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Alexandria, VA (Virginia) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $572,500 (it was $202,400 in 2000)
Alexandria:

$572,500
Virginia:

$288,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $323,900 - $827,700

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $922,736
Here:

$922,736
State:

$377,025

Townhouses or other attached units: $722,456
Here:

$722,456
State:

$384,010

In 2-unit structures: $560,442
Here:

$560,442
State:

$299,685

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $350,771
Here:

$350,771
State:

$265,498

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $329,654
Here:

$329,654
State:

$344,101

Alexandria,VA index of house prices

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

Houses: 76,424 (71,005 occupied: 31,688 owner occupied, 39,317 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

55%
State:

34%

Housing density: 5,035 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $559,928.

Median contract rent in 2019: $1,686 (lower quartile is $1,380, upper quartile is over $2,000)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $1,783


Median gross rent in Alexandria, VA in 2019: $1,781

Housing units in Alexandria with a mortgage: 23,935 (402 second mortgage, 2,449 home equity loan, 267 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,753

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $178,118

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $109,931

Median monthly housing costs: $1,899

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Alexandria, Virginia Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1967

Median year apartment built: 1978

Household type by relationship:

Households: 159,428
  • Male householders: 34,543 (13,214 living alone), Female householders: 36,462 (17,227 living alone)
  • 25,698 spouses (25,210 opposite-sex spouses), 4,171 unmarried partners, (3,845 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 36,337 children (34,812 natural, 547 adopted, 978 stepchildren), 547 grandchildren, 1,679 brothers or sisters, 2,355 parents, 212 foster children, 2,689 other relatives, 13,354 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,381

Size of family households: 16,825 2-persons, 8,169 3-persons, 5,812 4-persons, 2,142 5-persons, 1,030 6-persons, 125 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 30,441 1-person, 5,135 2-persons, 615 3-persons, 325 4-persons, 336 5-persons, 50 6-persons.

19,561 married couples with children.
7,929 single-parent households (1,821 men, 6,108 women).

66.1% of residents of Alexandria speak English at home.
14.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
6.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
9.9% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 40,572 (25.4%)
(42.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

3.6
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 258no bedroom
  • 4,6251 bedroom
  • 9,4632 bedrooms
  • 10,5933 bedrooms
  • 4,8454 bedrooms
  • 1,9045+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 4,925no bedroom
  • 14,0451 bedroom
  • 15,2582 bedrooms
  • 4,3313 bedrooms
  • 5874 bedrooms
  • 1715+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Alexandria in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Alexandria in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,524no vehicle
  • 14,0121 vehicle
  • 12,9752 vehicles
  • 2,3873 vehicles
  • 5564 vehicles
  • 2345+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Alexandria in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Alexandria in renter-occupied apartments
  • 6,658no vehicle
  • 21,5541 vehicle
  • 9,4752 vehicles
  • 1,5553 vehicles
  • 754 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 2581 room
  • 6382 rooms
  • 3,5343 rooms
  • 4,4724 rooms
  • 4,4595 rooms
  • 5,7036 rooms
  • 4,0607 rooms
  • 3,5818 rooms
  • 4,9839+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 4,2641 room
  • 4,2612 rooms
  • 9,8023 rooms
  • 11,0924 rooms
  • 5,7115 rooms
  • 2,3796 rooms
  • 8157 rooms
  • 4278 rooms
  • 5669+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 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
  • Alexandria, VA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Alexandria, VA in 2019
  • 1,134Less than $10,000
  • 2,426$10,000 to $19,999
  • 3,291$20,000 to $29,999
  • 3,804$30,000 to $39,999
  • 2,393$40,000 to $49,999
  • 4,223$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6,540$60,000 to $74,999
  • 9,741$75,000 to $99,999
  • 7,592$100,000 to $124,999
  • 5,476$125,000 to $149,999
  • 7,716$150,000 to $199,999
  • 16,669$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Alexandria, VA

  • Distribution of house value in Alexandria, VA in 2019
  • 145Less than $10,000
  • 12$10,000 to $14,999
  • 25$15,000 to $19,999
  • 26$20,000 to $24,999
  • 17$25,000 to $29,999
  • 15$30,000 to $34,999
  • 10$35,000 to $39,999
  • 11$40,000 to $49,999
  • 18$50,000 to $59,999
  • 41$60,000 to $69,999
  • 60$70,000 to $79,999
  • 12$80,000 to $89,999
  • 25$90,000 to $99,999
  • 134$100,000 to $124,999
  • 262$125,000 to $149,999
  • 726$150,000 to $174,999
  • 797$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,272$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,926$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3,715$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2,645$400,000 to $499,999
  • 9,504$500,000 to $749,999
  • 6,184$750,000 to $999,999
  • 3,183$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 602$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 512$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Alexandria, VA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Alexandria, VA in 2019
  • 172Less than $100
  • 132$100 to $149
  • 141$150 to $199
  • 414$200 to $249
  • 237$250 to $299
  • 109$300 to $349
  • 105$350 to $399
  • 157$400 to $449
  • 80$450 to $499
  • 182$500 to $549
  • 60$550 to $599
  • 221$600 to $649
  • 181$650 to $699
  • 194$700 to $749
  • 104$750 to $799
  • 192$800 to $899
  • 475$900 to $999
  • 3,303$1,000 to $1,249
  • 8,698$1,250 to $1,499
  • 16,344$1,500 to $1,999
  • 5,635$2,000 to $2,499
  • 2,738$2,500 to $2,999
  • 1,142$3,000 to $3,499
  • 467$3,500 or more
  • 615No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 27.5%
Number of people working at home: 6,035 (6.0% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 302
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 4,243
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 6,071
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 9,477
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 12,528
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 6,110
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 15,244
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 4,234
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 6,906
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 18,441
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 9,279
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,857
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Alexandria

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 68,508 (67.7%)
  • Carpooled: 9,078 (9.0%)
  • Bus: 3,759 (3.7%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 6,100 (6.0%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 896 (0.9%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 107 (0.1%)
  • Taxi: 2,081 (2.1%)
  • Bicycle: 395 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 4,219 (4.2%)
  • Worked at home: 6,035 (6.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 1.3%Males
  • 1.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 3.8%Males
  • 2.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 0.8%Males
  • 4.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 5.2%Males
  • 1.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • 5.0%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 13,8972010 or later
  • 11,8722000 to 2009
  • 7,5601990 to 1999
  • 8,8811980 to 1989
  • 2,9581970 to 1979
  • 1,829Before 1970
Ancestries in Alexandria, VA

First ancestries reported:

  • Ethiopian: 8,497 (9.3%)
  • Irish: 3,873 (4.3%)
  • American: 3,202 (3.5%)
  • European: 3,192 (3.5%)
  • German: 2,933 (3.2%)
  • English: 2,919 (3.2%)
  • Afghan: 2,375 (2.6%)
  • Italian: 1,898 (2.1%)
  • Ghanaian: 1,618 (1.8%)
  • African: 1,335 (1.5%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 1,074 (1.2%)
  • British: 1,026 (1.1%)
  • Polish: 993 (1.1%)
  • Moroccan: 700 (0.8%)
  • Eastern European: 670 (0.7%)
  • Egyptian: 666 (0.7%)
  • Scottish: 636 (0.7%)
  • Russian: 618 (0.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 570 (0.6%)
  • Northern European: 562 (0.6%)
  • Jamaican: 419 (0.5%)
  • Greek: 377 (0.4%)
  • Norwegian: 364 (0.4%)
  • Sudanese: 356 (0.4%)
  • Iranian: 318 (0.3%)
  • Arab: 314 (0.3%)
  • Swedish: 310 (0.3%)
  • Nigerian: 282 (0.3%)
  • Somali: 272 (0.3%)
  • French: 249 (0.3%)
  • French Canadian: 235 (0.3%)
  • Turkish: 230 (0.3%)
  • Jordanian: 224 (0.2%)
  • Ukrainian: 212 (0.2%)
  • Welsh: 197 (0.2%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 196 (0.2%)
  • Dutch: 194 (0.2%)
  • Brazilian: 177 (0.2%)
  • Canadian: 165 (0.2%)
  • Iraqi: 156 (0.2%)
  • Portuguese: 153 (0.2%)
  • Scandinavian: 152 (0.2%)
  • Romanian: 138 (0.2%)
  • Haitian: 125 (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 123 (0.1%)
  • Liberian: 115 (0.1%)
  • Danish: 108 (0.1%)
  • Bulgarian: 108 (0.1%)
  • Australian: 100 (0.1%)
  • Slovak: 95 (0.1%)
  • Czech: 93 (0.1%)
  • Lithuanian: 89 (0.10%)
  • Kenyan: 84 (0.09%)
  • Swiss: 82 (0.09%)
  • Austrian: 71 (0.08%)
  • Lebanese: 67 (0.07%)
  • Serbian: 60 (0.07%)
  • Palestinian: 56 (0.06%)
  • Armenian: 54 (0.06%)
  • Finnish: 51 (0.06%)
  • Croatian: 48 (0.05%)
  • Belgian: 39 (0.04%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 35 (0.04%)
  • Slavic: 32 (0.04%)
  • Latvian: 29 (0.03%)
  • Macedonian: 28 (0.03%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 28 (0.03%)
  • British West Indian: 24 (0.03%)
  • Cypriot: 23 (0.03%)
  • Guyanese: 22 (0.02%)
  • Cape Verdean: 20 (0.02%)
  • Celtic: 19 (0.02%)
  • Yugoslavian: 18 (0.02%)
  • Icelander: 17 (0.02%)
  • Albanian: 17 (0.02%)
  • Barbadian: 17 (0.02%)
  • Bahamian: 14 (0.02%)
  • South African: 11 (0.01%)
  • Ugandan: 11 (0.01%)
  • Senegalese: 8 (0.01%)
  • Syrian: 7 (0.01%)

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

Ethiopia
Alexandria:

18.6% (8,136)
Virginia:

2.9% (30,114)

El Salvador
Alexandria:

10.1% (4,438)
Virginia:

10.5% (109,924)

Honduras
Alexandria:

7.3% (3,194)
Virginia:

3.2% (33,982)

Afghanistan
Alexandria:

5.4% (2,384)
Virginia:

1.7% (18,184)

Guatemala
Alexandria:

3.3% (1,468)
Virginia:

3.0% (31,987)

Ghana
Alexandria:

3.3% (1,443)
Virginia:

1.5% (15,857)

Bolivia
Alexandria:

3.0% (1,327)
Virginia:

2.4% (24,990)

Philippines
Alexandria:

2.5% (1,099)
Virginia:

5.0% (52,634)

Sierra Leone
Alexandria:

2.4% (1,040)
Virginia:

0.5% (5,207)

Peru
Alexandria:

2.3% (1,022)
Virginia:

2.6% (27,403)

Korea
Alexandria:

2.0% (884)
Virginia:

5.0% (52,817)

Bangladesh
Alexandria:

1.9% (845)
Virginia:

1.1% (11,186)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Alexandria:

1.8% (807)
Virginia:

4.0% (41,722)

Mexico
Alexandria:

1.8% (806)
Virginia:

5.4% (56,607)

Morocco
Alexandria:

1.7% (744)
Virginia:

0.7% (7,402)

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

  • This state: 33,421
  • Other state: 79,825
  • Northeast: 23,303
  • Midwest: 13,309
  • South: 32,790
  • West: 10,423

79.0% of Alexandria residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26.6% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44.8% lived in Virginia.


Alexandria:

79.0%
State average:

84.7%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 345
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 235
  • 5th and 6th grade: 604
  • 7th and 8th grade: 777
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 271
  • 11th grade: 788
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,036
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,971
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,076
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 5,045
  • Associate degree: 2,663
  • Bachelor's degree: 17,371
  • Master's degree: 14,004
  • Professional school degree: 4,460
  • Doctorate degree: 2,340
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 844
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 262
  • 5th and 6th grade: 371
  • 7th and 8th grade: 409
  • 9th grade: 273
  • 10th grade: 458
  • 11th grade: 561
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,442
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,782
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,916
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,584
  • Associate degree: 4,086
  • Bachelor's degree: 21,419
  • Master's degree: 14,807
  • Professional school degree: 3,495
  • Doctorate degree: 2,841
Educational Attainment for Females
Alexandria marital status for males
Alexandria marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,312
  • One, attached: 15,726
  • Two: 914
  • 3 or 4: 2,305
  • 5 to 9: 6,278
  • 10 to 19: 9,550
  • 20 to 49: 4,401
  • 50 or more: 26,938

Median worth of mobile homes: $14,474

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 0.6%

House/condo owner moved in on average 8 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Alexandria
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alexandria, VA
  • 59.7%Utility gas
  • 37.1%Electricity
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alexandria, VA
  • 56.5%Electricity
  • 41.0%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,888
Here:

15.6%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,214
Here:

21.8%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 724
Here:

14.9%
Virginia:

20.4%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability