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.

Washington Geography [top]

What county is Washington, District of Columbia in?

Washington is located entirely in District of Columbia.

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.

Washington Population Facts [top]

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 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.

Washington Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Washington, District of Columbia?

The total voting age population of Washington, District of Columbia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 519,267. The voting age population is 46.5% male and 53.5% female.

What percentage of Washington, District of Columbia residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 12.1% of the residents of Washington are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Washington, District of Columbia?

The racial demographics of Washington are 46.3% Black, 41.3% White, 5.0% Other, 4.0% Asian, 3.1% Two or more races, 0.3% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 11.0% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Washington, District of Columbia residents are below the poverty line?

In Washington, 16.2% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 24.0%. On a per-household basis, 12.2% of families are below the poverty line in Washington.

What percentage of Washington, District of Columbia residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 70.4% of Washington residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Washington, District of Columbia residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 90.9% of Washington residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 58.5% have a bachelor's degree and 33.8% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Washington, District of Columbia residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Washington residents aged 5 and older, 17.2% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 9.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 4.1% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.0% speak an Asian language.

Washington Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Washington, District of Columbia?

The unemployment rate in Washington is 6.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Washington, District of Columbia residents work for the government?

In Washington, 24.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Washington, District of Columbia?

The median household income in Washington is $86,420.

Washington Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Washington, District of Columbia?

In Washington, 41.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Washington, District of Columbia?

Renters occupy 58.4% of housing units in Washington.

What percentage of Washington, District of Columbia housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Washington, 34.1% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Washington, District of Columbia housing units were built after 2000?

In Washington, 15.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 48,700 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Washington, District of Columbia?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Washington is $1,541.

What percentage of households in Washington, District of Columbia have broadband internet?

In Washington, 82.6% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Washington Population By Year

Population Graph For Washington
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
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

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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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