Washington, DC 

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+19.4% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

151.9 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

7.5 / 5.9

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Washington, DC

Washington D.C. is a vibrant city full of history and culture. Visit the iconic landmarks like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, or the Smithsonian Museums - all within walking distance of each other. Explore famous monuments such as The Washington Monument or take a tour of Capitol Hill and experience our nation's political history firsthand. With its dynamic nightlife scene, world-class restaurants, and abundance of art and cultural institutions, Washington D.C. has something to offer every kind of traveler! National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay.
Zip Codes: 20011, 20002, 20019, 20020, 20009, 20001, 20032, 20016, 20010, 20003, 45 total
Cost of Living: 51.9% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level
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Uniquely attractive core
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What Bert Has To Say About Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area

It would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall. To the northwest of the mall, but still within the city limits, lies the upscale residential and commercial enclave of Georgetown, home to Georgetown University, George Washington Hospital, and a variety of entertainment and nightlife amenities. But not all of the D.C. central city glitters; to the north and east in particular lies a considerable expanse of socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and areas of urban decay.


The unemployment rate in Washington is 7.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Washington jobs have increased by 1.8%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Washington's cost of living is 51.9% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Washington's Cost of Living

September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Washington, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, District of Columbia county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 92.1% to 5.4%. More Voting Stats

Washington's population is 683,154 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 15.1%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 30.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Washington is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.6%.

Washington public schools spend $28,494 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.3 students per teacher in Washington. More Education

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Housing Market in Washington

It's a good time to buy in Washington. Home Appreciation is up 3.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Washington is .

Reviews for Washington   97 Reviews
The worst - 8/31/2021
Living in DC long term brings on a kind of insidious misery. A long, slow, simmering down of any natural optimism or desire for a better future. It’s a leach of a town... Read More

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It was time to leave. - 3/3/2020
Parts are beautiful but alot is rundown and ghetto. They always show the monuments and upper nw neighborhoods but never show hoods across the Anacostia River. Crime is... Read More

Great town with it's challenges - 7/18/2019
Moved to DC 40 years ago from Mpls-St. Paul. DC is an amazing town. Downside is people are very competitive, everything is expensive. Great restaurants, foodie heaven... Read More

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