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Industries providing employment: Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (22.0%), Public administration (14.2%), Educational,health and social services (12.9%).
Detached houses: $695,699Here:$695,699State:$330,816
Townhouses or other attached units: $532,759Here:$532,759State:$310,878
In 2-unit structures: $276,001Here:$276,001State:$285,516
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $282,200Here:$282,200State:$242,971
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $310,399Here:$310,399State:$270,208
Mobile homes: $86,857Here:$86,857State:$37,843
Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $132,983Here:$132,983State:$92,978
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average cost (in $1000s)
Obama (Democratic): 72.0%
McCain (Republican): 27.3%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $4,113 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $3,155 (0.9%)
Area name: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Alexandria city is $1080 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1225 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1580 a month.
Cities in this county include: Alexandria.
Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.024 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.104 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.081 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.005 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.019 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.
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Neighboring counties: District of Columbia, District of Columbia , Arlington County , Prince George's County, Maryland , Fairfax County .
Unemployment by year (%)
Current college students: 10,296
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 54.3%
Number of foreign born residents: 32,600 (28% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 25.2%
Housing units in Alexandria city with a mortgage: 13,834 (2,291 second mortgage, 1,569 home equity loan, 50 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,002
Class of Workers
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Most common first ancestries reported in Alexandria city (%):
19.31% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,847 average adjusted gross income)
0.44% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,237 average AGI)Alexandria city:0.44%Virginia average:0.41%
9.32% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($26,382 average AGI)
9.56% relocated from other states ($26,229 average AGI)Alexandria city:9.56%Virginia average:4.24%
20.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($62,000 average adjusted gross income)
0.34% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,153 average AGI)Alexandria city:0.34%Virginia average:0.22%
11.63% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($32,424 average AGI)
8.49% relocated to other states ($28,424 average AGI)Alexandria city:8.49%Virginia average:4.13%
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 19.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.1
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 19,696 (18,039 aged, 1,657 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 55.1. This is less than state average.
Mechanisms of homicide:
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 83.7. This is less than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
20,974 spouses, 24,371 children (22,791 natural, 664 adopted, 916 stepchildren), 1,278 grandchildren, 2,147 brothers or sisters, 1,075 parents, 2,664 other relatives, 3,256 non-relatives
Size of family households: 13,708 2-persons, 6,426 3-persons, 4,428 4-persons, 2,037 5-persons, 904 6-persons, 650 7-or-more-persons.
Size of nonfamily households: 26,880 1-person, 5,882 2-persons, 737 3-persons, 205 4-persons, 90 5-persons, 21 6-persons.
70.0% of residents of Alexandria city speak English at home.
14.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
6.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
5.9% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
Population growth in Alexandria city
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
Year house built
40% of Alexandria city residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Virginia.
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $199,000
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
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School Enrollment by Level of School (%)
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)
Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)
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Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
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