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Overview for Alexandria, VA

3,695 people live in Alexandria, where the median age is 33 and the average individual income is $31,605. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

33 years

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Welcome to Alexandria

Charming city that is brimming with history & located along the Potomac River
Just south of Arlington is the historic, upscale city of Alexandria. Nestled south of Washington D.C., and along Interstate 495, residents can quickly travel to a number of top destinations by vehicle. The city has a steadily increasing population of 157,613. The area is widely known for its beautifully preserved collection of buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Residential properties complement the historical appearance of this town. Inland, discover tranquil neighborhoods that are full of lush, natural scenery. Even in suburban Alexandria, many of the homes are designed with Colonial-style architecture. Toward the river, the entire vibe of the city changes. While residents here also enjoy the same older styles of architecture, many of these buildings were actually constructed 100+ years ago.

What to Love

  • Historic architecture
  • Located along Interstate 495
  • Quality public schools
  • Sprawling parks
  • Potomac River

Local Lifestyle

Alexandria is a lovely place to relocate. Brimming with history and significance, one can easily imagine what the area looked like hundreds of years ago. Stroll along peaceful city streets to admire buildings still standing from the 18th and 19th centuries. Locals live close to top conveniences and amenities, including community parks, shopping, and highly-rated restaurants.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Shop and dine like a resident from day one by learning about Alexandria’s top establishments.

Near the river — in Alexandria’s historic Old Town neighborhood — be sure to grab a table at some of the city’s best restaurants. Favorites in this part of town include Caphe Banh Mi, Momo Sushi & Cafe, Blackwall Hitch (located on the river), King & Rye, and Virtue Feed & Grain. Elsewhere, explore the menu offerings at , GRAPE + BEAN Rosemont, and Rustico Alexandria.

Convenient shopping is also a top perk of living in Alexandria. Favorite national retailers can be located in several major shopping destinations. Top stores include Target, Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, ALDI, T.J. Maxx, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, and more.

Things to Do

Throughout Alexandria, you’ll encounter much that you can do in your leisure time. Hands down, the prime spot for attractions is the city’s Old Town neighborhood.

Arts and culture enthusiasts, as well as history buffs, will be delighted by what they find in this locale. Spend your days at places such as the Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Athenaeum, and at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. Also, make plans to take in the beauty of the city at the Old Town Alexandria Waterfront, and to walk through Founders Park.


Residents of Alexandria have their pick of superior, top-rated public schools.


Demographics and Employment Data for Alexandria, VA

Alexandria has 1,256 households, with an average household size of 3. 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. 3,695 people call Alexandria home. The population density is 13,269.868 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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


Median Age

43.68 / 56.32%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Around Alexandria, VA

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

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Bake Factory, Team Fat Kid, and Tumbeezy Cookies.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.52 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.85 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.99 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.15 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.25 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.59 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

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