Alexandria’s population is not strongly concentrated in any one of the 38 Census Tracts in the city. The most populated tracts house no more than 5.3 percent of the city’s population.
About one third of Alexandria residents are between the ages of 25 and 39. The median age for Alexandria residents is 36.5.
The median age for Alexandria residents is lower than the median ages for the United States and Fairfax County, and greater than the median age for Arlington and Washington, DC.
Race and Ethnicity
The majority of Alexandria residents are non-Hispanic white. Non-Hispanic Black or African American residents represent 21 percent of the City’s population, followed by Hispanic residents at 17 percent.
The non-Hispanic white share of residents in Alexandria is smaller than the share in the United States overall. The share of residents who identify as non-Hispanic Black in Alexandria is greater than in Arlington County, Fairfax County, and the United States.
About 7 percent of Alexandria residents identify as having some sort of physical or cognitive disability.
The share of Alexandria residents who identify as having a disability is greater than Arlington and less than Washington, DC and the United States.
The majority of Alexandria residents over the age of 25 have a Bachelor’s, Graduate, or Professional Degree.
62 percent of Alexandria residents over the age of 25 have a Bachelor’s, Graduate, or Professional degree, which is greater than Fairfax County; Washington, DC; and the United States, but less than Arlington County.
Contact the Department of Planning and Zoning, 703.746.4666.