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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Howard University is a neighborhood in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia with a population of 510. Howard University is in District of Columbia County and is one of the best places to live in District of Columbia. Living in Howard University offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Howard University there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Howard University and residents tend to be liberal.
About Howard University...
Population
510

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$693,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,835
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    62.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    313.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    31.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,099.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    125.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$107,083
National
$55,322
Families with Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    46%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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I would like to see the community of Howard University more actively involved in the surrounding areas! It would be great if we could also help reduce the presence of litter in the streets.
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What I love about Howard University is that it offers many opportunities for people of all backgrounds to receive a very good education. Also, I love being surrounded by people from all walks of life. However, something Id like to see change is how some of the administration and faculty interact with students.
I visit the howard univesity area is never disappointing to me. I visit it frequently and always notice something new in the space. tHere are lots of eating otpions.