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Alexandria city, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2016: 155,810 (all urban); it was 128,283 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 24,913
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,545
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 24,727
Renter-occupied apartments: 38,624 (it was 37,162 in 2000)
% of renters here:

60%
State:

33%

Land area: 15 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 10266 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Alexandria city: 138.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (31.7%), Educational, health and social services (14.1%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (13.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Alexandria city races chart

Races in Alexandria city, Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (51.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (21.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (16.8%)
  • Asian alone (6.2%)
  • Two or more races (3.3%)
  • Some other race alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  36.6 years
Virginia median age:  38.2 years
Males: 74,560  (47.9%)
Females: 81,250  (52.1%)
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Alexandria city,VA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Alexandria city:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $87,920 ($56,054 in 1999)

This county:

$87,920
Virginia:

$68,114

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $1,519 (lower quartile is $1,271, upper quartile is $1,870)
This county:

$1519
State:

$981


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $578,500 (it was $202,400 in 2000)
Alexandria city:

$578,500
Virginia:

$264,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $324,400 - $803,300

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $908,189
Here:

$908,189
State:

$352,970

Townhouses or other attached units: $675,606
Here:

$675,606
State:

$343,400

In 2-unit structures: $187,462
Here:

$187,462
State:

$233,827

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,181,603
Here:

$1,181,603
State:

$225,729

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $307,065
Here:

$307,065
State:

$312,703
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,601
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $1,038

Institutionalized population: 974
Alexandria city, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 386 buildings, average cost: $125,900
  • 2001: 401 buildings, average cost: $154,400
  • 2002: 380 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2004: 171 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2005: 195 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 2006: 137 buildings, average cost: $188,800
  • 2007: 93 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2008: 65 buildings, average cost: $306,800
  • 2009: 35 buildings, average cost: $243,200
  • 2010: 65 buildings, average cost: $187,700
  • 2011: 105 buildings, average cost: $230,900
  • 2012: 151 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2013: 218 buildings, average cost: $203,400
  • 2014: 174 buildings, average cost: $195,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $5,390 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $6,461 (1.0%)

Alexandria city household income distribution in 2009 Alexandria city home values distribution Alexandria city contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.5%
Alexandria city:

12.5%
Virginia:

11.0%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.0% for Black residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.1% for American Indian residents, 15.8% for other race residents, 10.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 36.6 years old
(Males: 36.7 years old, Females: 36.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.1 years old, Black residents: 36.4 years old, American Indian residents: 35.6 years old, Asian residents: 36.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.8 years old, Other race residents: 28.9 years old)

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.

Alexandria city has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Alexandria city:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.226 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.037 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 13.2 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Mineral County, Nevada , Clay County, Illinois , Pike County, Ohio , Wayne County, Illinois , Manassas Park city .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Current college students: 10,296
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 62.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 44,079 (35.5% naturalized citizens)

Alexandria city:

28.3%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 14,012
  • 2000 to 2009: 16,425
  • 1990 to 1999: 6,180
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,881
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,958
  • Before 1970: 1,829
Note: State values scaled to Alexandria city population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 25.2%

Alexandria city marital status for males Alexandria city marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,912
  • One, attached: 15,433
  • Two: 1,083
  • 3 or 4: 1,971
  • 5 to 9: 6,729
  • 10 to 19: 11,686
  • 20 to 49: 4,039
  • 50 or more: 25,720

Housing units in Alexandria city with a mortgage: 22,383 (268 second mortgage, 2,957 home equity loan, 501 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,381

Here:

81.5% with mortgage
State:

69.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Alexandria city

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic18,5964
Mainline Protestant16,97326
Evangelical Protestant11,29033
Other9,87918
Black Protestant6,81312
Orthodox4002
None76,015-
Alexandria city Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 33
Alexandria city:

2.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
This county:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Alexandria city:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 149
This county:

10.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Alexandria city:

7.1%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Alexandria city:

21.4%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

26.7%
State:

18.6%

Earthquake activity:

Alexandria city-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.3 miles away from Alexandria city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 118.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 255.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 118.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 289.4 miles away from Alexandria city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 91.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (18%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (18%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Legal occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Legal occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Ethiopia (18%)
  • El Salvador (12%)
  • Honduras (7%)
  • Sierra Leone (4%)
  • Guatemala (3%)
  • Afghanistan (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Alexandria city (%):

  • Ethiopian (9%)
  • American (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • European (3%)
  • African (2%)

Alexandria city mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 73,169 (69.3%)
  • Carpooled: 10,093 (9.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6,331 (6.0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 5,603 (5.3%)
  • Railroad: 1,336 (1.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 922 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 214 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 2,851 (2.7%)
  • Worked at home: 5,085 (4.8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Alexandria city, Virginia in 2000:

  • 948 people in nursing homes
  • 412 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 251 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 62 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 62 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 61 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 42 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in religious group quarters
  • 14 people in other group homes
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 8 people in halfway houses

People in group quarters in Alexandria city, Virginia in 2010:

  • 506 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 471 people in college/university student housing
  • 400 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 223 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 59 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 55 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 55 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 23 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 22 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 13 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $92,684.

17.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($61,631 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

17.91%
Virginia average:

9.34%


0.32% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,248 average AGI)
Alexandria city:

0.32%
Virginia average:

0.21%

8.60% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($28,384 average AGI)
8.99% relocated from other states ($31,999 average AGI)
Alexandria city:

8.99%
Virginia average:

3.74%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fairfax County, VA  3.99% ($54,372 average AGI)
from Arlington County, VA  2.51% ($68,590)
from District of Columbia, DC  1.13% ($73,513)
from Prince William County, VA  0.72% ($48,705)
from Prince George's County, MD  0.58% ($46,428)
from Montgomery County, MD  0.51% ($72,006)
from Loudoun County, VA  0.29% ($77,409)


16.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($71,001 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

16.56%
Virginia average:

9.20%


0.32% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,678 average AGI)
Alexandria city:

0.32%
Virginia average:

0.20%

9.21% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($38,404 average AGI)
7.03% relocated to other states ($30,919 average AGI)
Alexandria city:

7.03%
Virginia average:

3.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fairfax County, VA  5.10% ($69,538 average AGI)
to Arlington County, VA  1.84% ($72,255)
to Prince William County, VA  1.09% ($58,700)
to District of Columbia, DC  1.04% ($63,450)
to Prince George's County, MD  0.56% ($52,436)
to Montgomery County, MD  0.45% ($75,149)
to Loudoun County, VA  0.26% ($85,794)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 19.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 19.6

Births per 1000 population in Alexandria city

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Alexandria city

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Alexandria city

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Alexandria city
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Alexandria city


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,453 (11,212 aged, 1,241 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,348 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Alexandria city, Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (635)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (620)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (561)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (442)
  • Unspecified dementia (379)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (360)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (356)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (316)
  • Congestive heart failure (301)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (284)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.56
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 20,662
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 441
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 56,103

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,747
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 611
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 68
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 126

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 55.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 30.7
  • Other - 24.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 83.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 26.5
  • Suffocation - 22.3
  • Other - 35.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 155,810
  • In family households: 105,123 (19,070 male householders, 13,651 female householders)
    23,915 spouses, 31,567 children (30,595 natural, 284 adopted, 688 stepchildren), 1,847 grandchildren, 3,306 brothers or sisters, 2,637 parents, 5,208 other relatives, 3,922 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 49,015 (16,047 male householders (12,341 living alone)), 21,107 female householders (18,058 living alone)), 11,861 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,672

Size of family households: 16,401 2-persons, 7,558 3-persons, 6,254 4-persons, 1,519 5-persons, 904 6-persons, 85 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 30,399 1-person, 5,776 2-persons, 583 3-persons, 328 4-persons, 68 5-persons.

17,940 married couples with children.
7,329 single-parent households (1,333 men, 5,996 women).

66.7% of residents of Alexandria city speak English at home.
14.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
6.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
10.0% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $4,104,864,000 ($32,018 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,438,592,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $646,989,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $162,822,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,968,000
Federal grants: $242,999,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,358,698,000 ($1,684,955,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $684,388,000 ($451,945,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,427,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $71,203,000
Federal Government insurance: $209,998,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 13,010
Here:

96 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,162
Here:

31 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10,545
Here:

+78 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -21,051
Here -156 per 1000 residents
State +14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Alexandria city

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.6
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 2,418
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,302
  • 2000 to 2009: 7,988
  • 1990 to 1999: 8,367
  • 1980 to 1989: 7,987
  • 1970 to 1979: 14,341
  • 1960 to 1969: 12,762
  • 1950 to 1959: 8,931
  • 1940 to 1949: 6,191
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,286
Note: State values scaled to Alexandria city population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Alexandria city, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Alexandria city population
  • 1 room: 174
  • 2 rooms: 708
  • 3 rooms: 2,454
  • 4 rooms: 4,561
  • 5 rooms: 3,220
  • 6 rooms: 4,627
  • 7 rooms: 3,442
  • 8 rooms: 3,127
  • 9+ rooms: 5,451
  • 1 room: 4,445
  • 2 rooms: 3,718
  • 3 rooms: 11,278
  • 4 rooms: 12,909
  • 5 rooms: 4,616
  • 6 rooms: 3,166
  • 7 rooms: 568
  • 8 rooms: 671
  • 9+ rooms: 740
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Alexandria city, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Alexandria city population
  • no bedroom: 174
  • 1 bedroom: 4,075
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,603
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,942
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,369
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,601
  • no bedroom: 4,749
  • 1 bedroom: 16,624
  • 2 bedrooms: 15,425
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,408
  • 4 bedrooms: 719
  • 5+ bedrooms: 186
Cars and other vehicles available in Alexandria city, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Alexandria city population
  • no vehicle: 1,100
  • 1 vehicle: 12,911
  • 2 vehicles: 11,124
  • 3 vehicles: 2,042
  • 4 vehicles: 555
  • 5+ vehicles: 32
  • no vehicle: 5,875
  • 1 vehicle: 24,218
  • 2 vehicles: 10,557
  • 3 vehicles: 1,160
  • 4 vehicles: 301
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

77% of Alexandria city residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Virginia.

Alexandria city:

77.3%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 31,498
  • Other state: 75,809
  • Northeast: 23,415
  • Midwest: 12,734
  • South: 30,931
  • West: 8,729

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Alexandria city
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (58.6%)
  • Electricity (39.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Electricity (50.9%)
  • Utility gas (46.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,483
Here:

22.5%
Virginia:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 752
Here:

18.4%
Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,348
Here:

16.1%
Virginia:

19.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2004:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,025
  • Number of aged recipients: 673
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,352
  • Number of recipients under 18: 194
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 893
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 938
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 543
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 866
Alexandria city Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Alexandria city Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 32 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED835$355,7101,097$359,1794,150$341,400140$216,5005$16,533,800343$267,2890$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED29$305,72449$372,041308$346,04521$98,0950$032$310,9692$36,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED48$286,85480$318,900968$335,89756$143,5890$0121$251,9590$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN93$299,613143$305,462862$346,55119$152,1051$20,000,00081$278,3580$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$392,36418$394,889186$308,4418$142,5000$025$244,8001$370,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 28 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED148$335,29774$379,0003$250,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED32$347,28127$381,4811$153,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$292,19015$387,5330$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$259,6257$337,4290$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$255,3752$328,5000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Alexandria city, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,32672.5 years
Mary1,32378.8 years
William1,14073.6 years
James1,03370.3 years
Robert85370.3 years
Charles70973.1 years
Margaret63979.7 years
George57874.1 years
Helen56380.4 years
Elizabeth50379.7 years
Most common last names in Alexandria city, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith47374.2 years
Johnson31773.2 years
Jones27771.5 years
Brown26773.6 years
Williams25573.0 years
Davis23874.3 years
Miller23475.0 years
Taylor17375.8 years
Jackson16572.3 years
Moore16473.0 years
Businesses in Alexandria city, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven20Just Tires1
AT&T5KFC1
Ace Hardware1Kroger1
Advance Auto Parts1LA Fitness1
Ann Taylor2Lane Furniture1
Arby's1LensCrafters1
AutoZone2Macy's1
BMW1Marriott4
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Marshalls1
Bally Total Fitness1MasterBrand Cabinets22
Banana Republic1McDonald's8
Barnes & Noble1Men's Wearhouse1
Baskin-Robbins4Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance2
Ben & Jerry's1New York & Co1
Best Western2Nike7
Blockbuster2Nissan1
Budget Car Rental2Old Navy1
CVS9Panera Bread2
Caribou Coffee1Papa John's Pizza2
Casual Male XL1Payless2
Chevrolet1Penske1
Chick-Fil-A1PetSmart1
Chico's1Pier 1 Imports2
Chipotle1Pizza Hut3
Cold Stone Creamery1Popeyes3
Comfort Inn2Quiznos4
Crate & Barrel1RadioShack2
Cricket Wireless7Red Lobster1
Curves1Rite Aid2
DHL2Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen1Safeway3
Days Inn1Sears3
Decora Cabinetry8Sheraton1
Domino's Pizza4Sprint Nextel2
DressBarn2Staples3
Dressbarn2Starbucks12
Dunkin Donuts5T-Mobile4
Extended Stay America1T.G.I. Driday's1
FedEx49T.J.Maxx1
Finish Line1Taco Bell1
Foot Locker1Talbots1
Ford1Target1
GNC4Toyota1
GameStop2Trader Joe's1
Gap1Travelodge1
Giant5True Value1
H&R Block4U-Haul4
Hawthorn1UPS51
Hilton7Verizon Wireless2
Holiday Inn3Victoria's Secret1
Home Depot2Volkswagen1
Homestead Studio Suites1Vons3
Honda1Walgreens1
Hyundai1Wendy's2
IHOP2Westin1
JoS. A. Bank1Whole Foods Market1
Johnny Rockets1YMCA1
Jones New York3

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