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Welcome to Alexandria ...

When the people of Alexandria refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Alexandrian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Alexandria has a population of 153,511 people<2> (see below for details).

The city of Alexandria is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alexandria lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Alexandria: (703) and (571)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alexandria had a population of 139,966 people (or 100% of the total population of Alexandria City). This makes Alexandria the county's most populous community.

The population of Alexandria represents 1.75% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 139,966 people, the population of Alexandria increased 9.11% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 128,283 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Alexandria had an population of 153,511 people. This is an increase of 9.68% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.67% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alexandria.

Communities near Alexandria ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Bowie (MD)   [Map]   58,025   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
College Park (MD)   [Map]   32,301   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Greenbelt (MD)   [Map]   24,272   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hyattsville (MD)   [Map]   18,501   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
New Carrollton (MD)   [Map]   12,786   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Takoma Park (MD)   [Map]   17,713   N   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alexandria.

Communities Also Named Alexandria ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Alexandria: This one is located in Alexandria City and the other is located in Virginia Beach City.

Beyond Virginia, there are 24 communities that are also named Alexandria - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Manitoba, Minnesota, Missouri (3), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alexandria.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alexandria. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alexandria. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alexandria. Our list includes 80 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alexandria:

Websites for Alexandria ...

Official Website:   www.ci.alexandria.va.us/
 
Chamber of Commerce:   www.alexchamber.com/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alexandria ...

Looking for more information about Alexandria? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alexandria, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alexandria.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Alexandria. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Alexandria: www.ci.alexandria.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: www.virginia.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Alexandria refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Alexandria may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alexandria.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alexandria - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (571) is an overlay for area code (703). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Alexandria.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Alexandria. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alexandria) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alexandria. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alexandria

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexandria. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8048, Longitude: -77.0469     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alexandria have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alexandria.



 
 
 

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