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Washington, DC (District of Columbia) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $646,500 (it was $153,500 in 2000)
Washington:

$646,500
District of Columbia:

$646,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $415,700 - $953,600

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $981,057
Here:

$981,057
State:

$981,057

Townhouses or other attached units: $773,397
Here:

$773,397
State:

$773,397

In 2-unit structures: $838,947
Here:

$838,947
State:

$838,947

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $828,122
Here:

$828,122
State:

$828,122

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $577,588
Here:

$577,588
State:

$577,588

Washington,DC index of house prices

Total population: 658,893 (Urban population: 572,059, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 322,814 (291,570 occupied: 120,988 owner occupied, 170,582 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

59%
State:

59%

Housing density: 5,257 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $948,568.

Median contract rent in 2019: $1,514 (lower quartile is $953, upper quartile is over $2,000)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $1,947


Median gross rent in Washington, DC in 2019: $1,603

Housing units in Washington with a mortgage: 92,531 (3,079 second mortgage, 10,789 home equity loan, 499 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 28,457

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $157,050

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $100,885

Median monthly housing costs: $1,748

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Washington, District of Columbia Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1940

Median year apartment built: 1964

Household type by relationship:

Households: 705,749
  • Male householders: 129,862 (56,499 living alone), Female householders: 161,708 (73,986 living alone)
  • 77,704 spouses (73,419 opposite-sex spouses), 20,709 unmarried partners, (17,888 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 161,200 children (153,877 natural, 4,598 adopted, 2,725 stepchildren), 26,667 grandchildren, 7,528 brothers or sisters, 7,981 parents, 102 foster children, 15,833 other relatives, 57,597 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 38,858

Size of family households: 66,256 2-persons, 27,452 3-persons, 18,240 4-persons, 7,524 5-persons, 3,412 6-persons, 2,094 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 130,485 1-person, 29,096 2-persons, 3,889 3-persons, 1,478 4-persons, 1,171 5-persons, 396 6-persons, 77 7-or-more-persons.

54,336 married couples with children.
49,057 single-parent households (7,210 men, 41,847 women).

83.9% of residents of Washington speak English at home.
8.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 85,333 (12.1%)
(48.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

3.2
State:

3.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Washington, District of Columbia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Washington, District of Columbia
  • 2,932no bedroom
  • 14,4311 bedroom
  • 27,3682 bedrooms
  • 45,5913 bedrooms
  • 21,7184 bedrooms
  • 8,9485+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington, District of Columbia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington, District of Columbia
  • 25,463no bedroom
  • 75,0891 bedroom
  • 47,9192 bedrooms
  • 14,9673 bedrooms
  • 5,3424 bedrooms
  • 1,8025+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Washington in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 17,831no vehicle
  • 63,6791 vehicle
  • 29,7752 vehicles
  • 6,9353 vehicles
  • 2,1754 vehicles
  • 5935+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Washington in renter-occupied apartments
  • 84,048no vehicle
  • 71,2891 vehicle
  • 13,5332 vehicles
  • 1,3773 vehicles
  • 724 vehicles
  • 2635+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington, District of Columbia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washington, District of Columbia
  • 2,0501 room
  • 4,8192 rooms
  • 10,9893 rooms
  • 14,7474 rooms
  • 15,7925 rooms
  • 17,7396 rooms
  • 16,5507 rooms
  • 13,8978 rooms
  • 24,4059+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington, District of Columbia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington, District of Columbia
  • 20,4601 room
  • 27,7362 rooms
  • 51,3493 rooms
  • 35,8154 rooms
  • 16,3995 rooms
  • 7,9766 rooms
  • 4,6247 rooms
  • 3,1578 rooms
  • 3,0669+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Washington, DC
  • Washington, DC household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Washington, DC in 2019
  • 23,471Less than $10,000
  • 18,414$10,000 to $19,999
  • 12,534$20,000 to $29,999
  • 16,589$30,000 to $39,999
  • 14,647$40,000 to $49,999
  • 15,567$50,000 to $59,999
  • 19,767$60,000 to $74,999
  • 32,011$75,000 to $99,999
  • 25,923$100,000 to $124,999
  • 21,397$125,000 to $149,999
  • 30,966$150,000 to $199,999
  • 60,284$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Washington, DC

  • Distribution of house value in Washington, DC in 2019
  • 495Less than $10,000
  • 52$10,000 to $14,999
  • 66$20,000 to $24,999
  • 142$30,000 to $34,999
  • 41$35,000 to $39,999
  • 116$40,000 to $49,999
  • 113$50,000 to $59,999
  • 85$70,000 to $79,999
  • 109$80,000 to $89,999
  • 67$90,000 to $99,999
  • 752$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,083$125,000 to $149,999
  • 435$150,000 to $174,999
  • 293$175,000 to $199,999
  • 3,078$200,000 to $249,999
  • 3,922$250,000 to $299,999
  • 16,954$300,000 to $399,999
  • 15,567$400,000 to $499,999
  • 29,221$500,000 to $749,999
  • 22,288$750,000 to $999,999
  • 15,978$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 4,720$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 5,411$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Washington, DC

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Washington, DC in 2019
  • 2,930Less than $100
  • 1,724$100 to $149
  • 2,585$150 to $199
  • 5,441$200 to $249
  • 720$250 to $299
  • 2,218$300 to $349
  • 1,292$350 to $399
  • 1,632$400 to $449
  • 737$450 to $499
  • 2,261$500 to $549
  • 1,555$550 to $599
  • 2,293$600 to $649
  • 1,851$650 to $699
  • 2,541$700 to $749
  • 2,381$750 to $799
  • 6,057$800 to $899
  • 7,054$900 to $999
  • 20,380$1,000 to $1,249
  • 17,310$1,250 to $1,499
  • 36,147$1,500 to $1,999
  • 22,398$2,000 to $2,499
  • 13,914$2,500 to $2,999
  • 7,528$3,000 to $3,499
  • 4,975$3,500 or more
  • 2,658No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 75.0%
Number of people working at home: 28,402 (7.4% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 3,328
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 11,699
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 24,076
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 39,507
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 48,481
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 25,274
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 72,577
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 20,249
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 29,153
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 48,696
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 28,645
  • 90 or more minutes: 5,791
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Washington

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 345,814 (41.1%)
  • Carpooled: 69,845 (8.3%)
  • Bus: 85,178 (10.1%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 195,532 (23.3%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 28,311 (3.4%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 2,062 (0.2%)
  • Taxi: 17,445 (2.1%)
  • Bicycle: 18,330 (2.2%)
  • Walked: 50,018 (5.9%)
  • Worked at home: 28,402 (3.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.5%Males
  • 2.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 16.5%Males
  • 9.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 5.8%Males
  • 7.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 1.5%Males
  • 4.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 3.5%Males
  • 4.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 5.2%Males
  • 6.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 3.6%Males
  • 2.4%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Washington, District of Columbia
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Washington, District of Columbia
  • 30,2502010 or later
  • 21,7202000 to 2009
  • 16,0331990 to 1999
  • 18,7121980 to 1989
  • 9,0711970 to 1979
  • 8,245Before 1970
Ancestries in Washington, DC

First ancestries reported:

  • European: 15,329 (3.7%)
  • Irish: 9,924 (2.4%)
  • American: 8,164 (2.0%)
  • German: 8,121 (1.9%)
  • English: 7,090 (1.7%)
  • Italian: 6,797 (1.6%)
  • Ethiopian: 6,228 (1.5%)
  • African: 6,084 (1.5%)
  • Eastern European: 5,064 (1.2%)
  • Polish: 3,276 (0.8%)
  • Jamaican: 3,036 (0.7%)
  • British: 2,961 (0.7%)
  • Nigerian: 2,798 (0.7%)
  • French: 2,232 (0.5%)
  • Russian: 1,860 (0.4%)
  • Iranian: 1,714 (0.4%)
  • Scottish: 1,484 (0.4%)
  • Haitian: 1,331 (0.3%)
  • Northern European: 1,293 (0.3%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 1,143 (0.3%)
  • Ukrainian: 1,081 (0.3%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 1,047 (0.3%)
  • Greek: 957 (0.2%)
  • Dutch: 912 (0.2%)
  • Brazilian: 908 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 844 (0.2%)
  • Swedish: 758 (0.2%)
  • Serbian: 635 (0.2%)
  • French Canadian: 611 (0.1%)
  • Egyptian: 578 (0.1%)
  • Ghanaian: 571 (0.1%)
  • Canadian: 533 (0.1%)
  • West Indian: 524 (0.1%)
  • Lebanese: 523 (0.1%)
  • Turkish: 514 (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 511 (0.1%)
  • Lithuanian: 508 (0.1%)
  • Armenian: 477 (0.1%)
  • Albanian: 440 (0.1%)
  • Moroccan: 418 (0.1%)
  • Sudanese: 410 (0.10%)
  • Romanian: 399 (0.10%)
  • Portuguese: 373 (0.09%)
  • Danish: 351 (0.08%)
  • Arab: 347 (0.08%)
  • Czech: 346 (0.08%)
  • Scandinavian: 342 (0.08%)
  • Welsh: 326 (0.08%)
  • Guyanese: 325 (0.08%)
  • Austrian: 325 (0.08%)
  • Slovak: 323 (0.08%)
  • Bulgarian: 290 (0.07%)
  • Syrian: 274 (0.07%)
  • Australian: 269 (0.06%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 255 (0.06%)
  • Kenyan: 228 (0.05%)
  • Israeli: 210 (0.05%)
  • Finnish: 201 (0.05%)
  • Croatian: 190 (0.05%)
  • Bahamian: 188 (0.05%)
  • Palestinian: 173 (0.04%)
  • Liberian: 151 (0.04%)
  • Swiss: 141 (0.03%)
  • Belgian: 137 (0.03%)
  • South African: 134 (0.03%)
  • Senegalese: 132 (0.03%)
  • British West Indian: 127 (0.03%)
  • Latvian: 117 (0.03%)
  • Ugandan: 108 (0.03%)
  • Icelander: 105 (0.03%)
  • Maltese: 95 (0.02%)
  • Slovene: 92 (0.02%)
  • Cape Verdean: 85 (0.02%)
  • Iraqi: 84 (0.02%)
  • Cajun: 83 (0.02%)
  • Barbadian: 81 (0.02%)
  • Cypriot: 79 (0.02%)
  • Yugoslavian: 78 (0.02%)
  • Afghan: 67 (0.02%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 63 (0.02%)
  • U.S. Virgin Islander: 61 (0.01%)
  • Macedonian: 60 (0.01%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 49 (0.01%)
  • Bermudan: 42 (0.01%)
  • Slavic: 41 (0.01%)
  • Zimbabwean: 38 (0.01%)
  • Somali: 34 (0.01%)
  • Estonian: 33 (0.01%)
  • Luxembourger: 26 (0.01%)
  • Assyrian: 24 (0.01%)
  • Jordanian: 21 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

El Salvador
Washington:

12.3% (11,940)
District of Columbia:

12.3% (11,678)

Ethiopia
Washington:

6.0% (5,827)
District of Columbia:

6.0% (5,685)

Mexico
Washington:

4.0% (3,908)
District of Columbia:

4.2% (4,022)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Washington:

3.9% (3,813)
District of Columbia:

3.9% (3,665)

India
Washington:

3.6% (3,517)
District of Columbia:

3.5% (3,352)

Guatemala
Washington:

3.0% (2,928)
District of Columbia:

2.7% (2,580)

Dominican Republic
Washington:

3.0% (2,907)
District of Columbia:

2.9% (2,780)

Colombia
Washington:

2.6% (2,563)
District of Columbia:

2.5% (2,415)

Jamaica
Washington:

2.4% (2,326)
District of Columbia:

2.3% (2,234)

Canada
Washington:

2.4% (2,281)
District of Columbia:

2.4% (2,314)

Philippines
Washington:

2.3% (2,279)
District of Columbia:

2.3% (2,211)

Nigeria
Washington:

2.3% (2,277)
District of Columbia:

2.1% (2,031)

Honduras
Washington:

2.3% (2,262)
District of Columbia:

2.1% (1,975)

United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
Washington:

2.2% (2,127)
District of Columbia:

2.2% (2,129)

France
Washington:

2.2% (2,105)
District of Columbia:

2.3% (2,230)

Vietnam
Washington:

1.8% (1,790)
District of Columbia:

1.8% (1,730)

Germany
Washington:

1.7% (1,696)
District of Columbia:

1.9% (1,768)

Korea
Washington:

1.7% (1,635)
District of Columbia:

1.7% (1,645)

Brazil
Washington:

1.7% (1,633)
District of Columbia:

1.5% (1,410)

Iran
Washington:

1.6% (1,528)
District of Columbia:

1.6% (1,516)

Peru
Washington:

1.5% (1,457)
District of Columbia:

1.6% (1,474)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 262,594
  • Other state: 343,198
  • Northeast: 101,058
  • Midwest: 54,868
  • South: 147,476
  • West: 39,796

80.5% of Washington residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35.4% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 0.0% lived in District of Columbia.


Washington:

80.5%
State average:

80.5%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,397
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,364
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,473
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,890
  • 9th grade: 1,841
  • 10th grade: 2,169
  • 11th grade: 6,003
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,373
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 36,627
  • Less than 1 year of college: 7,348
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 19,624
  • Associate degree: 8,169
  • Bachelor's degree: 62,428
  • Master's degree: 49,132
  • Professional school degree: 22,426
  • Doctorate degree: 9,688
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,393
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,104
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,125
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,713
  • 9th grade: 2,352
  • 10th grade: 2,307
  • 11th grade: 3,490
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,174
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 43,254
  • Less than 1 year of college: 9,019
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 29,754
  • Associate degree: 8,753
  • Bachelor's degree: 67,397
  • Master's degree: 58,480
  • Professional school degree: 21,814
  • Doctorate degree: 10,064
Educational Attainment for Females
Washington marital status for males
Washington marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 37,010
  • One, attached: 77,927
  • Two: 10,687
  • 3 or 4: 21,833
  • 5 to 9: 24,129
  • 10 to 19: 32,320
  • 20 to 49: 22,747
  • 50 or more: 95,757
  • Mobile homes: 404

Median worth of mobile homes: $144,644

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 0.9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 1.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Washington
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Washington, DC
  • 67.7%Utility gas
  • 28.5%Electricity
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Washington, DC
  • 55.3%Electricity
  • 39.2%Utility gas
  • 2.8%No fuel used
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7,043
Here:

13.3%
District of Columbia:

13.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,178
Here:

16.5%
District of Columbia:

16.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 34,668
Here:

74.8%
District of Columbia:

74.8%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability