Demographics - Individual Residents

Demographic information on Alexandria residents’ age, race, ethnicity, disability status, and educational attainment.

Page updated on Mar 17, 2020 at 11:27 AM

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. 

Population Share by Tract

Age Distribution

About one third of Alexandria residents are between the ages of 25 and 39. The median age for Alexandria residents is 36.5. 

Age Distribution, by sex 

Median Age, by Tract

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.

Median Age, by County

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.

    Race and Ethnicity Distribution 

Race dot density map

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. 

Race and ethnicity, by County 


About 7 percent of Alexandria residents identify as having some sort of physical or cognitive disability. 

Disability, by tract

The share of Alexandria residents who identify as having a disability is greater than Arlington and less than Washington, DC and the United States.

Disability, by county 

Educational Attainment

The majority of Alexandria residents over the age of 25 have a Bachelor’s, Graduate, or Professional Degree. 

Educational Attainment distribution 

Educational attainment, by tract

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.

Educational attainment, by County


Contact the Department of Planning and Zoning, 703.746.4666.