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Alexandria, Virginia (VA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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8.6% of Alexandria, VA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2022, which was 23.5% less than the poverty level of 10.6% across the entire state of Virginia. 5.9% of high school graduates and 12.7% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 19.3% among disabled residents. The renting rate among poor residents was 76.9%. For comparison, it was 47.5% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Alexandria, VA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2022:
Alexandria:

8.6%
Whole state:

10.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2022:
Alexandria:

4.2%
Whole state:

5.3%

Poverty rate among disabled residents:
Alexandria:

19.3%
Virginia:

18.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor residents (it is 5.8% among residents who are not classified as poor):
Alexandria:

14.5%
Virginia:

22.2%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

76.9%
Residents above poverty level:

47.5%

Poverty by age in Alexandria, VA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Alexandria
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Alexandria,VA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 13.1%Under 5 years
  • 43.0%5 years
  • 13.8%6 to 11 years
  • 18.9%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 9.6%16 and 17 years
  • 18.6%18 to 24 years
  • 10.8%25 to 34 years
  • 4.9%35 to 44 years
  • 5.4%45 to 54 years
  • 5.5%55 to 64 years
  • 1.4%65 to 74 years
  • 0.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Alexandria
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Alexandria,VA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 9.7%Under 5 years
  • 39.1%5 years
  • 17.8%6 to 11 years
  • 2.8%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 16.6%16 and 17 years
  • 22.4%18 to 24 years
  • 6.7%25 to 34 years
  • 5.2%35 to 44 years
  • 5.9%45 to 54 years
  • 4.9%55 to 64 years
  • 6.3%65 to 74 years
  • 2.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Alexandria, VA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Alexandria,VA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 3.8%Under 6 years
  • 8.9%6 to 11 years
  • 8.6%12 to 17 years
  • 11.1%18 to 24 years
  • 5.5%25 to 34 years
  • 2.1%35 to 44 years
  • 4.2%45 to 54 years
  • 1.7%55 to 64 years
  • 1.1%65 to 74 years
  • 1.0%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Alexandria, VA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Alexandria, VA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Alexandria, VA (%)
  • 4.0%White
  • 15.1%Black
  • 46.4%American Indian
  • 6.1%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 22.3%Other race
  • 13.8%2+ races
  • 17.3%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Alexandria, VA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Alexandria, VA (absolute numbers)
  • 3,288White
  • 5,259Black
  • 157American Indian
  • 645Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 2,364Other race
  • 2,1342+ races
  • 5,104Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 6.4%Below poverty level
  • 93.6%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 12.8%Below poverty level
  • 87.2%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Alexandria, VA

Children below poverty level:
Alexandria, Virginia:

13.1%
State:

12.4%
Poverty rate among high school graduates:
Alexandria:

5.9%
Virginia:

7.5%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school:
Alexandria:

12.7%
Virginia:

23.4%
Poor families by family type
  • 34.8%Married-couple family
  • 8.2%Male, no wife present
  • 57.0%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Alexandria not in families by work experience
  • 8.3%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 41.5%Worked part-time
  • 50.3%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 7.6%One full-time, other part-time
  • 43.7%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 8.9%Both worked part-time
  • 21.1%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 18.8%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 2.4%1999 to 2000
  • 8.5%1995 to 1998
  • 2.7%1990 to 1994
  • 6.0%1980 to 1989
  • 25.2%1970 to 1979
  • 14.5%1960 to 1969
  • 15.0%1950 to 1959
  • 13.3%1940 to 1949
  • 12.6%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 4.2%1999 to 2000
  • 6.5%1995 to 1998
  • 3.4%1990 to 1994
  • 8.7%1980 to 1989
  • 18.1%1970 to 1979
  • 10.7%1960 to 1969
  • 16.3%1950 to 1959
  • 14.7%1940 to 1949
  • 17.3%1939 or earlier
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