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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Population

633,736
Up by 7.15%
Washington, D.C.
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Our nation's capital offers far more activities than just the monuments and museums.
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Housing

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

$454,500
No change.

Schools

In Washington, District of Columbia


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Washington rates.

Median Household Income

$69,235
Higher than the national average

Business

In Washington, District of Columbia


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Washington.

Residents

Most residents are
25-34 Years old

Health

In Washington, District of Columbia


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Washington.

Education

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

Washington, DC's Livability Rankings

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