What you need to know about Washington, DC

The capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. is divided into Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest quadrants. The federal government accounts for 30 percent of local jobs, and tourism is the second-largest industry thanks to 19 million visitors who spend $5 billion annually. Washington has pro teams from all four major men’s sports, and private universities include American, Georgetown, George Washington and Howard.

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Homes Owned 41.58%
41.58% Complete
Homes Rented 58.42%
58.42% Complete

Real Estate

In Washington, District of Columbia

Ready to move to Washington? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Washington.

Median Home Price

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In Washington, District of Columbia

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Median Household Income

Higher than the national average


In Washington, District of Columbia

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Most residents are
25-34 Years old


In Washington, District of Columbia

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Bachelor’s Degree 53%
53% Complete
Graduated High School 89%
89% Complete

Washington, DC's Livability Rankings

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