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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C+
Fort Washington is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 24,144. Fort Washington is in Prince George's County. Living in Fort Washington offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Fort Washington there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Fort Washington and residents tend to be liberal.
About Fort Washington...
Population
24,144

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$324,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,554
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Fort Washington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Fort Washington

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,726
National
$55,322

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Fort Washington Reviews

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LOVE living here! Its quite, clean and friendly. Its a quick ride to DC, quick ride to the Harbor and very accessible to the interstate. There is access to the river. There are great places to eat & friendly people. The diversity of this area is amazing. There are people from all walks of like THRIVING here in Fort Washington
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Fort Washington is a progressive community. It is a pretty safe community without regular crime. It is next to the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD which is one of the hottest vacation places in the country. Schools include those with Talented and Gifted, French Immersion, and a Math and Science Integrated High School. Community centers have a lot of activities for all children and students!
Pamela Pugh
Fort Washington is an average place to reside in terms of safety, schools, and things to do. While the area is a suburb, it is very close to Oxon Hill, which is a very unsafe neighborhood. From busy streets to some drug activity, Fort Washington wouldn't be the wisest city to choose to live in. On the other hand, since Fort Washington and Oxon Hill aren't all similar, Fort Washington is a pretty quiet area with nice homes, food places, and parks. In terms of schools, while they are located in an ok area, the teachers are not qualified enough to teach students things that they need in order further their education outside of high school, with the exception of a few.