Alexandria

The City of Alexandria is located in Northern Virginia south across the Potomac River from Washington D.C.

Welcome to Alexandria

 
 
The City of Alexandria is located in Northern Virginia south across the Potomac River from Washington D.C. The city encompasses 15.75 square miles at an average elevation of 30 feet above sea level. Founded in 1749, Alexandria has a fascinating history, and many of its historic buildings are still preserved today. During its long history, Alexandria was a tobacco trading post, one of the ten busiest ports in America, a part of the District of Columbia, home to both the largest slave-trading firm in the country and a large free-black community, a Civil War supply center for Union troops, and a street-car suburb for Federal workers.
 
Alexandria was also the hometown of George Washington, Robert E. Lee, Jim Morrison and “Mama” Cass Elliot. On the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, DC, Alexandria, VA is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture – an extraordinary backdrop for acclaimed, chef-driven restaurants; a thriving boutique scene; vibrant arts and culture; and a welcoming, walkable lifestyle. Alexandria is the relaxed and refined home base for your DC vacation and an unforgettable getaway of its own.
 
Located at 301 King Street, Alexandria City Hall was erected on the site designated for the market and city hall when Alexandria was founded in 1749. The tall, steepled tower, which contrasts with the building’s Second Empire-style massing and detailing, is a reconstruction of a tower designed by Benjamin H. Latrobe that was part of Alexandria’s 1817 town hall.
 
That hall burned in 1871, necessitating the construction of the current building, designed by Adolph Cluss, a locally prominent architect who had designed the U.S. Department of Agriculture building in 1869 and Washington’s Central Market in 1870. With more than 250 years of history and hospitality to its credit, Alexandria offers an array of historic and cultural attractions. The Alexandria neighborhoods include Old Town, Del Ray, Carlyle/Eisenhower and West End. Alexandria’s many historic homes, churches, businesses and museums allow residents and visitors alike to experience the hand of the past that makes our city the charming and historic town it is today. 
 
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Overview for Alexandria, VA

158,185 people live in Alexandria, where the median age is 37.1 and the average individual income is $68,640. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

158,185

Total Population

37.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$68,640

Average individual Income

Around Alexandria, VA

There's plenty to do around Alexandria, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

30
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
39
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
44
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Palm Berries, Ozfeka Catering, and DG Cakes.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.08 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.77 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.81 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.93 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.94 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.25 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Alexandria, VA

Alexandria has 74,224 households, with an average household size of 2.11. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Alexandria do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 158,185 people call Alexandria home. The population density is 10,591.33 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

158,185

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.1

Median Age

48.42 / 51.58%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
74,224

Total Households

2.11

Average Household Size

$68,640

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Alexandria, VA

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The following schools are within or nearby Alexandria. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Ferdinand T. Day Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
John Adams Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
William Ramsay Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Lyles-Crouch Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Fusion Academy Alexandria
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Douglas MacArthur Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Jefferson-Houston Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Matthew Maury Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
St Mary Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Patrick Henry Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Samuel W Tucker Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Bishop Ireton High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Blue Bird Of Alexandria
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Old Town Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
St Pauls Nursery & Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
James K Polk Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Francis C. Hammond Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Alexandria Country Day School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Commonwealth Academy
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
Episcopal High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Tc Williams High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Grace Episcopal School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Charles Barrett Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Mount Vernon Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Blessed Sacrament School & Early Childhood Center
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
George Mason Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Immanuel Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Del Ray Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available

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