Shaw demographics profile

StatisticShawWashingtonDistrict of Columbia
Population density (sq mi)11,44710,77910
Median age32.733.833.8
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a34%34%
Speak Englishn/a83%83%
Speak Spanishn/a9%9%

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  • The population density in Shaw is 6% higher than Washington.
  • The median age in Shaw is 3% lower than Washington.
  • In Shaw 43.21% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Shaw 40.51% of the population is African American.
  • In Shaw 7.52% of the population is Asian.

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Shaw population breakdown by race

RaceShawWashingtonDistrict of Columbia
African American40.51%48.35%48.35%
American Indian0.07%0.33%0.33%
Native Hawaiian0.02%0.04%0.04%
Mixed race3.24%2.77%2.77%
Other race5.43%4.50%4.50%
In Shaw, 10.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Shaw age breakdown

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Age of children in married couples

Source: The Shaw, Washington, DC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).