Alexandria, VA

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 12.22.20)

 

AGE IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years7,5064.8%
25 to 29 years15,66710.0%
30 to 34 years19,28012.3%
35 to 39 years16,23910.4%
40 to 44 years12,4758.0%
45 to 49 years10,9517.0%
50 to 54 years10,1346.5%
55 to 59 years9,1985.9%
60 to 64 years7,6674.9%
65 to 69 years6,1373.9%
70 to 74 years4,5812.9%
75 to 79 years2,3501.5%
80 to 84 years1,8521.2%
85+ years2,0231.3%

The median age in Alexandria is 36.5 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White100,92262.9%
Black or African American36,56922.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.0%
Asian9,0905.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander820.1%
Other5,1753.2%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade3,8473.1%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma4,8293.9%
High school graduate (includes GED)12,75310.4%
Some college, no degree13,62111.1%
Associate’s degree6,7495.5%
Bachelor’s degree38,79031.7%
Graduate or professional degree41,94734.2%
High school graduate or higher113,86092.9%
Bachelor’s degree or higher80,73765.9%
Less than Bachelor’s degree41,79934.1%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,0003.7%
$10,000 to $14,9991.8%
$15,000 to $24,9994.2%
$25,000 to $34,9994.9%
$35,000 to $49,9998.7%
$50,000 to $74,99915.0%
$75,000 to $99,99912.9%
$100,000 to $149,99920.0%
$150,000 to $199,99911.6%
$200,000 or more17.1%

Median household income: $96,733

Mean household income: $127,734

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$22,365
High school graduate (includes GED)$27,286
Some college or Associate’s degree$40,136
Bachelor’s degree$73,426
Graduate or professional degree$94,990

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 134,695 NA
Never married50,44337.4%
Now married (except separated)60,30544.8%
Separated3,7582.8%
Widowed5,1093.8%
Divorced15,08011.2%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line16,43210.6%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

Owner-occupied housing units29,989
Renter-occupied housing units39,990
Single-family detached units10,430
Homeownership rate42.9%
Vacancy rate8.0%
Renters rate89.7%
Average housing value$598,032
Average monthly owner cost (with mortgage)$2,303
Average rent$1,640

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

Average income$127,734
Average household size2.21
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force78.3%
Percent disabled7.0%
Percent with health coverage87.6%
Average travel time to work (in minutes)31.8
Percent workers using public transportation20.7%
Percent veterans8.6%
Percent foreign born27.7%
Percent speaking Spanish at home6.6%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

Total consumer expenditures per household$118,593.50
Alcoholic beverages$1,030.19
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$577.92
Beer consumed away from home$185.96
Wine consumed away from home$104.98
Apparel & services$3,584.58
Men’s apparel$702.90
Women’s apparel$1,202.82
Children’s apparel$506.36
Boys’ apparel$173.90
Girls’ apparel$188.07
Footwear$816.18
Dining out (food away from home)$6,098.04
Dining out – Breakfast$621.47
Dining out – Lunch$1,846.83
Dining out – Dinner$2,890.76
Education$2,759.83
Entertainment / recreation$5,034.33
Club membership fees$412.27
Dating services$1.56
Pet food$369.05
Pet services$100.89
Food consumed at home$8,091.82
Bakery products consumed at home$1,054.13
Dairy products consumed at home$833.13
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$1,641.12
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$1,797.91
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$767.22
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$2,765.53
Health care$8,332.30
Medical services$1,557.77
Nonprescription drugs$203.25
Household Services$3,255.19
Care for the elderly and handicapped$105.17
Lawn and garden services$613.34
Housekeeping services$293.35
PC repair$10.46
Housing$38,693.63
Home improvements$3,511.29
Utilities, fuel, and public services$7,062.54
Phone services$2,708.27
Water$977.03
Life and other insurance$614.02
Pensions and social security$13,158.75
Personal care products and services$1,392.80
Hair care products$169.19
Personal care products$601.19
Local transportation$12,773.24
Gasoline$3,308.59
Vehicle maintenance and repair$1,704.02
Travel$3,581.13
Airline fares$952.56
Auto / truck rental on trips$43.86
Lodging on trips$954.90
Food and drink on trips$854.93
Entertainment on trips$290.63

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

% with any debt in collections22%
Average debt in collections$1,403
% with medical debt in collections10%
Average medical debt in collections$604
% with student loan debt19%
Average student loan debt$27,605
Average monthly student loan payment$252
% with auto debt27%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

YearPopulationPercent
January 20192,8022.8%
February 20192,3382.3%
March 20192,3082.3%
April 20191,9081.9%
May 20192,0652.0%
June 20192,2302.2%
July 20192,2262.1%
August 20192,2862.2%
September 20191,9911.9%
October 20191,9691.9%
November 20191,9401.9%
December 20191,8651.8%
January 20202,3442.3%
February 20202,1602.1%
March 20202,6072.5%
April 20209,9509.9%
May 20208,4238.4%
June 20208,0507.9%
July 20207,8017.7%
August 20206,2566.2%
September 20206,0986.1%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)

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