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Washington, DC (District of Columbia) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $669,900 (it was $153,500 in 2000)
Washington:

$669,900
District of Columbia:

$669,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $446,600 - $972,500

Mean price in 2021:

Detached houses: $1,082,218
Here:

$1,082,218
State:

$1,082,218

Townhouses or other attached units: $817,288
Here:

$817,288
State:

$817,288

In 2-unit structures: $1,025,453
Here:

$1,025,453
State:

$1,025,453

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $471,443
Here:

$471,443
State:

$471,443

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $527,983
Here:

$527,983
State:

$527,983

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

Houses: 357,482 (319,565 occupied: 132,936 owner occupied, 186,629 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

58%
State:

58%

Housing density: 5,822 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2021: $996,150.

Median contract rent in 2021: $1,586 (lower quartile is $1,038, upper quartile is over $2,000)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2021: $2,791


Median gross rent in Washington, DC in 2021: $1,668

Housing units in Washington with a mortgage: 100,122 (12,793 second mortgage, 1,057 home equity loan, 8,586 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 777

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $163,111

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $108,852

Median monthly housing costs: $1,817

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Washington, District of Columbia Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1941

Median year apartment built: 1965

Household type by relationship:

Households: 670,050
  • Male householders: 139,004 (68,685 living alone), Female householders: 180,561 (85,455 living alone)
  • 77,172 spouses (72,489 opposite-sex spouses), 25,218 unmarried partners, (21,494 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 140,886 children (135,348 natural, 3,635 adopted, 1,903 stepchildren), 21,918 grandchildren, 5,490 brothers or sisters, 5,137 parents, 12 foster children, 10,129 other relatives, 27,520 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 37,003

Size of family households: 62,584 2-persons, 30,475 3-persons, 21,790 4-persons, 8,263 5-persons, 3,826 6-persons, 1,795 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 154,140 1-person, 30,141 2-persons, 4,414 3-persons, 1,033 4-persons, 984 5-persons, 43 6-persons, 77 7-or-more-persons.

58,856 married couples with children.
44,281 single-parent households (3,691 men, 40,590 women).

82.6% of residents of Washington speak English at home.
8.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
4.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
2.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 89,226 (13.3%)
(50.3% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

3.1
State:

3.1

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
  • 3,272no bedroom
  • 19,0941 bedroom
  • 32,5352 bedrooms
  • 46,3883 bedrooms
  • 21,4434 bedrooms
  • 10,2045+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington, District of Columbia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington, District of Columbia
  • 28,827no bedroom
  • 85,9061 bedroom
  • 48,8752 bedrooms
  • 15,7693 bedrooms
  • 5,0034 bedrooms
  • 2,2495+ 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
  • 20,450no vehicle
  • 71,5481 vehicle
  • 32,2052 vehicles
  • 6,9543 vehicles
  • 1,1734 vehicles
  • 6065+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Washington in renter-occupied apartments
  • 94,557no vehicle
  • 74,0361 vehicle
  • 15,1942 vehicles
  • 2,0663 vehicles
  • 1994 vehicles
  • 5775+ 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
  • 2,6901 room
  • 7,1752 rooms
  • 12,4783 rooms
  • 19,2034 rooms
  • 14,1855 rooms
  • 20,1756 rooms
  • 17,0317 rooms
  • 15,0088 rooms
  • 24,9919+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington, District of Columbia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington, District of Columbia
  • 25,2991 room
  • 30,3852 rooms
  • 57,9193 rooms
  • 35,2424 rooms
  • 17,8535 rooms
  • 9,0556 rooms
  • 3,8417 rooms
  • 3,4348 rooms
  • 3,6019+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2021 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 2021
  • 30,677Less than $10,000
  • 19,674$10,000 to $19,999
  • 15,046$20,000 to $29,999
  • 15,472$30,000 to $39,999
  • 13,243$40,000 to $49,999
  • 15,633$50,000 to $59,999
  • 25,569$60,000 to $74,999
  • 36,461$75,000 to $99,999
  • 26,111$100,000 to $124,999
  • 22,322$125,000 to $149,999
  • 30,406$150,000 to $199,999
  • 68,951$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2021 in Washington, DC

  • Distribution of house value in Washington, DC in 2021
  • 1,069Less than $10,000
  • 152$10,000 to $14,999
  • 130$20,000 to $24,999
  • 117$25,000 to $29,999
  • 161$35,000 to $39,999
  • 398$40,000 to $49,999
  • 111$50,000 to $59,999
  • 106$60,000 to $69,999
  • 34$70,000 to $79,999
  • 208$80,000 to $89,999
  • 135$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,159$100,000 to $124,999
  • 570$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,388$150,000 to $174,999
  • 340$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,854$200,000 to $249,999
  • 3,265$250,000 to $299,999
  • 12,432$300,000 to $399,999
  • 18,459$400,000 to $499,999
  • 34,404$500,000 to $749,999
  • 24,959$750,000 to $999,999
  • 19,228$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 5,994$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 5,263$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2021 in Washington, DC

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Washington, DC in 2021
  • 3,296Less than $100
  • 1,936$100 to $149
  • 2,286$150 to $199
  • 4,257$200 to $249
  • 1,189$250 to $299
  • 1,649$300 to $349
  • 441$350 to $399
  • 1,348$400 to $449
  • 1,183$450 to $499
  • 2,137$500 to $549
  • 711$550 to $599
  • 2,295$600 to $649
  • 2,056$650 to $699
  • 1,817$700 to $749
  • 1,833$750 to $799
  • 7,197$800 to $899
  • 6,284$900 to $999
  • 24,239$1,000 to $1,249
  • 18,301$1,250 to $1,499
  • 39,535$1,500 to $1,999
  • 24,634$2,000 to $2,499
  • 14,076$2,500 to $2,999
  • 9,790$3,000 to $3,499
  • 10,080$3,500 or more
  • 4,059No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2021

Percentage of workers working in this county: 86.5%
Number of people working at home: 170,971 (48.3% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2021

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2,707
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 10,197
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 16,643
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 27,078
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 31,306
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 12,461
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 33,275
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 9,164
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 10,801
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 15,268
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 10,668
  • 90 or more minutes: 3,494
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Washington

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 271,920 (44.9%)
  • Carpooled: 33,896 (5.6%)
  • Bus: 27,622 (4.6%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 46,038 (7.6%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 5,733 (0.9%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 1,203 (0.2%)
  • Taxi: 15,278 (2.5%)
  • Bicycle: 8,502 (1.4%)
  • Walked: 24,852 (4.1%)
  • Worked at home: 170,971 (28.2%)
Class of Workers in 2021
  • Unemployment by race in 2021
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.5%Males
  • 2.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 17.9%Males
  • 14.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 12.8%Males
  • 3.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 6.9%Males
  • 3.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • 4.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 5.4%Males
  • 7.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.8%Males
  • 6.6%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
  • 29,8592010 or later
  • 21,5542000 to 2009
  • 15,6061990 to 1999
  • 18,7121980 to 1989
  • 9,0711970 to 1979
  • 8,245Before 1970
Ancestries in Washington, DC

First ancestries reported:

  • Irish: 11,226 (2.8%)
  • English: 10,913 (2.8%)
  • German: 8,673 (2.2%)
  • American: 8,495 (2.2%)
  • European: 8,269 (2.1%)
  • Italian: 7,865 (2.0%)
  • Ethiopian: 6,373 (1.6%)
  • African: 5,372 (1.4%)
  • Jamaican: 3,595 (0.9%)
  • Eastern European: 3,215 (0.8%)
  • Nigerian: 3,040 (0.8%)
  • Polish: 2,977 (0.8%)
  • Russian: 2,528 (0.6%)
  • French: 2,117 (0.5%)
  • Iranian: 1,729 (0.4%)
  • British: 1,509 (0.4%)
  • Scottish: 1,414 (0.4%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 1,339 (0.3%)
  • Greek: 1,210 (0.3%)
  • Ukrainian: 1,081 (0.3%)
  • Northern European: 1,050 (0.3%)
  • Haitian: 963 (0.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 951 (0.2%)
  • Brazilian: 848 (0.2%)
  • Swedish: 806 (0.2%)
  • Dutch: 776 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 627 (0.2%)
  • French Canadian: 582 (0.1%)
  • Lebanese: 579 (0.1%)
  • Albanian: 543 (0.1%)
  • West Indian: 541 (0.1%)
  • Ghanaian: 528 (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 505 (0.1%)
  • Moroccan: 475 (0.1%)
  • Armenian: 469 (0.1%)
  • Serbian: 456 (0.1%)
  • Guyanese: 445 (0.1%)
  • Lithuanian: 434 (0.1%)
  • Turkish: 430 (0.1%)
  • Egyptian: 366 (0.09%)
  • Sudanese: 351 (0.09%)
  • Canadian: 336 (0.09%)
  • Kenyan: 335 (0.08%)
  • Bulgarian: 332 (0.08%)
  • Czech: 331 (0.08%)
  • Romanian: 323 (0.08%)
  • Welsh: 318 (0.08%)
  • Austrian: 307 (0.08%)
  • Iraqi: 305 (0.08%)
  • Israeli: 278 (0.07%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 265 (0.07%)
  • Scandinavian: 265 (0.07%)
  • Belgian: 259 (0.07%)
  • Danish: 252 (0.06%)
  • Portuguese: 239 (0.06%)
  • Cape Verdean: 237 (0.06%)
  • Senegalese: 235 (0.06%)
  • Syrian: 234 (0.06%)
  • Finnish: 219 (0.06%)
  • British West Indian: 214 (0.05%)
  • Swiss: 208 (0.05%)
  • Arab: 202 (0.05%)
  • Palestinian: 195 (0.05%)
  • Australian: 182 (0.05%)
  • Slovak: 162 (0.04%)
  • Ugandan: 155 (0.04%)
  • Croatian: 147 (0.04%)
  • Barbadian: 141 (0.04%)
  • South African: 136 (0.03%)
  • Somali: 132 (0.03%)
  • U.S. Virgin Islander: 122 (0.03%)
  • Latvian: 117 (0.03%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 108 (0.03%)
  • Yugoslavian: 104 (0.03%)
  • Bahamian: 83 (0.02%)
  • Icelander: 66 (0.02%)
  • Macedonian: 65 (0.02%)
  • Zimbabwean: 59 (0.01%)
  • Maltese: 57 (0.01%)
  • Liberian: 55 (0.01%)
  • New Zealander: 52 (0.01%)
  • Belizean: 39 (0.01%)
  • Alsatian: 36 (0.01%)
  • Estonian: 36 (0.01%)
  • Cajun: 35 (0.01%)
  • Afghan: 32 (0.01%)
  • Luxembourger: 28 (0.01%)
  • Cypriot: 26 (0.01%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 26 (0.01%)
  • Jordanian: 23 (0.01%)
  • Assyrian: 23 (0.01%)
  • Slovene: 21 (0.01%)
  • Slavic: 21 (0.01%)
  • Bermudan: 21 (0.01%)
  • Basque: 20 (0.01%)

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

El Salvador
Washington:

12.0% (11,157)
District of Columbia:

11.9% (10,983)

Ethiopia
Washington:

6.1% (5,651)
District of Columbia:

6.0% (5,539)

Mexico
Washington:

4.1% (3,814)
District of Columbia:

4.2% (3,869)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Washington:

3.8% (3,566)
District of Columbia:

4.0% (3,676)

India
Washington:

3.3% (3,098)
District of Columbia:

3.3% (3,066)

Colombia
Washington:

3.0% (2,807)
District of Columbia:

3.0% (2,737)

Jamaica
Washington:

2.9% (2,695)
District of Columbia:

2.9% (2,661)

Nigeria
Washington:

2.8% (2,596)
District of Columbia:

2.5% (2,324)

Guatemala
Washington:

2.5% (2,358)
District of Columbia:

2.3% (2,165)

Dominican Republic
Washington:

2.5% (2,339)
District of Columbia:

2.4% (2,239)

Canada
Washington:

2.1% (1,978)
District of Columbia:

2.3% (2,081)

Vietnam
Washington:

2.1% (1,965)
District of Columbia:

2.1% (1,978)

Korea
Washington:

2.1% (1,918)
District of Columbia:

2.1% (1,963)

United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
Washington:

2.0% (1,852)
District of Columbia:

2.2% (2,029)

France
Washington:

1.9% (1,798)
District of Columbia:

1.9% (1,748)

Philippines
Washington:

1.8% (1,674)
District of Columbia:

1.8% (1,678)

Honduras
Washington:

1.8% (1,661)
District of Columbia:

1.6% (1,481)

Brazil
Washington:

1.7% (1,574)
District of Columbia:

1.5% (1,423)

Germany
Washington:

1.7% (1,568)
District of Columbia:

1.7% (1,579)

Peru
Washington:

1.6% (1,513)
District of Columbia:

1.7% (1,547)

Spain
Washington:

1.6% (1,449)
District of Columbia:

1.7% (1,564)

Iran
Washington:

1.6% (1,448)
District of Columbia:

1.5% (1,427)

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

  • This state: 234,527
  • Other state: 330,214
  • Northeast: 100,674
  • Midwest: 52,402
  • South: 140,590
  • West: 36,548

80.5% of Washington residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35.9% 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: 3,884
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,012
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,698
  • 7th and 8th grade: 662
  • 9th grade: 1,053
  • 10th grade: 2,906
  • 11th grade: 2,384
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,914
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 32,059
  • Less than 1 year of college: 6,006
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 20,398
  • Associate degree: 7,121
  • Bachelor's degree: 58,701
  • Master's degree: 49,133
  • Professional school degree: 24,064
  • Doctorate degree: 12,708
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 5,487
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,057
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,115
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,286
  • 9th grade: 1,487
  • 10th grade: 2,699
  • 11th grade: 3,683
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,214
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 38,866
  • Less than 1 year of college: 8,612
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 21,205
  • Associate degree: 8,114
  • Bachelor's degree: 62,070
  • Master's degree: 60,229
  • Professional school degree: 24,053
  • Doctorate degree: 10,894
Educational Attainment for Females
Washington marital status for males
Washington marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 39,867
  • One, attached: 79,286
  • Two: 9,763
  • 3 or 4: 24,355
  • 5 to 9: 26,060
  • 10 to 19: 30,257
  • 20 to 49: 27,183
  • 50 or more: 120,090
  • Mobile homes: 621

Median worth of mobile homes: $160,782

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2021: 1.5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2021: 1.5%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 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
  • 64.4%Utility gas
  • 30.9%Electricity
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Solar energy
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Washington, DC
  • 54.1%Electricity
  • 39.9%Utility gas
  • 2.6%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7,005
Here:

13.8%
District of Columbia:

13.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,749
Here:

17.4%
District of Columbia:

17.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 31,525
Here:

75.9%
District of Columbia:

75.9%
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