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Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    619,371
  • Population Density
    9,064 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    68 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    653 3.2
Washington, D.C. is a large city in District of Columbia with 619,371 residents. It has very high home values, very high rent costs, and high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have very high education levels and very high income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
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    Outdoors at Pleasant Plains: This is a inner city area. There are a few parks here and there but for real nature you really have to get out of the city.
    • 2
    Crime & Safety at Pleasant Plains: There seems to be crime in this area but has improved significantly over the past two years.
    • 3
    Community at Pleasant Plains: It's a friendly area but people are really busy with their day to day with their lives. There is not a lot of interaction between neighbors.
    • 3
    Weather at Pleasant Plains: The seasons are standard. Not too extreme, very acceptable.
    • 4
    Food & Drink at Pleasant Plains: U street/14th street has a great nightlife and great bars/restaurants. There is something for everyone.

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Columbia Heights 27,559
2.66 Petworth 17,988
4.00 Logan Circle/Shaw 17,698
4.00 Dupont Circle 17,473
3.66 Staton Park 15,483
2.66 Brightwood Park 15,187
1.66 Washington Highlands 13,454
2.33 Brightwood 11,975
3.33 Hill East 10,947
3.33 Georgetown 10,861
4.00 Adam Morgan 10,508
4.00 Mount Pleasant 10,197
3.66 Chevy Chase 9,619
3.33 Southwest/Waterfront 9,510
1.66 Congress Heights 9,438
1.66 Shipley 8,073
1.66 Marshall Heights 7,837
4.00 Forest Hills 7,680
4.00 Capital Hill 7,634
3.66 Cardozo Shaw 7,578
4.00 Cleveland Park 7,405
1.66 Benning Ridge 6,760
2.33 Edgewood 6,715
1.66 Fairlawn 6,474
3.66 Cathedral Heights 6,396
4.00 Mass Avenue Heights 6,198
2.33 Kingman Park 6,182
2.66 Eckington 6,069
2.33 Fort Totten 6,066
2.00 Trinidad 6,060
2.66 Brookland 5,921
3.33 Pleasant Plains 5,686
3.66 American University 5,627
1.66 Historic Anacostia 5,589
3.33 Near Northeast 5,395
3.66 Spring Valley 5,363
1.66 Deanwood 5,274
2.66 Manor Park 5,231
4.00 Woodley Park 5,154
1.66 Fort Dupont 4,778
3.33 Foggy Bottom 4,569
3.66 Lincoln Park 4,518
1.66 Hillsdale 4,463
4.00 Lanier Heights 4,417
3.66 Mount Vernon Square 4,412
2.66 George Washington University 4,366
4.00 West End 4,354
1.66 Bellevue 4,269
4.00 North Cleveland Park 4,125
2.00 Queens Chapel 4,024
1.66 Brentwood 4,005
3.66 Chinatown 3,956
2.33 North Michigan Park 3,906
3.33 Shepherd Park 3,888
2.66 North Capital Street 3,571
3.00 Bloomingdale 3,550
3.00 Takoma 3,547
2.66 Stronghold 3,429
2.33 Michigan Park 3,365
1.66 Langston 3,299
1.66 Benning 3,170
2.66 Howard University 3,074
2.66 South Central 3,068
3.66 Washington Mall 2,917
1.66 Douglas 2,900
4.00 Embassy Row 2,845
3.66 Palisades 2,836
4.00 McLean Gardens 2,814
2.66 Lamond Riggs 2,810
1.66 Central NE 2,756
3.66 Kalorama Heights 2,729
3.00 Truxton Circle 2,695
1.66 Greenway 2,631
2.33 Fort Lincoln 2,623
1.66 Skyland 2,611
1.66 Beuna Vista/Knox Hill 2,605
3.33 Connecticut Avenue/K Street 2,586
2.66 Langdon 2,575
1.66 Carver 2,551
3.66 Friendship Heights 2,540
1.66 Mayfair 2,487
3.33 Foxhall Village 2,410
2.00 Capitol View 2,362
2.66 Le Droit Park 2,347
1.66 Garfield Heights 2,320
1.66 Northeast Boundary 2,295
1.66 Randle Highlands 2,238
4.00 Downtown 2,178
2.00 Naylor Gardens 2,152
3.66 Barnaby Woods 2,122
1.66 Grant Park 2,107
2.33 Ivy City 2,087
3.66 Crestwood 2,085
3.66 Foxhall Crescent 2,071
3.33 Burleith/Hillandale 2,009
2.66 University Heights 1,956
2.00 Fairfax Village 1,915
1.66 Fort Davis Park 1,895
3.33 Upper Chevy Chase 1,862
3.00 Parkview 1,799
2.00 Dupont Path 1,762
3.00 Penn Quarter 1,746
3.66 Woodland/Normanstone Terrace 1,711
2.00 River Torrace 1,707
3.66 Tenley Town 1,645
4.00 Near Southeast 1,535
4.00 Colonial Village 1,490
1.66 Lincoln Heights 1,470
2.00 Hill Crest 1,350
4.00 Vaness 1,261
1.66 Berry Farm 1,184
2.00 Eastland Gardens 1,124
2.00 Penn Branch 1,100
3.33 Wesley Heights 1,022
1.66 Burrville 903
2.66 Gateway 765
2.00 Kenilworth 744
3.33 Navy Yard 723
1.66 Fort Stanton 631
2.33 Buzzard Point 513
4.00 Fort McNair 365
3.66 North Portal Estates 292
4.00 Hawthorne 230
2.00 Arboretum 105

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 Arlington 214,861
4.33 Alexandria 143,684
2.33 Glassmanor 17,689
4.33 Chevy Chase Village 2,010
2.33 Hillcrest Heights 15,160
2.66 Mount Rainier 8,172
4.33 Brookmont 3,874
4.00 Takoma Park 17,232
2.66 Chillum 36,151
2.66 Colmar Manor 1,410
4.33 Chevy Chase 9,403
3.00 Cottage City 1,099
4.33 Silver Spring 75,386
4.33 Bethesda 60,995
2.33 Coral Hills 9,577
2.33 Suitland 24,204
2.00 Fairmount Heights 1,696
2.33 Capitol Heights 4,385
1.66 Seat Pleasant 4,594
4.33 McLean 48,426

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 New York City 8,268,999
2.66 Philadelphia 1,536,704
3.00 Boston 629,182
3.00 Chicago 2,706,101
2.33 Baltimore 621,445

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 20011 62,569
3.00 20002 56,331
1.66 20019 52,572
1.66 20020 51,176
4.00 20009 49,979
3.33 20001 40,811
1.66 20032 36,772
4.00 20016 34,144
3.66 20010 32,084
4.00 20008 27,590
4.00 20003 27,383
4.00 20007 25,590
2.66 20017 19,195
2.33 20018 18,296
4.00 20015 15,614
3.33 20012 14,441
3.66 20037 14,502
3.66 20024 11,678
4.00 20005 11,858
4.00 20036 5,207
4.00 20057 3,886
3.00 20006 3,049
3.00 20064 1,723
4.33 20004 1,531
20052 503
2.00 20317 355
20319 104
20307 127
20390 233
20373 68
20565 0
20553 0
20418 0
20204 0
20506 0
20230 0
20202 0
20566 0
20427 0
20405 0
20593 0
20560 0
20053 0
20245 0
20228 0
20510 0
20045 0
20540 0
20520 0
20535 0
20240 0
20260 0
20551 0

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 School Without Walls Senior High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
E.L. Haynes Public Charter School - Kansas Avenue Campus Public, Charter PK, K-9 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 D.C. Preparatory Academy Public Charter School - Edgewood Middle Campus Public, Charter 4-8 Elementary, Middle
4.00 Two Rivers Public Charter Elementary School Public, Charter PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Washington Latin Public Charter School - Middle School Public, Charter 5-8 Middle
4.00 Elsie Whitlow Stokes Communtiy Freedom Public Charter School Public, Charter PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.00 Woodrow Wilson High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 E.L. Haynes Public Charter School Public, Charter 3-8 Elementary, Middle
4.00 Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School Public, Charter PK, K-4 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 D.C. Preparatory Academy Public Charter School - Edgewood Elementary Campus Public, Charter PK, K-3 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Capital City Lower Public Charter School Public, Charter PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.66 Achievement Preparatory Academy Public Charter School Public, Charter 4-8 Middle
YouthBuild Public Charter School Public, Charter 10-12 High
4.00 Seed Public Charter School Public, Charter 6-12 Middle, High
3.66 KIPP DC - Aim Public Charter School Academy Public Charter School Public, Charter 5-8 Middle
3.66 Oyster-Adams Bilingual School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.66 KIPP DC - Key Academy Public Charter School Public, Charter 4-8 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Howard University Middle School of Mathematics & Science (MS2) Public, Charter 6-8 Middle
4.00 Benjamin Banneker Academy High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.66 Deal Junior High School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 D.C. Bilingual Public Charter School Public, Charter PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Capital City Upper Public Charter School Public, Charter 6-12 Middle
3.66 Key Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Eaton Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Cesar Chavez Public Charter School - Bruce Campus Public, Charter 6-9 Middle

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Sidwell Friends School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Maret School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 National Cathedral School Private, Religious, All-Girls 4-12 High
4.33 The Potomac School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
National Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Washington International School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Independent Baptist Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Holton-Arms School Private, All-Girls 3-12 Elementary, High
4.00 St. Albans School Private, Boarding, Religious, All-Boys 4-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 The Madeira School Private, Boarding, All-Girls 9-12 High
The Frost School Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, High
4.00 St. Andrew's Episcopal School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Episcopal High School Private, Boarding, Religious 9-12 High
4.00 Montrose Christian School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Edmund Burke School Private 6-12 High
4.00 Washington Christian Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
The Siena School Private, Special Education, All-Girls 4-12 High
4.00 Landon School Private, All-Boys 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Washington Waldorf School Private 1-12 Elementary, High
3.66 The Field School Private 7-12 High
3.66 St. Anselm's Abbey School Private, Religious, All-Boys 6-12 High
3.66 Georgetown Preparatory School Private, Boarding, Religious, All-Boys 9-12 High
Brookewood School Private, Religious, All-Girls 1-12 Elementary, High
3.66 Barrie School Private, Montessori PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 Georgetown University
4.33 United States Naval Academy
4.00 University of Maryland - College Park
3.66 George Washington University
3.66 American University
3.33 Corcoran College of Art & Design
3.33 George Mason University
3.00 St. John's College - Annapolis
3.00 Gallaudet University
3.00 Marymount University
2.66 Howard University
2.66 Catholic University of America
2.66 Washington Adventist University
2.66 Capitol College
2.33 University of Maryland - University College
2.33 Trinity Washington University
1.66 Bowie State University
1.66 University of the District of Columbia
Northern Virginia Community College
Montgomery College
Anne Arundel Community College
Prince George's Community College
Howard Community College
College of Southern Maryland
Medtech Institute - Falls Church

Around Washington, D.C.

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Washington, D.C. United States District of Columbia Washington, D.C. Metro Area Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Philadelphia, PA
African American 49.39% 12.23% 49.39% 25.07% 62.72% 22.86% 31.87% 22.70% 42.02%
White 35.09% 63.25% 35.09% 48.32% 28.09% 46.55% 32.17% 33.07% 36.59%
Hispanic 9.60% 16.62% 9.60% 14.11% 4.31% 17.97% 28.67% 28.67% 12.67%
Asian 3.49% 4.83% 3.49% 9.28% 2.39% 8.94% 5.65% 12.94% 6.45%
Multiracial 1.96% 2.05% 1.96% 2.69% 2.00% 2.19% 1.33% 1.59% 1.78%
Native American 0.23% 0.66% 0.23% 0.22% 0.25% 0.18% 0.13% 0.19% 0.18%
Other 0.21% 0.19% 0.21% 0.27% 0.22% 1.30% 0.16% 0.80% 0.30%
Pacific Islander 0.04% 0.16% 0.04% 0.05% 0.03% 0.02% 0.02% 0.04% 0.02%

Age

Washington, D.C. United States District of Columbia Washington, D.C. Metro Area Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Philadelphia, PA
9 years and under 10% 13% 10% 13% 12% 10% 13% 12% 13%
10 to 17 years 7% 11% 7% 10% 9% 7% 10% 9% 10%
18 to 24 years 14% 10% 14% 9% 12% 18% 11% 10% 13%
25 to 34 years 22% 13% 22% 15% 17% 22% 19% 17% 17%
35 to 44 years 14% 13% 14% 15% 12% 13% 14% 14% 12%
45 to 54 years 12% 14% 12% 15% 14% 11% 13% 13% 13%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 11% 11% 12% 9% 10% 11% 11%
65 and over 11% 13% 11% 10% 12% 10% 11% 12% 12%

Education Levels

Washington, D.C. United States District of Columbia Washington, D.C. Metro Area Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Philadelphia, PA
Less than a high school diploma 12% 14% 12% 10% 20% 15% 19% 20% 19%
High school diploma or equivalent 19% 28% 19% 19% 30% 22% 23% 24% 35%
Some college or associate degree 17% 29% 17% 23% 24% 19% 24% 21% 23%
Bachelor's degree 23% 18% 23% 25% 14% 24% 20% 20% 14%
Master's degree or higher 30% 11% 30% 23% 12% 20% 14% 14% 10%

Gender

Washington, D.C. United States District of Columbia Washington, D.C. Metro Area Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Philadelphia, PA
Male 47.3% 49.2% 47.3% 48.7% 47.1% 47.8% 48.5% 47.6% 47.2%
Female 52.7% 50.8% 52.7% 51.3% 52.9% 52.2% 51.5% 52.4% 52.8%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Washington, D.C. United States District of Columbia Washington, D.C. Metro Area Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Philadelphia, PA
Rent 57.9% 35.1% 57.9% 35.8% 51.7% 65.9% 54.7% 67.8% 46.7%
Own 42.1% 64.9% 42.1% 64.2% 48.3% 34.1% 45.3% 32.2% 53.3%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Washington, D.C. United States District of Columbia Washington, D.C. Metro Area Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Philadelphia, PA
Assault 576.1 278.9 576.1 337.0 716.3 442.8 NA 378.4 514.2
Murder 15.9 5.0 15.9 8.2 37.4 6.1 15.2 4.0 15.9
Rape 60.8 15.3 47.9 43.3 NA 13.2 82.3
Robbery 566.2 159.8 566.2 310.6 599.7 290.2 434.3 228.3 486.9

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Washington, D.C. United States District of Columbia Washington, D.C. Metro Area Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Philadelphia, PA
Burglary 512.6 573.5 512.6 395.8 1187.0 480.9 653.4 197.8 670.1
Larceny 3574.6 2079.6 3574.6 2610.2 3042.7 2042.1 2407.5 1404.6 2398.5
Motor vehicle theft 486.8 235.5 486.8 309.7 715.0 250.1 464.5 88.5 372.9

Income