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Quick Facts about DC

Population 647,484
Latest Population Increase 2.16%
Median Household Income $70,848
Median Home Price $475,800
Median Property Tax $2,294
Median Rent $41

Employment Rate in DC

  Employed 94%
  Unemployed 6%

Race in DC

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

Employment Rate in DC

  Employed 94%
  Unemployed 6%

Educational Levels in DC

  Bachelor's Degree 23.3%
  Associate's Degree 3.1%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 31.3%
  High School Graduate 18%
  Some College, No Degree 13.7%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 54.6%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 89.3%

Industry in DC

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 0.1%
Construction 3%
Manufacturing 1.3%
Wholesale Trade 0.5%
Retail Trade 4.9%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 3%
Information 4%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 5.8%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 22.7%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 19.5%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 9.4%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 9%
Public Administration 16.7%

Housing in DC

  Homes Rent 41.2%
  Homes Owned 58.8%

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