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Washington, D.C.
  • City in District of Columbia

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A+
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Washington, D.C. is a city in District of Columbia with a population of 692,683. Washington, D.C. is in District of Columbia County and is one of the best places to live in District of Columbia. Living in Washington, D.C. offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Washington, D.C. there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Washington, D.C. and residents tend to be liberal.

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About Washington, D.C....
Population
692,683

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$601,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,541
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Washington, D.C. Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    570.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    23.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    48.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    334.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    260.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,659.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    325.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    23%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  12%

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