Washington, District of Columbia 

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Population

672,228

11% Growth

Unemployment Rate

6.1%

Median Income

$69,235

Avg. Home Price

$509,000

Best Places to Live in Washington, District of Columbia

National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay
Pros
-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Summer heat

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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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Washington
Zip Codes: 20011, 20002, 20019, 20020, 20009, 20001, 20032, 20016, 20010, 20008, 53 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Washington is 6.1% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Washington jobs have increased by 3.67%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Washington's cost of living is 58.50% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Washington's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Washington's population is 672,228 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 10.76%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Washington is $509,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 31.61%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Washington

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Reviews for Washington    95 Reviews
Day to Day Life is Stressful - 11/14/2017
I've lived in and around the District for 40 years and have watched it become increasingly congested and stressful. Commutes are a nightmare made worse by the rise of... (Read More)

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Washington, DC - 9/28/2015
I've been in DC for 10 yrs now. It's a great place to live, if can afford it. I'm a Chicago native. I came to DC by way of Military.DC was my final duty station. After... (Read More)

Climate is big downside - 6/22/2015
Hazy, hot and humid. Day after... (Read More)

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ZIP CODES IN WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
20011, 20002, 20019, 20020, 20009, 20001, 20032, 20016, 20010, 20008, 53 total