Alexandria demographics profile

StatisticAlexandriaVirginiaNational
Population151,4738,310,301318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)10,14319191
Median age36.237.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1844%44%43%
Speak English67%84%79%
Speak Spanish14%7%13%
Alexandria, VA has a population of 151,473 and is the 170th largest city in the United States. The population density is 10,143 per sq mi which is 5200% higher than the Virginia average and 11095% higher than the national average. The median age in Alexandria is 36 which is approximately 4% lower than the Virginia average of 38. In Alexandria, 48% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 67% speak English and 14% speak Spanish. 22% of Alexandria residents were born in Virginia, 48% were born out of state, 3% were born outside of the United States and 28% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Alexandria is 5200% higher than Virginia.
  • The median age in Alexandria is 4% lower than Virginia.
  • In Alexandria 62.73% of the population is White.
  • In Alexandria 21.57% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Alexandria 6.47% of the population is Asian.

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Alexandria population breakdown by race

RaceAlexandriaVirginiaNational
White62.73%68.75%73.35%
Black or African American21.57%19.21%12.63%
Asian6.47%6.05%5.22%
American Indian0.16%0.26%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.03%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race4.91%3.37%3.06%
Other race4.12%2.30%4.75%
In Alexandria, 16.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Alexandria, VA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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