Income/capita 26%
Household income 31%
Unemployment 160%
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IndexAnacostiaWashingtonDistrict of Columbia
Income per capita$22,057$48,781$48,781
Median household income$38,135$72,935$72,935
Median income owner occupied$0$118,203$118,203
Median income renter occupied$0$49,113$49,113
Median earnings male$33,268$51,839$51,839
Median earnings female$32,439$44,179$44,179
Unemployment rate12.1%6.0%6.0%
Poverty leveln/a17.9%17.9%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Anacostia is 26% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Anacostia is 31% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Anacostia is 160% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Anacostia is 100% lower than the national average

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      Anacostia employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.9%0.5%
      Manufacturing sector1.8%0.1%
      Financial & insurance services0.4%2.0%
      Wholesale & retail services12.4%8.0%
      Public administration10.6%17.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.1%4.6%
      Education, health & social services15.1%29.8%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Chevy Chase Section Five, MD641$250,001351.9%
      Somerset, MD1,215$250,001351.9%
      Chevy Chase town, MD2,948$250,001351.9%
      Chevy Chase Village, MD2,030$250,001351.9%
      Martin's Additions, MD912$250,001351.9%
      Washington, DC659,009$72,93531.8%

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      Boston, MA658,279$58,5165.8%
      Memphis, TN655,857$36,97533.2%
      Denver, CO663,303$56,2581.7%
      Seattle, WA668,849$74,45834.6%
      Nashville, TN643,771$49,8919.8%
      Washington, DC659,009$72,93531.8%
      Source: The Anacostia, Washington, DC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).