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Alexandria, VA (Virginia) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $573,200 (it was $202,400 in 2000)
Alexandria:

$573,200
Virginia:

$273,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $330,500 - $823,400

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $892,241
Here:

$892,241
State:

$361,495

Townhouses or other attached units: $635,705
Here:

$635,705
State:

$349,009

In 2-unit structures: $486,628
Here:

$486,628
State:

$281,083

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $572,397
Here:

$572,397
State:

$253,419

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $309,849
Here:

$309,849
State:

$312,958

Alexandria,VA index of house prices

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

Houses: 76,588 (69,667 occupied: 29,630 owner occupied, 40,037 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

57%
State:

33%

Housing density: 5,046 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $944,085.

Median contract rent in 2017: $823 (lower quartile is $698, upper quartile is $994)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $1,137


Median gross rent in Alexandria, VA in 2017: $861

Housing units in Alexandria with a mortgage: 23,538 (1,385 second mortgage, 2,640 home equity loan, 75 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,092

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $151,027

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $105,812

Median monthly housing costs: $1,810


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Alexandria, Virginia Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1970

Median year apartment built: 1975

Household type by relationship:

Households: 160,035
  • In family households: 113,173 (19,283 male householders, 16,182 female householders)
    26,155 spouses, 34,850 children (33,598 natural, 399 adopted, 853 stepchildren), 1,449 grandchildren, 4,464 brothers or sisters, 2,981 parents, 4,134 other relatives, 3,675 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 45,406 (14,414 male householders (11,582 living alone)), 19,788 female householders (16,221 living alone)), 11,204 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,456

Size of family households: 17,591 2-persons, 7,287 3-persons, 5,264 4-persons, 3,856 5-persons, 850 6-persons, 617 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 27,803 1-person, 5,291 2-persons, 792 3-persons, 265 4-persons, 51 6-persons.

18,228 married couples with children.
7,603 single-parent households (615 men, 6,988 women).

66.4% of residents of Alexandria speak English at home.
14.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
6.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
10.4% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 49,606 (31.0%)
(42.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

3.7
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
  • 97no bedroom
  • 2,7311 bedroom
  • 10,1032 bedrooms
  • 11,2753 bedrooms
  • 3,9724 bedrooms
  • 1,4525+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 3,571no bedroom
  • 15,5331 bedroom
  • 16,5862 bedrooms
  • 3,6133 bedrooms
  • 6684 bedrooms
  • 665+ 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
  • 999no vehicle
  • 12,8441 vehicle
  • 12,9522 vehicles
  • 2,4973 vehicles
  • 2874 vehicles
  • 515+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Alexandria in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Alexandria in renter-occupied apartments
  • 5,152no vehicle
  • 24,0391 vehicle
  • 9,4192 vehicles
  • 1,3223 vehicles
  • 394 vehicles
  • 665+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 971 room
  • 5642 rooms
  • 2,8503 rooms
  • 4,4854 rooms
  • 4,3305 rooms
  • 5,4926 rooms
  • 3,7467 rooms
  • 2,5988 rooms
  • 5,4689+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 3,2041 room
  • 2,9012 rooms
  • 11,4743 rooms
  • 12,2774 rooms
  • 5,3785 rooms
  • 2,6876 rooms
  • 1,1627 rooms
  • 4968 rooms
  • 4589+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 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 2017
  • 2,830Less than $10,000
  • 1,883$10,000 to $19,999
  • 3,462$20,000 to $29,999
  • 3,790$30,000 to $39,999
  • 4,714$40,000 to $49,999
  • 4,325$50,000 to $59,999
  • 5,375$60,000 to $74,999
  • 8,029$75,000 to $99,999
  • 9,382$100,000 to $124,999
  • 5,392$125,000 to $149,999
  • 9,419$150,000 to $199,999
  • 11,066$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Alexandria, VA

  • Distribution of house value in Alexandria, VA in 2017
  • 257Less than $10,000
  • 16$15,000 to $19,999
  • 25$20,000 to $24,999
  • 19$25,000 to $29,999
  • 7$30,000 to $34,999
  • 24$40,000 to $49,999
  • 16$50,000 to $59,999
  • 30$60,000 to $69,999
  • 114$70,000 to $79,999
  • 80$90,000 to $99,999
  • 151$100,000 to $124,999
  • 306$125,000 to $149,999
  • 644$150,000 to $174,999
  • 807$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,497$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,838$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3,936$300,000 to $399,999
  • 3,369$400,000 to $499,999
  • 9,634$500,000 to $749,999
  • 5,421$750,000 to $999,999
  • 2,194$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 499$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 305$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Alexandria, VA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Alexandria, VA in 2017
  • 296Less than $100
  • 271$100 to $149
  • 185$150 to $199
  • 498$200 to $249
  • 239$250 to $299
  • 185$300 to $349
  • 156$350 to $399
  • 35$400 to $449
  • 152$450 to $499
  • 108$500 to $549
  • 74$550 to $599
  • 155$600 to $649
  • 195$650 to $699
  • 187$700 to $749
  • 57$750 to $799
  • 409$800 to $899
  • 1,080$900 to $999
  • 5,765$1,000 to $1,249
  • 9,545$1,250 to $1,499
  • 13,694$1,500 to $1,999
  • 4,814$2,000 to $2,499
  • 1,694$2,500 to $2,999
  • 801$3,000 to $3,499
  • 337$3,500 or more
  • 750No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 28.6%
Number of people working at home: 5,896 (5.9% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 978
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 4,051
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 6,092
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 11,288
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 13,259
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 6,857
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 16,619
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 5,945
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 6,538
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 12,055
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 8,092
  • 90 or more minutes: 2,291
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Alexandria

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 69,577 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 9,243 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4,108 (4%)
  • Subway or elevated: 4,162 (4%)
  • Railroad: 846 (1%)
  • Taxi: 1,808 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 746 (1%)
  • Walked: 3,884 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 5,896 (6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.6%Males
  • 2.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 2.1%Males
  • 2.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.1%Males
  • 1.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 0.2%Males
  • 5.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 5.7%Males
  • 3.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.1%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
  • 16,1082010 or later
  • 13,5552000 to 2009
  • 12,4161990 to 1999
  • 8,8811980 to 1989
  • 2,9581970 to 1979
  • 1,829Before 1970
Ancestries in Alexandria, VA

First ancestries reported:

  • Ethiopian: 8,243 (9.4%)
  • American: 3,948 (4.5%)
  • Irish: 3,633 (4.1%)
  • German: 3,112 (3.5%)
  • African: 3,022 (3.4%)
  • English: 2,842 (3.2%)
  • European: 2,798 (3.2%)
  • Italian: 1,829 (2.1%)
  • Afghan: 1,744 (2.0%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 1,087 (1.2%)
  • Ghanaian: 1,034 (1.2%)
  • Polish: 745 (0.8%)
  • British: 732 (0.8%)
  • Russian: 728 (0.8%)
  • Eastern European: 703 (0.8%)
  • Scottish: 682 (0.8%)
  • Moroccan: 635 (0.7%)
  • Egyptian: 628 (0.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 532 (0.6%)
  • Northern European: 506 (0.6%)
  • Iranian: 464 (0.5%)
  • French: 348 (0.4%)
  • Sudanese: 315 (0.4%)
  • Dutch: 296 (0.3%)
  • Greek: 268 (0.3%)
  • Norwegian: 263 (0.3%)
  • French Canadian: 261 (0.3%)
  • Turkish: 251 (0.3%)
  • Swedish: 239 (0.3%)
  • Jamaican: 227 (0.3%)
  • Arab: 193 (0.2%)
  • Brazilian: 167 (0.2%)
  • Somali: 162 (0.2%)
  • Nigerian: 158 (0.2%)
  • Bulgarian: 158 (0.2%)
  • Ukrainian: 157 (0.2%)
  • Romanian: 154 (0.2%)
  • Haitian: 153 (0.2%)
  • Czech: 152 (0.2%)
  • Kenyan: 151 (0.2%)
  • Iraqi: 143 (0.2%)
  • Welsh: 139 (0.2%)
  • Lithuanian: 136 (0.2%)
  • Scandinavian: 130 (0.1%)
  • Palestinian: 109 (0.1%)
  • Canadian: 108 (0.1%)
  • Danish: 91 (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 87 (0.10%)
  • Finnish: 84 (0.10%)
  • Armenian: 81 (0.09%)
  • Syrian: 70 (0.08%)
  • Lebanese: 68 (0.08%)
  • Austrian: 64 (0.07%)
  • Swiss: 59 (0.07%)
  • West Indian: 58 (0.07%)
  • British West Indian: 56 (0.06%)
  • Portuguese: 55 (0.06%)
  • Slovak: 51 (0.06%)
  • Belgian: 38 (0.04%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 36 (0.04%)
  • Basque: 35 (0.04%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 33 (0.04%)
  • Yugoslavian: 30 (0.03%)
  • South African: 29 (0.03%)
  • Estonian: 28 (0.03%)
  • Slavic: 27 (0.03%)
  • Cape Verdean: 26 (0.03%)
  • Australian: 26 (0.03%)
  • Serbian: 25 (0.03%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 19 (0.02%)
  • Celtic: 17 (0.02%)
  • Macedonian: 15 (0.02%)
  • Croatian: 14 (0.02%)
  • Guyanese: 13 (0.01%)
  • Icelander: 13 (0.01%)
  • Cypriot: 12 (0.01%)
  • Bermudan: 12 (0.01%)
  • Latvian: 9 (0.01%)
  • Bahamian: 7 (0.01%)
  • Barbadian: 6 (0.01%)
  • Senegalese: 5 (0.01%)

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

Ethiopia
Alexandria:

19.2% (8,702)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

El Salvador
Alexandria:

13.0% (5,883)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Honduras
Alexandria:

4.6% (2,105)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Guatemala
Alexandria:

4.5% (2,039)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Afghanistan
Alexandria:

3.7% (1,675)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Eritrea
Alexandria:

3.0% (1,353)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Peru
Alexandria:

2.9% (1,320)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Ghana
Alexandria:

2.8% (1,254)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Philippines
Alexandria:

2.7% (1,226)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

India
Alexandria:

2.5% (1,142)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Korea
Alexandria:

2.4% (1,106)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Sierra Leone
Alexandria:

2.3% (1,048)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Bolivia
Alexandria:

2.2% (988)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Bangladesh
Alexandria:

1.6% (737)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

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

  • This state: 33,813
  • Other state: 71,976
  • Northeast: 21,036
  • Midwest: 14,146
  • South: 28,211
  • West: 8,583

82.4% of Alexandria residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26.0% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48.2% lived in Virginia.


Alexandria:

82.4%
State average:

84.7%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 342
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,110
  • 5th and 6th grade: 902
  • 7th and 8th grade: 531
  • 9th grade: 38
  • 10th grade: 226
  • 11th grade: 520
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 699
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,785
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,759
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 5,940
  • Associate degree: 2,785
  • Bachelor's degree: 18,508
  • Master's degree: 10,908
  • Professional school degree: 4,024
  • Doctorate degree: 2,746
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,629
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 688
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,247
  • 7th and 8th grade: 234
  • 9th grade: 317
  • 10th grade: 178
  • 11th grade: 405
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 984
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 7,197
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,871
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 5,258
  • Associate degree: 3,983
  • Bachelor's degree: 19,636
  • Master's degree: 14,225
  • Professional school degree: 3,629
  • Doctorate degree: 2,401
Educational Attainment for Females
Alexandria marital status for males
Alexandria marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,927
  • One, attached: 17,067
  • Two: 649
  • 3 or 4: 2,432
  • 5 to 9: 7,142
  • 10 to 19: 8,967
  • 20 to 49: 3,435
  • 50 or more: 26,942
  • Mobile homes: 27

Median worth of mobile homes: $13,849

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 0.6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 0.9%

House/condo owner moved in on average 9 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
  • 61.3%Utility gas
  • 34.8%Electricity
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alexandria, VA
  • 47.9%Electricity
  • 47.3%Utility gas
  • 1.7%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,538
Here:

15.1%
Virginia:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,583
Here:

27.7%
Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,316
Here:

19.6%
Virginia:

19.8%
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