StatisticAnacostiaWashingtonDistrict of Columbia
Population density (sq mi)10,38310,77910,779
Median age34.333.833.8
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a34%34%
Families w/ Kids under 1850%43%43%
Speak Englishn/a83%83%
Speak Spanishn/a9%9%

Key findings

  • The population density in Anacostia is 4% lower than Washington
  • The median age in Anacostia is 1% higher than Washington
  • In Anacostia 2.05% of the population is White
  • In Anacostia 94.63% of the population is Black
  • In Anacostia 0.30% of the population is Asian

Compare Washington, DC Demographics


      Anacostia population breakdown by race

      RaceAnacostiaWashingtonDistrict of Columbia
      American Indian0.20%0.33%0.33%
      Native Hawaiian0.04%0.04%0.04%
      Mixed race1.20%2.77%2.77%
      Other race1.58%4.50%4.50%
      In Anacostia, 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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Anacostia age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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