Census 2010 Maps
The maps linked below show the demographic structure of the City at the census tract, block group or block level, a finer resolution than the citywide tables. Data in the complete census is limited to the few questions on race, age, housing occupancy and household structure that were asked of all households in the complete census. For tables and maps showing data on income and poverty, commuting, health insurance, geographic mobility and many other characteristics, refer to the American Community Survey maps and data.
- Census 2010 Tract Index Map (PDF) Letter-size landscape-format map, 1:40,000 scale.
- Age Distribution for Under-20 Population by Census Block (PDF) Tabloid-size landscape-format map, 1:24,000 scale.
- Racial and Ethnic Distribution by Census Tract (PDF) Four small maps showing racial and ethnic distribution for the largest racial and ethnic groups in the City
- Age 65 and Older (PDF) Tabloid-size landscape-format map, 1:24,000 scale, showing number and percent of population 65 and older by census block.
- Rental Housing (PDF) Tabloid-size landscape-format map, 1:24,000 scale, showing number of rental units and rentals as a percentage of all occupied units by census block.
American Community Survey Maps
The following maps illustrate American Community Survey 5-year average data by census tract for the City of Alexandria. Maps are in PDF form for downloading.
- Transit Commuters by Census Tract . This map provides pie charts for each census tract indicating commuter mode, and indicates the total labor force and percent commuting by transit for each census tract. Data is from the American Community Survey 2005-2009 5-year average data from the U.S. Census. The labor force includes unemployed, but gives a relative indication of the number of workers represented on each graph.
- Single Occupant Vehicle Commuters by Census Tract. This map provides pie charts for each census tract indicating commuter mode, and indicates the total labor force and percent commuting by single-occupant motor vehicle for each census tract. Data is from the American Community Survey 2005-2009 5-year average data from the U.S. Census. The labor force includes unemployed, but gives a relative indication of the number of workers represented on each graph.
- Maps showing distribution of population by language spoken at home for the most common languages or language groups in Alexandra. The 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-year average data shows 29% of Alexandrians 5 years old or older speak a language other than English at home. These maps show by census tract the distribution of these languages in Alexandria:
Census 2010 Data Tables
Census 2010 Population and Households for Small Area Plan areas
. To create this table, each 2010 census block was assigned to the small area plan area in which the block centroid is located, and totals were calculated using GIS. Some census blocks may span more than one small area plan area, so statistics may not perfectly reflect the housing units and population within each plan area. For example, the Fairlington-Bradlee Small Area Plan area and its neighboring plan areas are not well separated by census block boundaries.
American Community Survey Data and Further Information from the Bureau of the Census
- American Community Survey Handbook for General Data Users This handbook from the Census Bureau provides information about the American Community Survey and how to obtain and make use of data from the survey.
2009 American Community Survey profiles for Alexandria
(link to U.S. Census web site)
From this Census Bureau page, you can select social, economic, housing, demographic or narrative profiles to review different information about Alexandria's population and housing from the 2009 survey. You can print this information, or you can download in database or Excel format for use in analysis. Please review the cautionary note above about potential errors and small sample size before using this data.
- American Community Survey - Census Main Page This link provides access to the Census Bureau's main page for the American Community Survey annual and average data.
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