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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$475,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,327
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%

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.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    599
    0
  • Murder
    24
    0
  • Rape
    73
    41
  • Robbery
    506
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    442
    1
  • Theft
    3,599
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    475
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$70,848
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Washington, D.C. Reviews

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I love living in DC--it's slower paced than New York, which overwhelms me (though I love it) and has an amazing multi-cultural, multi-racial, multi-national, multi-lingual mix of people. Not to mention great outlets for art, theatre, music, and neighborhoods with a good mix of character. Definitely not just politics!
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Washington D.C. is amazing, it's a small city version of New York! Many different background there, it's big mixing pot, I love it, dive in to other people culture, it's amazing. The different variety of restaurants are never ending, there is always something new to discover, even in the surrounding counties. Although the cost of living is expensive, it's worth it with decent schooling along with rapid transportation, but traffic is hectic.
Never a dull moment! Whether it's a new bar or artistic event, the opportunities are endless. Museums are free and always changing. There are also festivals and events that are free admission or no more than $20. Night life is also live and different each time. Whether it's Nelly's or bar hopping in Adams Morgan...classy or trashy...you choose! Plus the people you meet are liberal and fun!