StatisticWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaNational
Population density (sq mi)10,77910,77991
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Washington is equal to 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
  • In Washington 3.65% of the population is Asian

Compare Washington, DC Demographics


      Washington population breakdown by race

      RaceWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Washington age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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