Washington demographics profile

StatisticWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaNational
Population659,009659,009318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)10,7791091
Median age33.833.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)34%34%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1843%43%43%
Speak English83%83%79%
Speak Spanish9%9%13%
Washington, DC has a population of 659,009 and is the 22nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 10,779 per sq mi which is 107687% higher than the District of Columbia average and 11797% higher than the national average. The median age in Washington is 34 which is approximately equal to the District of Columbia average of 34. In Washington, 34% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 83% speak English and 9% speak Spanish. 37% of Washington residents were born in District of Columbia, 47% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 14% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Washington is 107687% higher than District of Columbia.
  • The median age in Washington is equal to District of Columbia.
  • In Washington 40.37% of the population is White.
  • In Washington 48.35% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Washington 3.65% of the population is Asian.

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Washington population breakdown by race

RaceWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaNational
White40.37%40.37%73.35%
Black or African American48.35%48.35%12.63%
Asian3.65%3.65%5.22%
American Indian0.33%0.33%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race2.77%2.77%3.06%
Other race4.50%4.50%4.75%
In Washington, 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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Source: The Washington, DC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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