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Richmond, Virginia
Alexandria, Virginia
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Richmond is 177% less densely populated than Alexandria.
People are 16% less likely to be married in Alexandria.
The Median Age is 3.2 years younger in Richmond.

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PEOPLE
 Richmond, VAAlexandria, VAUnited States
 Population220,289153,511321,418,820
 Population - 2010201,828133,647308,745,538
 Population - 2000197,790128,283285,036,114
 Population - 1990203,056111,183251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now8.49%38.07%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now11.38%19.67%12.76%
 Pop. Density3,68210,21191
 Land Area60153,531,905
 Water Area30264,837
 Median Age32.635.837.4
 Female Population52.38%51.70%50.81%
 Male Population47.62%48.31%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Richmond, VAAlexandria, VAUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.36%7.37%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.18%4.91%6.51%
 Age 10 to 144.43%3.16%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.60%2.06%4.03%
 Age 18 to 206.52%2.08%4.35%
 Age 21 to 248.93%4.29%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3419.27%24.26%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4411.41%17.96%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.43%13.36%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.35%6.16%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.28%4.83%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.00%5.70%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.45%2.57%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.80%1.29%1.85%
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 RACE
 Richmond, VAAlexandria, VAUnited States
 White39.66%52.74%62.77%
 Black48.63%21.15%12.24%
 Asian2.22%6.25%4.95%
 Native American0.15%0.21%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.01%0.03%0.16%
 Other0.10%0.22%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.84%2.93%2.13%
 Hispanic6.40%16.47%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic93.60%83.53%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Richmond, VAAlexandria, VAUnited States
 Households85,91365,916116,211,000
 Family Households40,41331,35376,958,100
 Non Family Households45,50034,56339,253,000
 Household Size2.332.22.63
 Married Population30.07%45.93%50.58%
 Single Population69.93%54.07%49.42%
 Now Married26.06%43.65%48.41%
 Married but Separated4.01%2.28%2.17%
 Never Married51.98%39.54%32.55%
 Widowed5.86%3.39%5.95%
 Divorced12.10%11.14%10.92%
 Married, w/children19.84%31.22%31.68%
 Married, no children30.76%44.10%41.44%
 Single, w/children31.08%14.79%16.94%
 Single, no children18.32%9.89%9.95%
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