Alexandria, VA Population

Population: 128,283. Estimated population in July 2020: 135,337 (+5.5% change)
Males: 61,974 (48.3%), Females: 66,309 (51.7%)

Zip codes: 22301, 22302, 22303, 22304, 22305, 22306, 22307, 22308, 22309, 22310, 22311, 22312, 22314, 22315.

Median resident age: 34.4 years
Median household income: $56,054
Median house value: $252,800

Races in Alexandria:

  • White Non-Hispanic (53.7%)
  • Black (22.5%)
  • Hispanic (14.7%)
  • Other race (7.4%)
  • Two or more races (4.3%)
  • Asian Indian (1.3%)
  • Other Asian (1.1%)
  • Korean (1.0%)
  • Filipino (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Chinese (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (11.4%), German (11.2%), English (10.5%), Subsaharan African (6.6%), Italian (4.6%), United States (3.0%).

Elevation: 30 feet

Land area: 15.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Alexandria

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 54.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alexandria city

  • Never married: 39.0%
  • Now married: 43.1%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

25.4% Foreign born (10.6% Latin America, 6.3% Asia, 6.0% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: +17,016 (+15.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Alexandria:

  • INOVA ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL (4320 SEMINARY RD)
  • LYNN HOUSE OF POTOMAC VALLEY (4400 BRADDOCK ROAD)
  • MT VERNON HOSPITAL (2501 PARKERS LANE)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Alexandria:

  • RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL (about 4 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Abbreviation: DCA)
  • ANDREWS AFB (about 15 miles; CAMP SPRINGS, MD; Abbreviation: ADW)
  • WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL (about 28 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Abbreviation: IAD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Alexandria:

  • SOUTH CAPITOL STREET (about 7 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Abbreviation: 09W)
  • POTOMAC AIRFIELD (about 11 miles; FRIENDLY, MD; Abbreviation: VKX)
  • WASHINGTON EXECUTIVE/HYDE FIELD (about 13 miles; CLINTON, MD; Abbreviation: W32)
Amtrak station:
ALEXANDRIA (110 CALLAHAN DR.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Alexandria:

  • STRAYER UNIVERSITY-ALEXANDRIA CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 771; Location: 2730 EISENHOWER AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.strayer.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY IN VA (Full-time enrollment: 109; Location: 3737 SEMINARY RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.VTS.EDU; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • TESST TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 88; Location: 6315 BREN MAR DRIVE; Private, for-profit; Website: TESST.com)
  • CENTER FOR EMPLOYMENT TRAINING-ALEXANDRIA (Full-time enrollment: 77; Location: 2762 DUKE ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • VICTOR BEAUTY ACADEMY (Location: 7732 D RICHMOND HWY; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alexandria:

  • GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Full-time enrollment: 16,045)
  • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY (about 7 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Full-time enrollment: 11,674)
  • HOWARD UNIVERSITY (about 7 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Full-time enrollment: 9,297)
  • MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; ARLINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,479)
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (about 9 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Full-time enrollment: 3,223)
  • AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Full-time enrollment: 8,859)
  • CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA (about 10 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Full-time enrollment: 4,472)

Schools

Public high schools in Alexandria:

  • HAYFIELD SECONDARY (Students: 3,946; Location: 7630 TELEGRAPH RD; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • T. C. WILLIAMS HIGH (Students: 2,825; Location: 3330 KING ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WEST POTOMAC HIGH (Students: 2,112; Location: 6500 QUANDER RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • EDISON HIGH (Students: 1,804; Location: 5801 FRANCONIA RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MOUNT VERNON HIGH (Students: 1,755; Location: 8515 OLD MOUNT VERNON RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,681; Location: 6560 BRADDOCK RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BRYANT ALTERNATIVE HIGH (Students: 518; Location: 2709 POPKINS LN; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Alexandria:

  • ISLAMIC SAUDI ACADEMY (Students: 1,084; Location: 8333 RICHMOND HWY.; Grades: PK – 12)
  • BISHOP IRETON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 819; Location: 201 CAMBRIDGE ROAD; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • EPISCOPAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 412; Location: 1200 NORTH QUAKER LANE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • ENGLESIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 223; Location: 8428 HIGHLAND LANE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • LEARY SCHOOL (Students: 129; Location: 6349 LINCOLNIA ROAD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • FOUNDATION SCH OF ALEXANDRIA (Students: 75; Location: 25 SOUTH QUAKER LANE; Grades: 6 – 12)
  • THORNTON FRIENDS SCHOOL (Students: 43; Location: 3830 SEMINARY ROAD; Grades: 9 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Alexandria:

  • FRANCIS C HAMMOND MIDDLE (Students: 1,274; Location: 4646 SEMINARY RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SANDBURG MIDDLE (Students: 1,218; Location: 8428 FORT HUNT RD; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • GLASGOW MIDDLE (Students: 1,115; Location: 4101 FAIRFAX PKWY; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • TWAIN MIDDLE (Students: 1,078; Location: 4700 FRANCONIA RD; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON MIDDLE (Students: 1,059; Location: 1005 MT VERNON AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WHITMAN MIDDLE (Students: 1,006; Location: 2500 PARKERS LN; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • HOLMES MIDDLE (Students: 819; Location: 6525 MONTROSE ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ROSE HILL ELEM. (Students: 805; Location: 6301 ROSE HILL DRIVE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • LANE ELEM. (Students: 692; Location: 7137 BEULAH ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • PARKLAWN ELEM. (Students: 689; Location: 4116 BRADDOCK RD; Grades: PK – 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Alexandria:

  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 695; Location: 400 GREEN STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST LOUIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 478; Location: 2901 POPKINS LN-GROVTN; Grades: KG – 8)
  • BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL AND E (Students: 365; Location: 1417 WEST BRADDOCK ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • BROWNE ACADEMY (Students: 329; Location: 5917 TELEGRAPH ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CALVARY ROAD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 312; Location: 6811 BEULAH STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ALEXANDRIA COUNTRY DAY (Students: 292; Location: 2400 RUSSELL RD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • QUEEN OF APOSTLES CATHOLIC SCH (Students: 284; Location: 4409 SANO STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • BURGUNDY FARM COUNTRY DAY SCHO (Students: 279; Location: 3700 BURGUNDY ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST RITA SCHOOL (Students: 210; Location: 3801 RUSSELL RD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST AIDANS EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 132; Location: 8531 RIVERSIDE ROAD; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Alexandria:

  • ALEXANDRIA LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,695,824; Location: 5005 DUKE STREET; 458,017 books; 12,218 audio materials; 5,102 video materials; 602 serial subscriptions)