What is the current population of Washington?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Washington is 705,749. Washington, District of Columbia is the 20th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Washington?

The peak population of Washington was in 1950, when its population was 802,178. In 1950, Washington was the 9th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 20th largest city in the US. Washington is currently 12.0% smaller than it was in 1950.

How quickly is Washington growing?

Washington has grown 23.4% since the 2000. Washington, District of Columbia's growth is about average. 42% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is Washington the biggest city in District of Columbia?

Yes, Washington is the biggest city in the state of District of Columbia based on population. Washington is also the only city in District of Columbia that is among the top 100 biggest cities in the US.

What county is Washington, District of Columbia in?

Washington is located entirely in District of Columbia.

What is the population density of Washington, District of Columbia?

Washington has a population density of 9,856.6 people per square mile. Washington has the 8th highest population density among large cities in the United States.

What is the size of Washington, District of Columbia in square miles?

Washington has an area of 61.0 square miles. Washington is the largest city, by area, in District of Columbia.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 705,749 20
2018 702,455 20
2017 693,972 20
2016 681,170 21
2015 672,228 22
2014 658,893 22
2013 646,449 23
2012 632,323 24
2011 619,020 25
2010 601,723 24
2009 599,657 27
2008 590,074 27
2007 586,409 26
2006 583,978 25
2005 582,049 24
2004 579,796 24
2003 577,777 23
2002 579,585 22
2001 578,042 22
2000 571,744 21
1990 606,900 19
1980 638,333 15
1970 756,510 9
1960 763,956 9
1950 802,178 9
1940 663,091 11
1930 486,869 14
1920 437,571 14
1910 331,069 16
1900 278,718 15
1890 230,392 14
1880 147,293 14
1870 109,199 12
1860 61,122 14
1850 40,001 18
1840 23,364 13

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
10 San Jose, California 1,021,795 13.0%
11 Austin, Texas 978,908 45.6%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 911,507 23.7%
13 Fort Worth, Texas 909,585 66.5%
14 Columbus, Ohio 898,553 25.5%
15 Charlotte, North Carolina 885,708 55.4%
16 San Francisco, California 881,549 13.4%
17 Indianapolis, Indiana 876,384 12.0%
18 Seattle, Washington 753,675 33.6%
19 Denver, Colorado 727,211 30.7%
20 Washington, District of Columbia 705,749 23.4%
21 Boston, Massachusetts 692,600 17.3%
22 El Paso, Texas 681,728 20.7%
23 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 670,820 22.8%
24 Detroit, Michigan 670,031 -29.1%
25 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 655,057 29.0%
26 Portland, Oregon 654,741 23.5%
27 Las Vegas, Nevada 651,319 34.4%
28 Memphis, Tennessee 651,073 -5.6%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 617,638 11.4%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 593,490 -8.5%

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