Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexColumbia HeightsWashingtonDistrict of Columbia
Income per capita$44,489$58,659$48,781
Median household income$79,273$90,842$72,935
Median income owner occupied$0$140,459$118,203
Median income renter occupied$0$61,871$49,113
Median earnings male$50,230$65,719$51,839
Median earnings female$41,719$55,046$44,179
Unemployment rate5.6%5.0%6.0%
Poverty leveln/a15.5%17.9%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Columbia Heights is 49% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Columbia Heights is 43% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Columbia Heights is 21% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Columbia Heights is 100% lower than the national average

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      $60,555 $90,842 $181,684
      $48,618 $72,935 $145,870
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Columbia Heights median earnings by income bracket

      Columbia Heights employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.3%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector1.3%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services3.5%1.4%
      Wholesale & retail services4.9%5.3%
      Public administration15.6%12.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.1%1.3%
      Education, health & social services11.4%24.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Chevy Chase town, MD2,948$250,001351.9%
      Chevy Chase View, MD1,151$250,001351.9%
      Chevy Chase, MD2,979$250,001351.9%
      Chevy Chase Village, MD1,871$250,001351.9%
      Martin's Additions, MD1,089$250,001351.9%
      Washington, DC701,974$90,84264.2%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Vancouver, BC694,440n/a 
      Boston, MA689,326$76,29837.9%
      Denver, CO715,878$72,66131.3%
      El Paso, TX679,879$48,86611.7%
      Detroit, MI672,351$32,49841.3%
      Washington, DC701,974$90,84264.2%
      Source: The Columbia Heights, Washington, DC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).