Overall
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Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    593,955
  • Population Density
    8,691 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    68 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    493 3.2
Washington, D.C. is a large city in District of Columbia with 593,955 residents. It has very high home values, high rent costs, and high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and very high income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
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Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Columbia Heights 27,560
2.66 Petworth 17,988
4.00 Logan Circle/Shaw 17,698
4.00 Dupont Circle 17,474
3.66 Staton Park 15,484
2.66 Brightwood Park 15,188
1.66 Washington Highlands 13,455
2.33 Brightwood 11,975
3.33 Hill East 10,947
3.33 Georgetown 10,861
4.00 Adam Morgan 10,509
4.00 Mount Pleasant 10,197
3.66 Chevy Chase 9,619
3.33 Southwest/Waterfront 9,511
1.66 Congress Heights 9,439
1.66 Shipley 8,074
1.66 Marshall Heights 7,837
4.00 Forest Hills 7,681
4.00 Capital Hill 7,634
3.66 Cardozo Shaw 7,578
4.00 Cleveland Park 7,406
1.66 Benning Ridge 6,761
2.33 Edgewood 6,716
1.66 Fairlawn 6,474
3.66 Cathedral Heights 6,397
4.00 Mass Avenue Heights 6,199
2.33 Kingman Park 6,182
2.66 Eckington 6,070
2.33 Fort Totten 6,067
2.00 Trinidad 6,061
2.66 Brookland 5,922
3.33 Pleasant Plains 5,687
3.66 American University 5,627
1.66 Historic Anacostia 5,590
3.33 Near Northeast 5,395
3.66 Spring Valley 5,363
1.66 Deanwood 5,274
2.66 Manor Park 5,232
4.00 Woodley Park 5,155
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 4,418
3.66 Mount Vernon Square 4,413
2.66 George Washington University 4,366
4.00 West End 4,355
1.66 Bellevue 4,269
4.00 North Cleveland Park 4,126
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 3,548
2.66 Stronghold 3,430
2.33 Michigan Park 3,366
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 2,918
1.66 Douglas 2,901
4.00 Embassy Row 2,845
3.66 Palisades 2,837
4.00 McLean Gardens 2,815
2.66 Lamond Riggs 2,811
1.66 Central NE 2,756
3.66 Kalorama Heights 2,729
3.00 Truxton Circle 2,695
1.66 Greenway 2,632
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 2,576
1.66 Carver 2,551
3.66 Friendship Heights 2,541
1.66 Mayfair 2,488
3.33 Foxhall Village 2,411
2.00 Capitol View 2,362
2.66 Le Droit Park 2,348
1.66 Garfield Heights 2,321
1.66 Northeast Boundary 2,296
1.66 Randle Highlands 2,238
4.00 Downtown 2,178
2.00 Naylor Gardens 2,153
3.66 Barnaby Woods 2,122
1.66 Grant Park 2,107
2.33 Ivy City 2,088
3.66 Crestwood 2,085
3.66 Foxhall Crescent 2,071
3.33 Burleith/Hillandale 2,010
2.66 University Heights 1,957
2.00 Fairfax Village 1,915
1.66 Fort Davis Park 1,896
3.33 Upper Chevy Chase 1,862
3.00 Parkview 1,800
2.00 Dupont Path 1,763
3.00 Penn Quarter 1,746
3.66 Woodland/Normanstone Terrace 1,712
2.00 River Torrace 1,707
3.66 Tenley Town 1,646
4.00 Near Southeast 1,536
4.00 Colonial Village 1,491
1.66 Lincoln Heights 1,471
2.00 Hill Crest 1,351
4.00 Vaness 1,262
1.66 Berry Farm 1,185
2.00 Eastland Gardens 1,124
2.00 Penn Branch 1,100
3.33 Wesley Heights 1,023
1.66 Burrville 904
2.66 Gateway 766
2.00 Kenilworth 745
3.33 Navy Yard 724
1.66 Fort Stanton 631
2.33 Buzzard Point 514
4.00 Fort McNair 366
3.66 North Portal Estates 293
4.00 Hawthorne 231
2.00 Arboretum 106

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 Arlington 202,999
4.33 Alexandria 136,968
2.33 Glassmanor 17,163
4.33 Chevy Chase Village 2,018
2.33 Hillcrest Heights 15,106
2.66 Mount Rainier 8,120
4.33 Brookmont 3,459
4.00 Takoma Park 16,829
2.66 Chillum 35,147
2.66 Colmar Manor 1,427
4.33 Chevy Chase 9,492
3.00 Cottage City 1,141
4.33 Silver Spring 72,942
4.33 Bethesda 58,661
2.33 Coral Hills 9,185
2.33 Suitland 25,689
2.00 Fairmount Heights 1,509
2.33 Capitol Heights 4,316
1.66 Seat Pleasant 4,590
4.33 McLean 46,751

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 New York City 8,128,980
2.66 Philadelphia 1,514,456
3.00 Boston 609,942
3.00 Chicago 2,700,741
2.33 Baltimore 620,210

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 20011 58,108
3.00 20002 53,640
1.66 20019 52,232
1.66 20020 49,961
4.00 20009 46,366
3.33 20001 38,395
1.66 20032 33,628
4.00 20016 33,020
3.66 20010 30,172
4.00 20008 27,641
4.00 20003 25,836
4.00 20007 25,055
2.66 20017 18,171
2.33 20018 16,750
4.00 20015 15,396
3.33 20012 15,037
3.66 20037 13,642
3.66 20024 12,021
4.00 20005 11,987
4.00 20036 5,356
4.00 20057 4,216
3.00 20006 2,884
3.00 20064 1,656
4.33 20004 1,569
20052 597
2.00 20317 345
20319 101
20307 88
20390 46
20373 39
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 School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 Arlington County Public Schools 35
4.33 Fairfax County Public Schools 212
4.00 Montgomery County Public Schools 205
3.66 Alexandria City Public Schools 19
3.00 District of Columbia Public Schools 134
2.00 Prince George's County Public Schools 211

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 Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Philadelphia, PA
African American 51.31% 12.21% 63.47% 23.05% 32.98% 23.05% 42.60%
White 34.04% 64.16% 28.05% 47.14% 32.01% 33.51% 37.07%
Hispanic 8.98% 16.05% 3.91% 17.29% 28.11% 28.41% 11.98%
Asian 3.47% 4.67% 2.29% 8.99% 5.35% 12.60% 6.23%
Multiracial 1.63% 1.85% 1.82% 1.84% 1.13% 1.39% 1.54%
Other 0.25% 0.21% 0.16% 1.45% 0.23% 0.79% 0.37%
Native American 0.22% 0.66% 0.22% 0.17% 0.13% 0.18% 0.17%
Pacific Islander 0.05% 0.15% 0.04% 0.03% 0.02% 0.03% 0%

Age

Washington, D.C. United States Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Philadelphia, PA
9 years and under 10% 13% 12% 10% 13% 12% 13%
10 to 17 years 7% 11% 10% 7% 10% 10% 10%
18 to 24 years 14% 10% 12% 19% 11% 10% 13%
25 to 34 years 20% 13% 16% 21% 19% 17% 16%
35 to 44 years 14% 14% 13% 13% 14% 14% 13%
45 to 54 years 13% 15% 14% 11% 13% 14% 13%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 11% 9% 10% 11% 10%
65 and over 11% 13% 12% 10% 10% 12% 12%

Education Levels

Washington, D.C. United States Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Philadelphia, PA
Less than a high school diploma 13% 15% 21% 16% 20% 21% 20%
High school diploma or equivalent 20% 29% 30% 23% 24% 25% 35%
Some college or associate degree 17% 29% 23% 18% 24% 20% 22%
Bachelor's degree 22% 18% 14% 23% 20% 20% 13%
Master's degree or higher 28% 10% 12% 19% 13% 14% 9%

Gender

Washington, D.C. United States Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Philadelphia, PA
Male 47.3% 49.2% 47.0% 47.9% 48.6% 47.5% 47.1%
Female 52.7% 50.8% 53.0% 52.1% 51.4% 52.5% 52.9%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Washington, D.C. United States Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Philadelphia, PA
Rent 57.2% 33.9% 50.5% 65.4% 53.0% 67.4% 45.1%
Own 42.8% 66.1% 49.5% 34.6% 47.0% 32.6% 54.9%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Washington, D.C. United States Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Philadelphia, PA
Assault 537.5 280.9 743.6 483.6 453.1 376.5 562.6
Murder 13.9 5.6 34.9 9.0 18.5 5.1 21.5
Rape 37.3 29.2 50.4 39.5 NA 14.0 57.2
Robbery 589.1 150.7 576.4 302.9 497.6 243.7 518.8

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Washington, D.C. United States Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Philadelphia, PA
Burglary 556.5 718.3 1242.3 527.2 839.9 224.8 780.0
Larceny 3510.2 2276.2 2781.4 2124.8 2684.9 1398.6 2507.7
Motor vehicle theft 561.3 275.5 636.6 257.5 627.7 98.8 415.9

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
43°
29°
47°
31°
56°
38°
67°
47°
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56°
84°
66°
88°
71°
86°
70°
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62°
68°
51°
58°
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47°
32°
Precipitation
2.8"
2.6"
3.5"
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3.8"
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    Avg. High Avg. Low

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  • 47°
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  • 75°
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    Precipitation

  • 2.8"
  • 2.6"
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  • 5.6"
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    Avg. Temps

  • 43°
    29°
  • 47°
    31°
  • 56°
    38°
  • 67°
    47°
  • 75°
    56°
  • 84°
    66°
  • 88°
    71°
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    70°
  • 80°
    62°
  • 68°
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    Precipitation

  • 2.8"
  • 2.6"
  • 3.5"
  • 3.1"
  • 4.0"
  • 3.8"
  • 3.7"
  • 2.9"
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  • 5.6"
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  • 1.3"
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