Statistics and Demographics

Statistical and demographic information related to the City of Alexandria.

Page updated on Sep 22, 2016 at 10:45 AM

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  • Diversity. Alexandria's Racial and Ethnic Groups and Foreign-Born Population. This brief report outlines and compares some key characteristics of the Black or African American, Hispanic, Asian and Non-Hispanic White populations in Alexandria, based on the 2010 Census and the most recent annual and 5-year average American Community Survey data on age, income, educational attainment, household structure and other characteristics (February 19, 2015)
  • 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 10, 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 (October 2, 2014).
  • 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 (March 9, 2013).

Understand the diverse mix of residents who live in Alexandria and find population related data about age, sex, race and ethnicity, languages, national origins, and education.  Get information about the American Community Survey.



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.


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


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.


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.


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