Washington employment information

IndexWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaNational
Income per capita$46,502$46,502$28,555
Median household income$69,235$69,235$53,482
Median income owner occupied$111,430$111,430$68,142
Median income renter occupied$47,000$47,000$33,219
Median earnings male$50,005$50,005$36,116
Median earnings female$43,865$43,865$25,692
Unemployment rate7.2%7.2%5.8%
Poverty level18.2%18.2%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Washington is 63% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Washington is 29% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Washington is 23% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Washington is 17% higher than the national average.

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Washington median earnings by income bracket

Washington employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.5%0.8%
Manufacturing sector1.5%0.0%
Financial & insurance services3.4%2.6%
Wholesale & retail services5.4%5.7%
Public administration16.5%17.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.5%2.1%
Education, health & social services13.0%25.3%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Chevy Chase Section Five, MD736$250,001367%
Chevy Chase, MD2,907$250,001367%
Chevy Chase Village, MD1,974$250,001367%
Martin's Additions, MD977$246,875362%
Somerset, MD1,148$241,964352%
Washington, DC633,736$69,23529%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Denver, CO633,777$51,8003%
Seattle, WA637,850$67,36526%
Boston, MA639,594$54,4852%
Nashville, TN624,261$46,75813%
Baltimore, MD622,271$41,81922%
Washington, DC633,736$69,23529%
Source: The Washington, DC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.