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Overview
Population:605,759
Pop. Change:6%
State: District of Columbia
Metro Area: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area
County: District of Columbia County
City:Washington
Zip Code:20011, 20002, ... 31 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Washington's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area

Profile: National center  Location: Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay Elevation: 26 Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

PROCON
Uniquely attractive core Growth and sprawl
Arts and cultureCost of living
Historic interest Summer heat

Interesting Facts about Washington, District of Columbia

As of 2014, Washington's population is 605,759 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 5.89 percent.

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The median home cost in Washington is $434,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 7.80 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Washington's cost of living is 54.00% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Washington public schools spend $26,736 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 12.1 students per teacher in Washington.

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The unemployment rate in Washington is 7.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Washington jobs have Decreased by 0.41 percent.


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Map Of Washington

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Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Washington's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes