District of Columbia

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

Median Population in Washington , DC

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

Race in Washington , 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%

Population By Gender in Washington , DC

  Male 47.4%
  Female 52.6%

Language in Washington , DC

  English Only 83%
  English Other 17%

Economics in Washington , DC

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

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Commute Types in Washington , DC

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

Total Employed Armed Forces: 3,446
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