Washington, District of Columbia 

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Economy in Washington, District of Columbia

Washington has an unemployment rate of 5.6%. The US average is 3.9%.

Washington has seen the job market increase by 1.8% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 33.7%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Washington
- The Sales Tax Rate for Washington is 5.8%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Washington is 6.5%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Washington
- The average income of a Washington resident is $46,502 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Washington resident is $69,235 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

  ECONOMYWashington, District of ColumbiaUnited States
  5.6%3.9%
  1.8%1.6%
  33.7%33.5%
  5.8%7.3%
  6.5%4.6%
  $50,832$31,177
  $77,649$57,652
  $95,995$70,850
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  0.0%1.3%
  0.0%0.6%
  3.0%6.2%
  1.3%10.4%
  0.5%2.7%
  4.9%11.6%
  2.8%4.1%
  0.2%0.9%
  4.0%2.1%
  3.1%4.7%
  2.8%1.9%
  18.5%6.7%
  0.1%0.1%
  4.1%4.3%
  9.9%9.3%
  9.7%13.8%
  2.9%2.2%
  6.5%7.4%
  9.0%4.9%
  16.7%4.8%
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    Reviews for Washington    96 Reviews
    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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    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

    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


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