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Alexandria city, Virginia; Virginia

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Table

Alexandria city, Virginia
Virginia
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
154,706
8,642,274
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
154,706
8,642,274
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
159,467
8,631,393
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-3.0%
0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 159,467 8,631,393
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 139,966 8,001,024
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.2%
5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
18.4%
21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.6%
16.3%
Female persons, percent
51.8%
50.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
59.8%
68.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.9%
20.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.7%
7.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
5.9%
3.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
16.4%
10.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
51.6%
60.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 11,346 674,242
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 26.1% 12.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X 3,652,388
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 43.4% 66.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $572,700 $282,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,810 $1,822
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $999 $481
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,774 $1,257
Building permits, 2021 X 39,388
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 71,289 3,184,121
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.20 2.60
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 80.1% 85.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 31.9% 16.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 96.4% 92.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 92.6% 86.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 93.0% 90.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 65.1% 39.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 4.9% 8.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.3%
8.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 76.0% 64.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 72.3% 60.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 691,844 22,074,703
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,056,270 58,792,475
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 360,033 20,071,064
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,548,867 120,162,088
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $16,054 $14,185
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 32.0 28.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $102,227 $76,398
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $64,835 $41,255
Persons in poverty, percent
9.4%
10.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X 204,131
Total employment, 2020 X 3,483,867
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X 202,239,454
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 X 644,341
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,644 144,431
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,835 85,794
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 915 31,800
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 680 28,262
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,374 104,764
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 298 12,889
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,740 118,354
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 10,677.4 218.6
Population per square mile, 2010 9,314.3 202.6
Land area in square miles, 2020 14.94 39,482.11
Land area in square miles, 2010 15.03 39,490.09
FIPS Code 5101000 51
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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