Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area, District of Columbia 

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Population

6,324,629

+11.3% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.6%

Median Income

$91,756

Median Home Price

$548,900

Median Age

36.7

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.0 / 5.8

summer / winter

United States / District of Columbia / Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area, District of Columbia

National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay. September, May and June are the most pleasant months in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metro area, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
State: District of Columbia
County:
Metro Area: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area
City: Washington
Zip Codes: 20011, 20002, 20019, 20020, 20009, 20001, 20032, 20016, 20010, 20003, 53 total
Cost of Living: 32.1% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level

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Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Uniquely attractive core
Arts and culture
Historic interest
Cons
Growth and sprawl
Cost of living
Summer heat

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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area is 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area's cost of living is 32.1% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metro area, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metro area remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 72.9% to 24.9%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area's population is 6,324,629 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 11.3%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 34.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area is Real Estate: $548,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.8%.

SCHOOLS
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area public schools spend $16,006 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.3 students per teacher in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria

It's a good time to buy in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria. Home Appreciation is up 13.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria is $548,900.
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Reviews for Washington-Arlington-Alexandria   1 Reviews
DC is growing and has great wages - 2/14/2021
Good place for employment, high wages, diverse & well educated population, transit, local parks and spring & fall weather. High cost of living and rat race atmosphere... Read More

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ZIP CODES IN WASHINGTON-ARLINGTON-ALEXANDRIA METRO AREA, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
20011, 20002, 20019, 20020, 20009, 20001, 20032, 20016, 20010, 20003, 53 total

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