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Alexandria,VA index of house prices

Total population: 150,575 (Urban population: 128,283, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 76,573 (69,875 occupied: 27,764 owner occupied, 42,111 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

60%
State:

35%

Housing density: 5,045 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $660,810.

Median contract rent in 2016: $823 (lower quartile is $698, upper quartile is $994)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,250


Median gross rent in Alexandria, VA in 2016: $861

Housing units in Alexandria 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

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $150,726

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $108,401

Median monthly housing costs: $1,733


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Alexandria, Virginia Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $578,500 (it was $202,400 in 2000)
Alexandria:

$578,500
Virginia:

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

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $884,094
Here:

$884,094
State:

$352,970

Townhouses or other attached units: $640,274
Here:

$640,274
State:

$343,400

In 2-unit structures: $608,814
Here:

$608,814
State:

$233,827

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,213,391
Here:

$1,213,391
State:

$225,729

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $320,989
Here:

$320,989
State:

$312,703
Median year house/condo built: 1970

Median year apartment built: 1974

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 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).

Foreign born population: 44,079 (28.3%)
(35.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

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

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Alexandria, Virginia:

  • 174no bedroom
  • 4,0751 bedroom
  • 7,6032 bedrooms
  • 9,9423 bedrooms
  • 4,3694 bedrooms
  • 1,6015+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Alexandria population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alexandria, Virginia:

  • 4,749no bedroom
  • 16,6241 bedroom
  • 15,4252 bedrooms
  • 4,4083 bedrooms
  • 7194 bedrooms
  • 1865+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Alexandria population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Alexandria in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 1,100no vehicle
  • 12,9111 vehicle
  • 11,1242 vehicles
  • 2,0423 vehicles
  • 5554 vehicles
  • 325+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Alexandria population

Cars and other vehicles available in Alexandria in renter-occupied apartments

  • 5,875no vehicle
  • 24,2181 vehicle
  • 10,5572 vehicles
  • 1,1603 vehicles
  • 3014 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Alexandria population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Alexandria, Virginia:

  • 1741 room
  • 7082 rooms
  • 2,4543 rooms
  • 4,5614 rooms
  • 3,2205 rooms
  • 4,6276 rooms
  • 3,4427 rooms
  • 3,1278 rooms
  • 5,4519+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Alexandria population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alexandria, Virginia:

  • 4,4451 room
  • 3,7182 rooms
  • 11,2783 rooms
  • 12,9094 rooms
  • 4,6165 rooms
  • 3,1666 rooms
  • 5687 rooms
  • 6718 rooms
  • 7409+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Alexandria population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

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

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Alexandria, VA household income distribution

  • Alexandria, VA household income distribution
  • 2,980Less than $10,000
  • 1,056$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,246$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2,735$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,420$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2,399$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2,393$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,155$40,000 to $44,999
  • 2,595$45,000 to $49,999
  • 4,213$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6,331$60,000 to $74,999
  • 10,091$75,000 to $99,999
  • 6,742$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4,377$125,000 to $149,999
  • 7,259$150,000 to $199,999
  • 11,883$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Alexandria, VA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Alexandria, VA
  • 250Less than $10,000
  • 17$15,000 to $19,999
  • 25$20,000 to $24,999
  • 19$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8$30,000 to $34,999
  • 25$40,000 to $49,999
  • 16$50,000 to $59,999
  • 34$60,000 to $69,999
  • 97$70,000 to $79,999
  • 95$90,000 to $99,999
  • 154$100,000 to $124,999
  • 350$125,000 to $149,999
  • 635$150,000 to $174,999
  • 802$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,507$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,807$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3,702$300,000 to $399,999
  • 3,172$400,000 to $499,999
  • 8,869$500,000 to $749,999
  • 5,109$750,000 to $999,999
  • 2,187$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 461$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 326$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Alexandria, VA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Alexandria, VA
  • 271Less than $100
  • 256$100 to $149
  • 213$150 to $199
  • 437$200 to $249
  • 309$250 to $299
  • 196$300 to $349
  • 177$350 to $399
  • 36$400 to $449
  • 197$450 to $499
  • 117$500 to $549
  • 84$550 to $599
  • 153$600 to $649
  • 199$650 to $699
  • 199$700 to $749
  • 63$750 to $799
  • 450$800 to $899
  • 1,124$900 to $999
  • 5,740$1,000 to $1,249
  • 10,212$1,250 to $1,499
  • 13,763$1,500 to $1,999
  • 4,511$2,000 to $2,499
  • 1,576$2,500 to $2,999
  • 701$3,000 to $3,499
  • 291$3,500 or more
  • 823No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 14,0122010 or later
  • 16,4252000 to 2009
  • 6,1801990 to 1999
  • 8,8811980 to 1989
  • 2,9581970 to 1979
  • 1,829Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Alexandria population
Alexandria commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 750
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,815
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 6,112
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 11,157
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 11,111
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 7,431
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 15,725
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 3,972
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 5,592
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 13,975
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 9,245
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,806
Alexandria, VA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 28.3%
Number of people working at home: 5,085 (5.3% of all workers)

Alexandria mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 73,169 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 10,093 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6,331 (6%)
  • Subway or elevated: 5,603 (5%)
  • Railroad: 1,336 (1%)
  • Taxi: 922 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 214 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,851 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 5,085 (5%)

First ancestries reported:

 Ethiopian: 7,542
 American: 4,496
 Irish: 3,531
 German: 3,348
 English: 3,016
 European: 2,449
 African: 1,850
 Italian: 1,773
 Afghan: 1,662
 Sierra Leonean: 994
 Polish: 850
 Egyptian: 754
 Russian: 723
 Scottish: 690
 Sudanese: 683
 Ghanaian: 650
 Eastern European: 647
 British: 642
 Scotch-Irish: 603
 Iranian: 489
 Moroccan: 476
 Northern European: 448
 Greek: 390
 French (except Basque): 309
 Nigerian: 301
 Norwegian: 278
 French Canadian: 266
 Dutch: 248
 Swedish: 229
 Arab: 226
 Turkish: 205
 Ukrainian: 191
 Iraqi: 187
 Welsh: 170
 Jamaican: 163
 Somali: 153
 Czech: 143
 Palestinian: 142
 Bulgarian: 128
 Canadian: 122
 Brazilian: 119
 Syrian: 119
 Haitian: 118
 Scandinavian: 117
 Lithuanian: 106
 Hungarian: 106
 Romanian: 105
 Kenyan: 101
 Danish: 101
 Armenian: 93
 Portuguese: 88
 Pennsylvania German: 67
 Lebanese: 66
 Austrian: 61
 Slovak: 54
 Finnish: 47
 Swiss: 41
 Belgian: 32
 South African: 30
 Estonian: 28
 Slavic: 28
 Australian: 27
 Yugoslavian: 25
 British West Indian: 25
 Macedonian: 23
 West Indian: 23
 Bahamian: 22
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 20
 Celtic: 19
 Serbian: 19
 Cape Verdean: 17
 Basque: 17
 Czechoslovakian: 16
 Barbadian: 15
 Guyanese: 14
 Bermudan: 12
 Croatian: 11
 Latvian: 11
 Icelander: 7
 Senegalese: 5
 Cajun: 4
 Alsatian: 3
 Cypriot: 1

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

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

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

77% of Alexandria 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:

77.3%
State average:

84.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 428
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 569
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,368
  • 7th and 8th grade: 295
  • 9th grade: 623
  • 10th grade: 248
  • 11th grade: 135
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 642
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,505
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,491
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 5,797
  • Associate degree: 2,579
  • Bachelor's degree: 15,495
  • Master's degree: 12,451
  • Professional school degree: 4,718
  • Doctorate degree: 2,191

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 519
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 459
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,668
  • 7th and 8th grade: 97
  • 9th grade: 1,239
  • 10th grade: 188
  • 11th grade: 240
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 933
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,234
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,852
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 5,862
  • Associate degree: 3,802
  • Bachelor's degree: 18,270
  • Master's degree: 14,466
  • Professional school degree: 4,282
  • Doctorate degree: 1,333

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 1.6%Males
  • 5.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 2.5%Males
  • 1.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.0%Males
  • 1.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 0.3%Males
  • 3.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 4.5%Males
  • 4.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.8%Males
  • 4.5%Females
Alexandria marital status for males
Alexandria 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

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,879

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 0.2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Alexandria:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Alexandria
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%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

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)