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As of 2010, the total population of District Of Columbia County is 601,723, which is 5.19% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 5.19% and is lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. The District Of Columbia County population density is 8,804.86 people per square mile, which is about the same as the state average density of 8,804.86 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 81.32 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in District Of Columbia County is black, which represent 50.71% of the total population. The average District Of Columbia County education level is about the same as the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010: 601,723. #1

Population Growth Since 2000, #1

District Of Columbia County
District of Columbia

Population Density, #1

District Of Columbia County
8,804.86 per square mile
District of Columbia
8,804.86 per square mile
81.32 per square mile

Population by Races

White:231,471 (38.47%, #1)
Black:305,125 (50.71%, #1)
Hispanic:54,749 (9.10%, #1)
Asian:21,056 (3.50%, #1)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):2,381 (0.40%, #1)
One Race, Other:24,374 (4.05%, see rank)
Two or More Races:17,316 (2.88%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:8,507 (15.54%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:3,129 (5.72%, see rank)
Cuban:1,789 (3.27%, see rank)
Central American:23,354 (42.66%, see rank)
South American:7,639 (13.95%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:5,214 (24.76%, see rank)
Chinese:5,215 (24.77%, see rank)
Filipino:2,690 (12.78%, see rank)
Japanese:1,172 (5.57%, see rank)
Korean:2,290 (10.88%, see rank)
Vietnamese:1,567 (7.44%, see rank)
Asian, Other:2,394 (11.37%, see rank)

*Based on 2010 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

541,641 (89.42%) out of the total population of 605,759 reported first ancestry.

 District Of Columbia County% of the Total PopulationDistrict of ColumbiaU.S.
Arab4,1790.69%, see rank0.69%0.53%
Czech1,5190.25%, see rank0.25%0.50%
Danish1,4620.24%, see rank0.24%0.45%
Dutch3,3380.55%, see rank0.55%1.51%
English32,4225.35%, see rank5.35%8.53%
French11,6741.93%, see rank1.93%3.54%
German41,0816.78%, see rank6.78%15.79%
Greek1,9650.32%, see rank0.32%0.42%
Hungarian2,4530.40%, see rank0.40%0.48%
Irish41,5536.86%, see rank6.86%11.36%
Italian19,7693.26%, see rank3.26%5.66%
Norwegian3,8850.64%, see rank0.64%1.46%
Polish11,4141.88%, see rank1.88%3.13%
Portuguese1,0670.18%, see rank0.18%0.46%
Russian10,5451.74%, see rank1.74%0.97%
Scotch-Irish4,0380.67%, see rank0.67%1.07%
Scottish8,3091.37%, see rank1.37%1.81%
Subsaharan African16,8312.78%, see rank2.78%0.93%
Swedish4,4850.74%, see rank0.74%1.34%
Swiss1,7820.29%, see rank0.29%0.31%
Ukrainian1,9190.32%, see rank0.32%0.31%
American10,8541.79%, see rank1.79%6.72%
Welsh2,7090.45%, see rank0.45%0.60%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 284,222 (47.23%, see rank)
Females: 317,501 (52.77%, see rank)

District Of Columbia County
Male: 47.23%
Female: 52.77%
District of Columbia
Male: 47.23%
Female: 52.77%
Male: 49.16%
Female: 50.84%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
District Of Columbia County
33.80 years old
District of Columbia
33.80 years old
37.20 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
District Of Columbia County
33.60 years old
District of Columbia
33.60 years old
35.80 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
District Of Columbia County
34.00 years old
District of Columbia
34.00 years old
38.50 years old

 District Of Columbia County% of the Total PopulationDistrict of ColumbiaU.S.
Under 5 years32,6135.42%, see rank5.42%6.54%
5 to 9 years26,1474.35%, see rank4.35%6.59%
10 to 14 years25,0414.16%, see rank4.16%6.70%
15 to 19 years39,9196.63%, see rank6.63%7.14%
20 to 24 years64,11010.65%, see rank10.65%6.99%
25 to 34 years124,74520.73%, see rank20.73%13.30%
35 to 44 years80,65913.40%, see rank13.40%13.30%
45 to 54 years75,70312.58%, see rank12.58%14.58%
55 to 64 years63,97710.63%, see rank10.63%11.82%
65 to 74 years36,9696.14%, see rank6.14%7.03%
75 to 84 21,5253.58%, see rank3.58%4.23%
85 years and over10,3151.71%, see rank1.71%1.78%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 District Of Columbia CountyDistrict of ColumbiaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population417,432, 100%417,432204,336,017
Less Than High School52,036, 12.47%, see rank12.47%14.28%
High School Graduate79,574, 19.06%, see rank19.06%28.24%
Some College or Associate Degree72,073, 17.27%, see rank17.27%28.99%
Bachelor Degree93,963, 22.51%, see rank22.51%17.88%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree119,786, 28.70%, see rank28.70%10.61%
USA.com Education Index#14.76, see rank14.7613.47
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 District Of Columbia County District of ColumbiaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten16,92875.27%24.73%75.27%24.73%70.05%29.95%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)40,89681.53%, see rank18.47%, see rank81.53%18.47%89.62%10.38%
High School (Grades 9-12)25,83083.76%, see rank16.24%, see rank83.76%16.24%90.52%9.48%
College48,01029.90%, see rank70.10%, see rank29.90%70.10%77.79%22.21%
Graduate School25,02724.15%, see rank75.85%, see rank24.15%75.85%58.62%41.38%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 District Of Columbia CountyDistrict of ColumbiaU.S.
Total Households266,707, 100%266,707116,716,292
Average Household Size2.11, see rank2.112.58
1 Person Households117,431, 44.03%, see rank44.03%26.74%
2 or More Person Households149,276, 55.97%, see rank55.97%73.26%
Family Households (Families)112,715, 42.26%, see rank42.26%66.43%
Average Family Size3.01, see rank3.013.14
Married-Couple Family58,659, 21.99%, see rank21.99%48.42%
Nonfamily Households153,992, 57.74%, see rank57.74%33.57%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 District Of Columbia County%District of ColumbiaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total518,785see rank518,785248,042,237
Males, 15 Years and Over242,432100%, see rank242,432120,789,875
Never Married142,16258.64%, see rank58.64%35.08%
Married74,48530.72%, see rank30.72%52.93%
Widowed5,1582.13%, see rank2.13%2.53%
Divorced20,6278.51%, see rank8.51%9.46%
Females, 15 Years and Over276,353100%, see rank276,353127,252,362
Never Married153,85455.67%, see rank55.67%28.74%
Married72,85426.36%, see rank26.36%49.95%
Widowed21,3247.72%, see rank7.72%9.34%
Divorced28,32110.25%, see rank10.25%11.97%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 District Of Columbia County%District of ColumbiaU.S.
Native523,71186.46%, see rank86.46%87.13%
Born in the State of Residence229,20237.84%, see rank37.84%58.71%
Born in Different State285,04147.06%, see rank47.06%27.04%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
9,4681.56%, see rank1.56%1.38%
Foreign Born82,04813.54%, see rank13.54%12.87%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship31,0845.13%, see rank5.13%5.71%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship50,9648.41%, see rank8.41%7.16%
Born In Europe14,3552.37%, see rank2.37%1.56%
Born In Asia15,6992.59%, see rank2.59%3.67%
Born In Africa12,2712.03%, see rank2.03%0.51%
Born In Oceania8490.14%, see rank0.14%0.07%
Born In Latin America37,3046.16%, see rank6.16%6.79%
Born In Northern America1,5700.26%, see rank0.26%0.26%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 District Of Columbia County%District of ColumbiaU.S.
English216,31982.82%, see rank82.82%79.64%
Spanish19,0877.31%, see rank7.31%11.57%
Other Indo-European Languages15,1405.80%, see rank5.80%4.61%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages5,3802.06%, see rank2.06%3.24%
Other5,2662.02%, see rank2.02%0.94%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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