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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  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
    A
Petworth is a neighborhood in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia with a population of 24,507. Living in Petworth offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Petworth there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Petworth and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$552,489
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,176
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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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
    218.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    16.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    331.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    173.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,434.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    202.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$83,335
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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Petworth Reviews

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What I like about Petworth is that everything is near. Schools are nearby, grocery and retail stores are also at walking distance, and public transportations are in every corner. What I would like to see changed however is the un-affordability of my neighborhood. As a result of gentrification, house prices have increased and D.C. leaving many long term residents to move outside of D.C. In light of D.C.'s gentrification, it has brought an increase of wealth in D.C.'s economy which has led to the creation of new local businesses. Overall Petworth is a very good neighborhood to live in.
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Petworth is a very diverse community. I have a special appreciation for the spectrum of age ranges, ethnicities, and family sizes form singles to families. I enjoy being able to walk to the park and visit the farmers market on the weekends. I value the safety I feel in my neighborhood. Petworth is centrally located to several other communities and allows for expedient travel time throughout the city. I was very lucky to find a community like this.
I love that Petworth is an area for middle-class diverse families and that it’s a up and coming neighborhood. It has varieties of local markets and food options. It is also a neighborhood I grew up in which I have seen make drastic changes with living in the neighborhood , My community have experienced many changes with race and gentrification but it doesn’t take away unique background.