Living in Alexandria, VA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Alexandria SnackAbility

9
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
10
Safety
8
Amenities
10
Education
9
Commute
4

Alexandria, VA Crime Report

2,742
Total Crimes
1,686.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
-34.34%
Below National Average

Alexandria, VA Cost Of Living

150
Alexandria's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average

Alexandria, Virginia Info Snack

Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 139,966, and in 2016, the population was estimated to be 155,810. Located along the western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is approximately 7 miles (11 km) south of downtown Washington, D.C.
Population
156,505
Unemployment
3.3%
Poverty
10.6%
Median Home
$557,000
Median Income
$96,733
Median Rent
$1,702

Alexandria, VA Photos

Rankings for Alexandria in Virginia

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Map Of Alexandria, VA

Population over time in Alexandria

Year Population % Change
2017 156,505 1.2%
2016 154,710 2.1%
2015 151,473 1.4%
2014 149,315 2.0%
2013 146,422 1.9%
2012 143,684 2.4%
2011 140,337 2.5%
2010 136,968 2.5%
2009 133,647 -
Crime/100k Alexandria VA USA
Violent Crime 159.9 200.0 368.9
Murder 2.5 4.6 5.0
Robbery 48.0 42.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 94.7 118.7 246.8
Property Crime 1526.6 1665.8 2199.5
Burglary 78.7 182.8 376.0
Larceny 1209.8 1356.4 1594.6
Car Theft 238.0 126.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Alexandria

White
51.8% (81,050)
African American
21.3% (33,385)
American Indian
0.1% (92)
Asian
6.0% (9,446)
Hawaiian
0.0% (40)
Other
0.2% (305)
Two Or More
3.8% (5,940)
Hispanic
16.8% (26,247)
Race Alexandria VA USA
White 51.8% 62.2% 61.1%
African American 21.3% 18.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 6.0% 6.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.8% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 16.8% 9.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Alexandria, Virginia

Less than $10,000
3.7% (584,609)
$10,000 to $14,999
1.8% (282,911)
$15,000 to $24,999
4.2% (656,847)
$25,000 to $34,999
4.9% (765,539)
$35,000 to $49,999
8.7% (1,367,816)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.0% (2,347,161)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.9% (2,026,677)
$100,000 to $149,999
20.0% (3,128,355)
$150,000 to $199,999
11.6% (1,813,095)
$200,000 or more
17.1% (2,677,485)
Income Alexandria VA USA
Less than $10,000 3.7% 5.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 1.8% 3.7% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 4.2% 7.4% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 4.9% 7.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 8.7% 11.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.0% 16.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.9% 12.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 20.0% 16.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 11.6% 8.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 17.1% 10.1% 7.0%

Gender in Alexandria

Female
51.9% (81,159)
Male
48.1% (75,346)
Gender Alexandria VA USA
Female 51.9% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 48.1% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Alexandria for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (6,260)
9-12th Grade
3.0% (4,695)
High School / GED
12.0% (18,780)
Some College
14.0% (21,910)
Associate's Degree
5.0% (7,825)
Bachelor's Degree
29.0% (45,386)
Master's Degree
22.0% (34,431)
Professional Degree
7.0% (10,955)
Doctorate Degree
4.0% (6,260)
Education Alexandria VA USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 3.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 12.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 14.0% 19.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 5.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 29.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 22.0% 12.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 7.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 4.0% 2.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Alexandria

Overall User Rating
4.5
/5

HomeSnacks User

Alexandria is a wonderful place to live and is one of the best places to find a charming, suburban community so close to downtown washington DC. It is an expensive place to live but it has a strong community, many activities for families, and plenty of amenities.

The Del Ray neighborhood is a wonderful and quaint place to visit a farmer's market or get a delicious bite to eat. Old Town is vibrant and filled with excellent food and shopping options.


HomeSnacks User

No crime. At all. Just silly middle school and high school kids pulling pranks. Beautiful, charming city. 7 minutes to DC. Great schools. Great community. Educated people. Diverse.

Old Town is fun and beautiful, especially by the water. Good restaurants. Arlington is right next door, and it's a pretty awesome city, too.

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