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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 minus
  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 701,974. 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
701,974

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$618,100
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,607
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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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
    577.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    27.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    43.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    309.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    275.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,683.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    472.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 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  13%
  • 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
    8%
    national  11%

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