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1.33% growth
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About the photo: A look at the east front of the U.S. Capitol from the Senate wing.


The economy of Washington, DC employs 364,797 people. The economy of Washington, DC is specialized in Public Admin.; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Other services, except public administration, which employ respectively 3.8; 2.18; and 1.84 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Washington, DC are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (65,274), Public Admin. (58,294), and Educational Services (36,341), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($110,395), Finance & Insurance ($81,007), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($76,607).

Median household income in Washington, DC is $75,506. Males in Washington, DC have an average income that is 1.17 times higher than the average income of females, which is $78,270. The income inequality of Washington, DC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Washington, DC. In District of Columbia, DC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 113 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,057. District of Columbia, DC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in District of Columbia.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Washington, DC is from the county of District of Columbia, DC.

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Washington, DC is home to a population of 681,170 people, from which 92.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Washington, DC is composed of 315,848 Black residents (46.4%), 247,185 White residents (36.3%), 74,422 Hispanic residents (10.9%), 25,952 Asian residents (3.81%), and 14,264 Two+ residents (2.09%). The most common foreign languages in Washington, DC are Spanish (50,782 speakers), African Languages (9,787 speakers), and French (9,175 speakers), but compared to other places, Washington, DC has a relative high number of African Languages (9,787 speakers), French (9,175 speakers), and Scandinavian (724 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Washington, DC awarded 27,957 degrees. The student population of Washington, DC is skewed towards females, with 11,733 male students and 16,224 female students. Most students in Washington, DC are White (12,169 and 43.5%), followed by Black or African American (5,589 and 20%), Unknown (2,593 and 9.3%), and Asian (1,846 and 6.6%). The largest universities in Washington, DC by number of graduates are George Washington University (9,311 and 33.3%), Georgetown University (6,706 and 24%), and American University (4,089 and 14.6%). The most popular majors in Washington, DC are General Business Administration & Management (1,340 and 4.79%), International Relations & Affairs (757 and 2.71%), and Registered Nursing (419 and 1.5%). The median tuition costs in Washington, DC are $44,046 for private four year colleges, and $4,752 and $10,896 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington, DC is $576,100, which is 2.81 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $551,300 to $576,100, a 4.5% increase. The homeownership rate of Washington, DC is 39.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Washington, DC have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they commute by Public Transit. Car ownership in Washington, DC is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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