Columbia Heights demographics profile

StatisticColumbia HeightsWashingtonDistrict of Columbia
Population density (sq mi)34,73410,77910
Median age31.433.833.8
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 Columbia Heights is 222% higher than Washington.
  • The median age in Columbia Heights is 7% lower than Washington.
  • In Columbia Heights 40.43% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Columbia Heights 39.56% of the population is African American.
  • In Columbia Heights 5.60% of the population is Asian.

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Columbia Heights population breakdown by race

RaceColumbia HeightsWashingtonDistrict of Columbia
African American39.56%48.35%48.35%
American Indian0.10%0.33%0.33%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.04%0.04%
Mixed race2.33%2.77%2.77%
Other race11.98%4.50%4.50%
In Columbia Heights, 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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Columbia Heights age breakdown

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