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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Downtown is a neighborhood in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia with a population of 2,940. Downtown is in District of Columbia County and is one of the best places to live in District of Columbia. Living in Downtown offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Downtown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Downtown and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Downtown are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$454,618
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,063
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    896
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    1,448
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    620
    500
  • Theft
    34,092
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,586
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$108,585
National
$55,322
Children
4%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    51%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    7%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Downtown Reviews

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There are barley any children or older teens to hangout with. Most of the people in the neighborhood are unmarred 20 to 30 year-olds with no children. Social there is almost nothing for teenagers, but is top notch for safety and security, to keep your children and teens safe. There are too many tourists, protesters, and rioters coming from all over the country disturbing the peace, but they do make us some money.
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