A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Alexandria ...
The location of Alexandria has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Alexandria refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Alexandrian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Alexandria has a population of 160,035 people<3> (see below for details).
The city of Alexandria is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Alexandria lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Alexandria: (703) & (571)<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Alexandria had a population of 139,966 people.
The population of Alexandria represents 1.75% of the 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 (with a count of 128,283 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Alexandria had an population of 160,035 people. This is an increase of 14.34% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.75% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Alexandria.
Communities near Alexandria ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alexandria and not the distance as if you drove.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities, 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 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 for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alexandria:
Websites for Alexandria ...
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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Alexandria, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alexandria.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Alexandria: www.ci.alexandria.va.us/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 19 Mar 2019