Washington, District of Columbia 

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Economy in Washington, District of Columbia

Washington has an unemployment rate of 5.9%. The US average is 3.7%.

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
  5.9%3.7%
  1.8%1.6%
  33.7%33.5%
  6.0%6.2%
  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
    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

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    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

    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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    ZIP CODES IN WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    20011, 20002, 20019, 20020, 20009, 20001, 20032, 20016, 20010, 20003, ... 53 more

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