Latest Data (2018)
Population 702,455
Nationwide Rank 20

Quick Facts

Washington, District of Columbia is the 20th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Washington, District of Columbia is a city.

Washington, District of Columbia is currently 12.4% smaller than it was in 1950, the year of its peak recorded population.

Washington, District of Columbia's growth is about average. 40% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Washington, District of Columbia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
10 San Jose, California 1,030,119 14.0%
11 Austin, Texas 964,254 43.4%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 903,889 22.7%
13 Fort Worth, Texas 895,008 63.9%
14 Columbus, Ohio 892,533 24.6%
15 San Francisco, California 883,305 13.6%
16 Charlotte, North Carolina 872,498 53.1%
17 Indianapolis, Indiana 867,125 10.8%
18 Seattle, Washington 744,955 32.0%
19 Denver, Colorado 716,492 28.8%
20 Washington, District of Columbia 702,455 22.8%
21 Boston, Massachusetts 694,583 17.6%
22 El Paso, Texas 682,669 20.8%
23 Detroit, Michigan 672,662 -28.8%
24 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 669,053 22.5%
25 Portland, Oregon 653,115 23.2%
26 Memphis, Tennessee 650,618 -5.7%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 649,021 27.8%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 644,644 33.0%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 620,118 11.9%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 602,495 -7.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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