Most Expensive Alexandria Neighborhoods
Alexandria is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 150,575 people and 83 constituent neighborhoods, Alexandria is the eighth largest community in Virginia.
Alexandria home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Alexandria real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Alexandria is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.41% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Alexandria is a city of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alexandria who work in management occupations (14.85%), office and administrative support (10.31%) and business and financial occupations (10.02%).
Also of interest is that Alexandria has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Alexandria is also a city of artists. Alexandria has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Alexandria’s character.
Another interesting thing about Alexandria, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
One downside of living in Alexandria, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.33 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Alexandria is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Alexandria, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Alexandria. 61.55% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Alexandria in 2010 was $54,597, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $218,388 for a family of four. However, Alexandria contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Alexandria is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Alexandria home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alexandria residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Alexandria also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.47% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Alexandria include German, Irish, English, Italian, Ethiopian and Polish.
Alexandria also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.62%.
The languages spoken by people in Alexandria are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Alexandria is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, African languages and Arabic.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||65,916|
|ALEXANDRIA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||42.27%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||57.73%|
|TYPE OF ALEXANDRIA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||14.78%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||21.55%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||4.19%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||59.39%|
|SIZE OF ALEXANDRIA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.27%|
|AGE OF ALEXANDRIA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||12.04%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||38.32%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||41.06%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||8.59%|
|ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$554,040|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,749|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||1.38%|
|$58,001 - $116,000||1.03%|
|$116,001 - $232,000||7.68%|
|$232,001 - $349,000||14.82%|
|$349,001 - $465,000||13.12%|
|$465,001 - $581,000||12.68%|
|$581,001 - $872,000||28.11%|
|$872,001 - $1,162,000||13.71%|
|PEOPLE OF ALEXANDRIA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||7.37%|
|5 TO 17||10.13%|
|18 TO 24||6.37%|
|25 TO 34||24.26%|
|35 TO 54||31.32%|
|55 TO 64||11.00%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||9.56%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||91.34%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$87,319|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$54,597|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||8.72%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (18.59%)
Public Service (16.76%)
Real estate (3.28%)
Information Technology (2.62%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||21.59%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.25%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.04%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||3.74%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||4.16%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||16.47%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (11.96%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (68.94%)
African languages (5.67%)
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