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Alexandria is an independent city, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.
The community was named for John Alexander, settler.
The latitude of Alexandria is 38.804N. The longitude is -77.047W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 128,923.
Alexandria became part of the District of Columbia in 1789, but homesick Virginians begged for a return to the Old Dominion; their petition was granted in 1847.
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10% of Alexandria residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alexandria ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alexandria was $37,645, compared with $21,587 nationally.
54% of Alexandria residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Alexandria include Alexandria Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Alexandria, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $823. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,772.
Libraries in Alexandria include Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library, Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library, John Marshall Community Library, Kate Waller Barrett Library, Kingstowne Community Library, Martha Washington Community Library, Sherwood Regional Library ... View libraries
Alexandria City supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alexandria political report.
Alexandria restaurants taking online reservations include 100 King, Bistro Europa, Daniel O'Connell's Restaurant, Evening Star Cafe, finn & porter, Geranio, Grille at the Morrison House, Indigo Landing, La Bergerie, La Tasca - Alexandria ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Alexandria workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Alexandria between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Alexandria, VAPros: King Street, the Torpedo Factory (a plaza containing several art galleries and studios), the waterfront, Beautiful architecture, close to DC.
Cons: Expensive to live in, and pretty homogenous.
This is a good place to Go shopping! There are so many art galleries and small businesses along King Street, great restaurants, and wonderful music venues.
General info: The Yellow Line makes a stop close to King Street.Blog about Alexandria
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