Latest Data (2017)
Population 693,972
Nationwide Rank 20

Quick Facts

Washington, District of Columbia is the 20th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Washington, District of Columbia is a city.

Washington, District of Columbia is currently 13.5% 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
2000-2017
10 San Jose, California 1,035,317 14.5%
11 Austin, Texas 950,715 41.4%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 892,062 21.1%
13 San Francisco, California 884,363 13.7%
14 Columbus, Ohio 879,170 22.7%
15 Fort Worth, Texas 874,168 60.1%
16 Indianapolis, Indiana 863,002 10.3%
17 Charlotte, North Carolina 859,035 50.7%
18 Seattle, Washington 724,745 28.4%
19 Denver, Colorado 704,621 26.7%
20 Washington, District of Columbia 693,972 21.3%
21 Boston, Massachusetts 685,094 16.0%
22 El Paso, Texas 683,577 21.0%
23 Detroit, Michigan 673,104 -28.7%
24 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 667,560 22.2%
25 Memphis, Tennessee 652,236 -5.4%
26 Portland, Oregon 647,805 22.2%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 643,648 26.8%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 641,676 32.4%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 621,349 12.1%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 611,648 -5.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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