by city staff reports highlights from the 2013 annual data, released by the Census Bureau on September 18, 2014. The data shows an increase in the share of Alexandria’s households that are families with children, and a continuing trend to increasing ethnic and racial diversity. The senior share of the population continues to decline, but that trend is expected to reverse soon as more and more baby boomers pass the 65-year mark.
  • March 9, 2013. County-to-county commuter flows. These graphs show the percent of commuters into and out of Alexandria from the top 25 county origins and destinations based on the American Community Survey 2006-2010 average, and compare these flows to those from the same jurisdictions in 2000. There were some subtle but no significant changes among the major origins and destinations over this relatively short period.
  • January 29, 2013. American Community Survey 2011 Narrative Summary. This brief report prepared by city staff summarizes information about Alexandria from the 2011 1-year survey. The report notes changes since the 2010 Census, and compares Alexandria to nearby jurisdictions, other counties and independent cities of 65,000 people or more in the U.S., places in the U.S. of 65,000 people or more, and the United States as a whole.

Understand the diverse mix of residents who live in Alexandria. The following contain population related data and resources related to age, sex, race and ethnicity, languages, national origins, and education of the city.  Get information about the Amercian Community Survey.


Current Population Estimates
Between these decennial census counts, the Census Bureau and the City attempt to estimate the current population of the city on a regular basis. However, these estimates are based on small sample counts and other information sources such as births, deaths and migration that have a much larger margin of error than the decennial census. Thus these estimates should be considered best estimates based on available information, and may be subject to substantial revision at the time of the next decennial census.
Housing, Households, & Families

Access information related to the housing stock, housing trends and studies, and related information for families and households.

Workforce, Economy, & Economic Development

Understand the state of the local economy through a variety of resources related to jobs, employment statistics, industry, commuting patterns, transportation and economic development activities.

Development & Forecasts

Access a variety of development summary reports, population, housing and employment history and forecasts citywide, by planning area, and by reporting areas.

Maps and Data

Access a list of Alexandria’s 5-year American Community Survey Maps and 10-year Census Maps. The maps show the demographic structure of the City at the census tract, block group or block level, at a finer resolution than the citywide tables. Data in the complete census is limited to the few questions on race, age, housing occupancy and household structure that were asked of all households in the complete census. For tables and maps showing data on income and poverty, commuting, health insurance, geographic mobility and many other characteristics, refer to the American Community Survey maps and data.

Census Data & Related Links

Explore a variety of resources and information related to statistical and demographic related data.

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