Washington, DC: What you need to know

The capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. is divided into Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest quadrants. The federal government accounts for 30 percent of local jobs, and tourism is the second-largest industry thanks to 19 million visitors who spend $5 billion annually. Washington has pro teams from all four major men’s sports, and private universities include American, Georgetown, George Washington and Howard.

Washington, DC City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 647,484
Median Age 34
Median Household Income $70,848
Median Home Price $475,800

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Washington, DC Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 47.4%
  Female 52.6%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 3,446
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Median Population

Median Age 33.7%
Age 18 Over 82.8%
Age 21 Over 77.3%
Age 62 Over 14.2%
Age 65 Over 11.3%


  Ethnicity White 40.2%
  Ethnicity Black 48.9%
  Ethnicity Asian 3.7%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 10.2%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 4.2%


  Median Household Income $70,848
  Median Home Price $475,800
  Homes Owned 58.8%
  Homes Rent 41.2%
  Median Property Rent $1,327


  English Only 83%
  English Other 17%

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Commute Types

  Walked 12.9%
  Worked at Home 5%
  Public Transportation 37.4%
  Other Means 5.2%
  Drove Alone 33.7%
  Carpooled 5.7%