• Population
    5,503,801
  • Population Density
    913 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    6,030 sq.mi.
The Washington, D.C. metro area is centered in District of Columbia and has 5,503,801 residents. It has very high home values, very high rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and very high income levels.
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Cities

Name Population
Washington, D.C. 593,955
Arlington 202,999
Alexandria 136,968
Germantown 85,192
Silver Spring 72,942
Centreville 72,511
Waldorf 68,256
Frederick 64,593
Dale City 64,228
Rockville 59,653
Gaithersburg 59,037
Bethesda 58,661
Reston 56,219
Bowie 54,523
Aspen Hill 48,352
Wheaton 47,279
McLean 46,751
Potomac 44,868
Ashburn 42,531
Leesburg 41,937
Burke 41,629
North Bethesda 40,970
Annandale 39,977
Lake Ridge 39,531
Manassas 36,811
Linton Hall 36,350
Clinton 35,881
Chillum 35,147
Olney 33,682
Oakton 33,427
Montgomery Village 32,311
Springfield 31,238
College Park 29,986
Fair Oaks 28,726
West Falls Church 26,617
Suitland 25,689
Sterling 25,635
South Laurel 25,346
Fort Washington 25,062
Laurel 24,728
North Potomac 24,261
Fredericksburg 24,015
Fairland 23,619
South Riding 23,378
Landover 23,269
Herndon 22,996
Greenbelt 22,922
Chantilly 22,381
Fairfax 22,277
West Springfield 22,064
Lincolnia 20,263
Langley Park 19,873
Lorton 19,539
Montclair 19,411
Oxon Hill 19,278
Rose Hill 19,237
Woodlawn 19,063
Ballenger Creek 18,838
Franconia 18,649
Camp Springs 18,358
Tysons Corner 18,319
Calverton 17,550
Hyattsville 17,402
Glassmanor 17,163
White Oak 17,084
Takoma Park 16,829
Wolf Trap 16,497
Redland 16,480
Fort Hunt 16,328
Seabrook 16,314
Great Falls 16,108
Idylwood 16,084
East Riverdale 15,972
Hybla Valley 15,872
Beltsville 15,814
Cherry Hill 15,798
Damascus 15,681
Vienna 15,564
Sudley 15,455
Buckhall 15,441
Cloverly 15,412
Merrifield 15,215
Hillcrest Heights 15,106
Adelphi 14,784
Front Royal 14,515
Colesville 14,453
Glenn Dale 14,354
Groveton 13,926
Manassas Park 13,759
Newington 13,192
Kettering 13,021
Bull Run 12,666
Glenmont 12,657
Travilah 12,402
Kemp Mill 12,264
Mount Vernon 12,186
Dranesville 12,164
New Carrollton 12,114
Clarksburg 11,994
Fairfax Station 11,919

Nearby Metro Areas

Name Population
Baltimore Metro Area 2,697,421
Richmond Metro Area 1,248,271
Dover Metro Area 159,936
Philadelphia Metro Area 5,938,918
Norfolk Metro Area 1,666,758
Pittsburgh Metro Area 2,357,769
Trenton Metro Area 365,318
New York City Metro Area 18,796,078
Raleigh Metro Area 1,104,503
Charleston Metro Area 303,980

Comparable Metro Areas

Name Population Distance
Baltimore Metro Area 2,697,421 45 mi.
Philadelphia Metro Area 5,938,918 134 mi.
New York City Metro Area 18,796,078 193 mi.
Boston Metro Area 4,521,737 424 mi.
Chicago Metro Area 9,425,706 577 mi.

ZIP Codes

Name Population
22193 71,016
20906 63,580
20878 62,892
20011 58,108
22191 56,615
22407 55,968
20874 55,891
22003 55,520
20904 54,657
20002 53,640
20147 53,312
22030 53,251
20019 52,232
20744 51,627
22192 51,060
22554 50,314
20020 49,961
20854 49,088
20902 48,325
22204 48,247
20009 46,366
20783 45,517
20850 45,420
20176 45,420
20171 45,047
22304 43,956
22015 43,116
20772 42,975
20774 42,145
20110 41,939
20120 41,418
20747 40,424
20170 39,997
20748 39,728
20852 38,430
20001 38,395
21702 38,131
20910 37,404
20706 37,274
20743 37,031
22033 36,328
21701 36,273
20817 35,780
20785 35,467
20735 35,383
20164 35,123
20901 34,871
20032 33,628
20109 33,389
20886 33,184
20016 33,020
21703 32,445
22201 32,403
22079 32,380
20782 32,339
22153 32,026
20165 31,465
20877 31,279
22207 31,253
22309 31,249
20707 31,123
22306 31,108
22042 30,768
22630 30,728
20111 30,344
20010 30,172
20815 30,152
22031 30,021
20853 29,921
20603 29,861
22032 29,846
22101 29,142
22405 29,081
22314 28,944
21771 28,896
22310 28,835
20784 28,801
20155 28,750
20136 28,389
22312 28,143
22152 28,102
20121 28,076
20746 28,074
20191 27,841
20745 27,822
20740 27,772
20008 27,641
22150 27,594
20175 27,044
22408 26,982
20814 26,827
20721 26,771
20715 26,766
22315 26,171
22041 26,116
22556 26,018
20003 25,836
20148 25,533
20876 25,304
20007 25,055

School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
2.33 District of Columbia Public Schools 134

Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 Lake Braddock Secondary School Public, Magnet 7-12 Middle, High
4.00 Robinson Secondary School Public, Magnet 7-12 Middle, High
3.00 T.C. Williams High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Battlefield High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.33 Hayfield Secondary School Public, Magnet 7-12 Middle, High
3.66 Westfield High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Bowie High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 South County Secondary School Public 7-12 Middle, High
4.00 Montgomery Blair High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.33 Osbourn Park High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.66 Eleanor Roosevelt High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.66 Annandale High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Chantilly High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Woodbridge High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.33 Gar-Field High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.00 Stonewall Jackson High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.00 Northwestern High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Fairfax High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Charles Herbert Flowers High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Thomas S. Wootton High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Forest Park High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
1.66 Suitland High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.00 Centreville High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Herndon High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 West Springfield High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 West Potomac High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Oakton High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 C.D. Hylton High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.00 Washington Lee High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 North Point High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 High Point High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Parkdale High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.00 South Lakes High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Walter Johnson High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Woodson High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Winston Churchill High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Northwest High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Colonial Forge High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Sherwood High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Richard Montgomery High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.00 Langley High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Osbourn High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Gaithersburg High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Madison High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Yorktown High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 McLean High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Walt Whitman High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Riverbend High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Bladensburg High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.66 Stafford Senior High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Massaponax High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Stone Bridge High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Laurel High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.00 James Hubert Blake High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Freedom High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.33 Lee High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Col. Zadok Magruder High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Quince Orchard High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Freedom High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Paint Branch High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Public 9-12 High
4.00 Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Mountain View High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Mount Vernon High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Clarksburg High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Stuart High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Springbrook High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 North Stafford High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Wakefield High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Edison High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Oxon Hill High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.00 Brentsville District High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.66 Potomac High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.33 Gov. Thomas Johnson High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Broad Run High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Huntingtown High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Brooke Point High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Urbana High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Linganore High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 John F. Kennedy High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Duval High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Bull Run Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Marshall High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Briar Woods High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Falls Church High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Albert Einstein High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Northern High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Watkins Mill High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Tuscarora High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 E.H. Marsteller Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
3.66 Potomac Falls High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Woodrow Wilson High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Westlake High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Thomas Stone High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Griggs International Academy Private, Alternative, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
1.66 Friendly High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Northwood High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Crossland High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.66 Loudoun County High School Public 9-12 High

Colleges

Name
Northern Virginia Community College
American Public University System
University of Maryland - University College
Montgomery College
University of Maryland - College Park
The Community College of Baltimore County
George Mason University
Towson University
Anne Arundel Community College
Prince George's Community College
University of Maryland - Baltimore County
George Washington University
Howard Community College
College of Southern Maryland
Georgetown University
Germanna Community College
American University
Lord Fairfax Community College
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Howard University
Morgan State University
Frederick Community College
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore City Community College
Hagerstown Community College
University of the District of Columbia
United States Naval Academy
University of Mary Washington
Bowie State University
Blue Ridge Community & Technical College
Shepherd University
Carroll Community College
Catholic University of America
Stevenson University
Loyola University Maryland
University of Baltimore
Harrisburg Area Community College - Gettysburg
Coppin State University
Gettysburg College
Marymount University
Shenandoah University
Stratford University
Maryland Institute College of Art
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Trinity Washington University
Mount St. Mary's University
McDaniel College
The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
Medtech Institute - Falls Church
Goucher College
Hood College
Randolph-Macon College
Sojourner-Douglass College
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Washington Adventist University
All-State Career School - Baltimore
Gallaudet University
Penn State Mont Alto
DeVry University - Virginia
Strayer University - District of Columbia
TESST College of Technology - Baltimore
Wilson College
Fortis Institute - Towson
ITT Technical Institute - Owings Mills
Kaplan University - Hagerstown
Lincoln College of Technology - Columbia
American Beauty Academy - Maryland
Sanford-Brown College - Tysons Corner
University of Maryland - Baltimore
ITT Technical Institute - Springfield VA
Fortis Institute - Woodlawn
University of Phoenix - Maryland
National Labor College
ITT Technical Institute - Chantilly
TESST College of Technology - Beltsville
North American Trade Schools
Everest Institute - Silver Spring
Westwood College - Arlington Ballston
St. John's College - Annapolis
TESST College of Technology - Towson
Baltimore School of Massage
Capitol College
Westwood College - Annandale
Hair Academy - Maryland
Corcoran College of Art & Design
Ner Israel Rabbinical College
Sanford-Brown Institute - Landover
Everest College - Tysons Corner
Potomac College - Washington
Bennett Career Institute
Technical Learning Centers
Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Manassas
University of Phoenix - Washington DC
Graham Webb International Academy of Hair
Award Beauty School
CET - Alexandria
Career Training Solutions
Everest College - Arlington VA
James Rumsey Technical Institute
L'Academie de Cuisine
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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Washington, D.C. Metro Area United States District of Columbia Baltimore Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area New York City Metro Area Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area
White 48.99% 64.16% 34.04% 60.43% 65.41% 49.32% 75.60% 55.31%
African American 25.47% 12.21% 51.31% 28.32% 20.20% 16.26% 6.75% 17.14%
Hispanic 13.46% 16.05% 8.98% 4.36% 7.59% 22.57% 8.79% 20.35%
Asian 9.11% 4.67% 3.47% 4.42% 4.85% 9.83% 6.39% 5.56%
Multiracial 2.34% 1.85% 1.63% 1.94% 1.55% 1.27% 1.56% 1.27%
Other 0.35% 0.21% 0.25% 0.26% 0.22% 0.56% 0.74% 0.20%
Native American 0.20% 0.66% 0.22% 0.20% 0.12% 0.13% 0.11% 0.10%
Pacific Islander 0.04% 0.15% 0.05% 0.04% 0.01% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02%

Age

Washington, D.C. Metro Area United States District of Columbia Baltimore Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area New York City Metro Area Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area
9 years and under 13% 13% 10% 12% 13% 12% 12% 14%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 7% 11% 11% 11% 10% 12%
18 to 24 years 9% 10% 14% 10% 10% 9% 10% 9%
25 to 34 years 15% 13% 20% 13% 13% 14% 14% 14%
35 to 44 years 15% 14% 14% 14% 14% 14% 14% 14%
45 to 54 years 15% 15% 13% 16% 15% 15% 15% 15%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 11% 12% 12% 11% 12% 11%
65 and over 10% 13% 11% 12% 13% 13% 13% 11%

Education Levels

Washington, D.C. Metro Area United States District of Columbia Baltimore Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area New York City Metro Area Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 10% 15% 13% 12% 12% 16% 10% 14%
High school diploma or equivalent 19% 29% 20% 27% 31% 27% 25% 25%
Some college or associate degree 23% 29% 17% 26% 24% 22% 23% 27%
Bachelor's degree 25% 18% 22% 20% 20% 21% 24% 21%
Master's degree or higher 22% 10% 28% 15% 13% 15% 19% 13%

Gender

Washington, D.C. Metro Area United States District of Columbia Baltimore Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area New York City Metro Area Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area
Male 48.7% 49.2% 47.3% 48.1% 48.2% 48.2% 48.4% 48.9%
Female 51.3% 50.8% 52.7% 51.9% 51.8% 51.8% 51.6% 51.1%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Washington, D.C. Metro Area United States District of Columbia Baltimore Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area New York City Metro Area Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area
Rent 34.4% 33.9% 57.2% 32.3% 30.7% 47.4% 37.3% 32.7%
Own 65.6% 66.1% 42.8% 67.7% 69.3% 52.6% 62.7% 67.3%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Washington, D.C. Metro Area United States District of Columbia Baltimore Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area New York City Metro Area Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area
Assault 537.5 280.9 537.5 743.6 541.9 371.3 450.4 453.1
Murder 13.9 5.6 13.9 34.9 20.4 4.9 8.0 18.5
Rape 37.3 29.2 37.3 50.4 56.2 13.9 37.6 NA
Robbery 589.1 150.7 589.1 576.4 495.3 238.5 269.5 497.6

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Washington, D.C. Metro Area United States District of Columbia Baltimore Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area New York City Metro Area Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area
Burglary 556.5 718.3 556.5 1242.3 776.0 229.9 534.2 839.9
Larceny 3510.2 2276.2 3510.2 2781.4 2442.3 1402.7 2126.5 2684.9
Motor vehicle theft 561.3 275.5 561.3 636.6 398.5 97.8 234.2 627.7

Income

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