A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
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 2019, Alexandria has a population of 159,428 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Alexandria.
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) & (571)<4>
Websites for Alexandria ...
Official Website: www.ci.alexandria.va.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.alexchamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alexandria had an population of 159,428 people. This is an increase of 13.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.28% since the 2000 Census).
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 (which had a count of 128,283 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Alexandria.
Adding Alexandria to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Alexandria in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Alexandria elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alexandria on our Genealogy Page.
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.
Communities near Alexandria ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alexandria.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alexandria. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alexandria.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alexandria.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alexandria. Our list includes 80 papers. See our Newspapers Page 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: 04 May 2021