StatisticSouth WestWashingtonDistrict of Columbia
Population density (sq mi)8,63110,77910,779
Median age40.633.833.8
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a34%34%
Families w/ Kids under 1828%43%43%
Speak Englishn/a83%83%
Speak Spanishn/a9%9%

Key findings

  • The population density in South West is 20% lower than Washington
  • The median age in South West is 20% higher than Washington
  • In South West 45.92% of the population is White
  • In South West 43.92% of the population is Black
  • In South West 5.13% of the population is Asian

Compare Washington, DC Demographics


      South West population breakdown by race

      RaceSouth WestWashingtonDistrict of Columbia
      American Indian0.98%0.33%0.33%
      Native Hawaiian0.16%0.04%0.04%
      Mixed race3.30%2.77%2.77%
      Other race0.61%4.50%4.50%
      In South West, 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

      South West age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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