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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Washington, D.C. is a city in District of Columbia with a population of 672,391. 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. The public schools in Washington, D.C. are above average.
About Washington, D.C....
Population
672,391

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$537,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,424
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Washington, D.C. Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    529.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    16.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    63.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    338.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    260.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,529
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    366.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
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
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Washington, D.C.

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$77,649
National
$55,322
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Washington, D.C. Reviews

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Washington DC brings a neighborhood of diversity! There is so to learn from all the different ethnicity's in the area. There is always something to do in all parts; whether it's arts, eating, education, night life, sports. Not only are the folks diverse but so is the weather! You get a feel for all 4 seasons. Things I would change about DC are prices. I am not fortunate to have a high paying job so some areas and events I cannot attend. I live outside of DC due to the high prices in the city.
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Washington is everyone' city. Not only is it the Nation's Capital, where politicians and lawyers and lobbyists rub shoulders in the corridors of power, it is also the city of recent immigrants, the Vietnamese, Ethiopians, and South Americans, who each bring their food and culture to various neighborhoods, and it also the city for foodies with a burgeoning amazing food scene, and it is the city of historically black neighborhoods of beautiful old rowhouses. It is city of Smithsonian museums on just about anything, and inspiring monuments and memorials to the American identity and hope. Washington is the city of parks and nature trails and joggers and outdoor volleyball and pick-up baseball on the National Mall, where the sun sets over the great landmark, the Washington Monument, and if you are lucky, you might see Air Force One landing at Andrews Air Force base not too far away.
To start off, there are several attractions to visit such as the beautiful White House, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the Harbor, the National Museum of African Americans, and others. The museums were personally the best part of DC because there is so much to learn from them and there is just so much more history to discover. It is just amazing how beautifully and concisely these museums are constructed. However, my most favorite part of all about DC is that there are several activities that a family can do together. There are various shopping outlets; waterfront activities such as canoeing, kayaking, boat tours, paddle boats; tours and sightseeing; and live entertainments. So whenever you get a chance to visit Washington DC, please consider. It's a nice area, especially around Christmas time when the area is beautifully decorated with bright Christmas lights.