Statistics & Demographics

Statistical and demographic information related to the City of Alexandria.

Page updated on Jan 10, 2019 at 9:44 AM

Decadal Census Population Count 10 10 18Population is the most frequently requested demographic statistic.

In 2018, Alexandria’s population is 151,300. On average, the City’s population has increased by about 0.9% annually since 2000.  

What are demographic statistics?

Demographic statistics summarize characteristics of the population in a given place. For individuals, these data represent residents’ characteristics such as age, sex, race, and ethnicity. At the household-level, demographic data include household composition and homeownership characteristics. Demographic data also contain information on student populations and economic activity. Local decision-makers use information on these topics to better serve their residents equitably

Regional comparisonDemographics Subnational Geographies 10 10 18

Demographic data are difficult to interpret without a point of comparison. Throughout this website, we provide four points of comparison for every metric:

  1. The United States
  2. Washington, DC, one of our neighbors to the north
  3. Arlington County, another neighbor to the north
  4. Fairfax County, our neighbor to the south and west

The map to the right shows how the sub-national geographies relate to one another. 

Census 2020

The 2020 U.S. Census is an opportunity for all Alexandria residents to be counted. Learn how the City is working with the U.S. Census Bureau to get a complete count of the population with the establishment of the Alexandria Complete Count Committee, which will focus on engaging Alexandria communities that have historically been undercounted.

Individual Residents

This page contains information on residents’ age, race, ethnicity, national origin, disability status, and educational attainment.


This page contains information on household composition, income and tenure.


Coming Soon! This page will contain information on student generation rates and other information related to Alexandria City Public Schools.


This page contains information on jobs located in Alexandria and resident's employment characteristics.

Data Resources

Coming Soon! This page will contain publicly available demographic data.  

Archived Reports

This page provides an inventory of demographic reports and studies produced by the Department of Planning & Zoning.


Contact Sierra Latham, Urban Planner and Demographer, Department of Planning and Zoning, 703.746.3832.