Latest Data (2016)
Population 681,170
Nationwide Rank 21

Quick Facts

Washington, District of Columbia is the 21st largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Washington, District of Columbia is a city.

Washington, District of Columbia is currently 15.1% smaller than it was in 1950, the year of its peak recorded population.

Washington, District of Columbia's growth is about average. 44% 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
2000-2016
11 Austin, Texas 947,890 41.0%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 880,619 19.5%
13 San Francisco, California 870,887 12.0%
14 Columbus, Ohio 860,090 20.1%
15 Indianapolis, Indiana 855,164 9.3%
16 Fort Worth, Texas 854,113 56.4%
17 Charlotte, North Carolina 842,051 47.7%
18 Seattle, Washington 704,352 24.8%
19 Denver, Colorado 693,060 24.6%
20 El Paso, Texas 683,080 20.9%
21 Washington, District of Columbia 681,170 19.1%
22 Boston, Massachusetts 673,184 14.0%
23 Detroit, Michigan 672,795 -28.8%
24 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 660,388 20.9%
25 Memphis, Tennessee 652,717 -5.4%
26 Portland, Oregon 639,863 20.7%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 638,367 25.7%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 632,912 30.6%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 616,261 11.2%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 614,664 -5.2%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 595,047 -0.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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