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Alexandria City (AX)

County Demographics +

    County State
Population 146,294 8,185,867
% below 18 years of age 17.7% 22.7%
% 65 and older 9.6% 13.0%
% Non-Hispanic African American 21.4% 19.1%
% American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.8% 0.5%
% Asian 6.4% 5.8%
% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.1%
% Hispanic 16.4% 8.2%
% Non-Hispanic white 53.3% 64.5%
% not proficient in English 5.6% 2.7%
% Females 51.7% 50.9%
% Rural 0.0% 24.5%
    Alexandria City Error
Margin
Top U.S.
Performers (Click for info)
Virginia Rank
(of 133)
Health Outcomes 7
Length of Life 9
Premature death 5,139 4,709-5,569 5,317 6,362  
Quality of Life 9
Poor or fair health 10% 8-13% 10% 14%  
Poor physical health days 2.6 2.0-3.3 2.5 3.2  
Poor mental health days 2.1 1.6-2.5 2.4 3.1  
Low birthweight 7.5% 7.1-7.9% 6.0% 8.3%  
Additional Health Outcomes (not included in overall ranking) +
Premature age-adjusted mortality 258.4 241.9-275.0 274.0 328.5  
Child mortality 80.4 63.0-101.0 41.4 59.2  
Infant mortality 4.9 3.9-5.9 4.9 7.4  
Diabetes prevalence 6% 5-8% 8% 10%  
HIV prevalence 1,071   40 310  
Health Factors 11
Health Behaviors 4
Adult smoking 9% 7-12% 14% 18%  
Adult obesity 20% 16-23% 25% 28%  
Food environment index 8.7   8.7 8.5  
Physical inactivity 17% 14-20% 21% 23%  
Access to exercise opportunities 100%   85% 78%  
Excessive drinking
22%
18-27% 10% 16%  
Alcohol-impaired driving deaths 36%   14% 35%  
Sexually transmitted infections 390   123 449  
Teen births 45 42-49 20 31  
Additional Health Behaviors (not included in overall ranking) +
Food insecurity 12%   10% 13%  
Limited access to healthy foods 0%   1% 4%  
Drug poisoning deaths 7   6 8  
Motor vehicle crash deaths 6 4-7 10 11  
Clinical Care 49
Uninsured 14% 13-16% 11% 14%  
Primary care physicians 1,361:1   1,051:1 1,345:1  
Dentists 1,434:1   1,392:1 1,653:1  
Mental health providers 508:1   521:1 998:1  
Preventable hospital stays 49 45-54 46 59  
Diabetic monitoring 83% 76-90% 90% 86%  
Mammography screening 60.1% 54.2-65.9% 70.7% 63.5%  
Additional Clinical Care (not included in overall ranking) +
Uninsured adults 16% 14-18% 13% 17%  
Uninsured children 6% 5-8% 5% 6%  
Health care costs $8,246 $8,244-8,248   $8,664  
Other primary care providers 2,090:1   1,032:1 1,799:1  
Could not see doctor due to cost 13% 9-18% 8% 12%  
Social & Economic Factors 21
High school graduation
70%
  93% 82%  
Some college 82.2% 79.2-85.1% 70.2% 67.6%  
Unemployment 4.6%   4.4% 5.9%  
Children in poverty 14% 10-18% 13% 16%  
Inadequate social support 14% 12-18% 14% 18%  
Children in single-parent households 31% 28-35% 20% 30%  
Violent crime 191   64 212  
Injury deaths 33 29-38 49 53  
Additional Social & Economic Factors (not included in overall ranking) +
Median household income $80,942 $74,909-86,975 $58,383 $61,782  
Children eligible for free lunch 42%   24% 31%  
Homicides 4 3-6 2 5  
Physical Environment 9
Air pollution - particulate matter 12.7   9.5 12.7  
Drinking water violations     0% 6%  
Severe housing problems 14% 13-16% 9% 15%  
Driving alone to work 60% 58-61% 71% 77%  
Long commute - driving alone 44% 42-46% 15% 38%  
Note: Blank values reflect unreliable or missing data