Alexandria, VA: What you need to know

An assortment of parks and walking trails – some of which overlook the Potomac River – grace the community of Alexandria, a suburb of Washington D.C. that provides a nice escape from the busyness of our nation's capital. Named one of America's Best Places to Live, Alexandria houses a campus of Northern Virginia Community College as well as fine public schools and top shopping venues. An array of good independent restaurants covers almost every taste and cuisine.

Alexandria, VA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 149,315
Median Age 36
Median Household Income $89,134
Median Home Price $502,500
Walkscore 61

Alexandria, VA Rankings

Alexandria , VA Real Estate

Walkable, historic Alexandria is an intimate contrast to the larger city atmosphere of Washington.

Alexandria offers residents fun things to do, award-winning dining and tons of attractions.

Five main areas are all accessible to D.C. too.

Alexandria , VA Health and Health Care

Good medicine is available to all residents throughout the area.

Alexandria , VA Business and Economy

Have a look at our comprehensive list of the Washington D.C. metro area's largest employers.

Economy stays strong in several sectors.

Alexandria , VA Schools

Three convenient venues are available to area students.

Parents, students have many attractive academic options.

Alexandria, VA Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 48.3%
  Female 51.7%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 2,268
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Median Population

Median Age 36%
Age 18 Over 82.3%
Age 21 Over 80.4%
Age 62 Over 12.6%
Age 65 Over 9.8%


  Ethnicity White 64.1%
  Ethnicity Black 21.4%
  Ethnicity Asian 6.6%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 16.6%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 3.2%


  Median Household Income $89,134
  Median Home Price $502,500
  Homes Owned 57.5%
  Homes Rent 42.5%
  Median Property Rent $1,555


  English Only 67.8%
  English Other 32.2%

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Commute Types

  Walked 3.6%
  Worked at Home 5%
  Public Transportation 21.7%
  Other Means 2.5%
  Drove Alone 58.7%
  Carpooled 8.5%

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