StatisticDowntownWashingtonDistrict of Columbia
Population density (sq mi)2,20110,77910,779
Median age34.133.833.8
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a34%34%
Families w/ Kids under 1826%43%43%
Speak Englishn/a83%83%
Speak Spanishn/a9%9%

Key findings

  • The population density in Downtown is 80% lower than Washington
  • The median age in Downtown is 1% higher than Washington
  • In Downtown 64.96% of the population is White
  • In Downtown 13.58% of the population is Black
  • In Downtown 15.20% of the population is Asian

Compare Washington, DC Demographics


      Downtown population breakdown by race

      RaceDowntownWashingtonDistrict of Columbia
      American Indian0.00%0.33%0.33%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.04%0.04%
      Mixed race2.95%2.77%2.77%
      Other race3.31%4.50%4.50%
      In Downtown, 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

      Downtown age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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