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As of 2010-2014, the total population of District of Columbia is 633,736, which is 10.78% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The District of Columbia population density is 9,273.29 people per square mile, which is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. There is no dominant race in District of Columbia.The average District of Columbia education level 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 2010-2014: 633,736. #49

Population Growth Since 2000, #23

District of Columbia

Population Density, #1

District of Columbia
9,273.29 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:254,955 (40.23%, #50)
Black:314,138 (49.57%, #1)
Hispanic:62,637 (9.88%, #19)
Asian:22,785 (3.60%, #16)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):2,267 (0.36%, #36)
One Race, Other:23,999 (3.79%, see rank)
Two or More Races:15,592 (2.46%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:9,610 (15.34%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:4,035 (6.44%, see rank)
Cuban:2,112 (3.37%, see rank)
Central American:28,419 (45.37%, see rank)
South American:9,966 (15.91%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:5,116 (22.45%, see rank)
Chinese:6,428 (28.21%, see rank)
Filipino:2,753 (12.08%, see rank)
Japanese:1,310 (5.75%, see rank)
Korean:2,536 (11.13%, see rank)
Vietnamese:1,560 (6.85%, see rank)
Asian, Other:3,082 (13.53%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

541,626 (85.47%) out of the total population of 633,736 reported first ancestry.

 District of Columbia% of the Total PopulationU.S.
Arab4,1760.66%, see rank0.56%
Czech1,5080.24%, see rank0.47%
Danish1,3650.22%, see rank0.42%
Dutch3,4500.54%, see rank1.40%
English32,2885.09%, see rank8.02%
French11,8181.86%, see rank3.34%
German42,4596.70%, see rank15.03%
Greek2,2320.35%, see rank0.41%
Hungarian2,5540.40%, see rank0.46%
Irish42,1866.66%, see rank10.80%
Italian22,9063.61%, see rank5.52%
Norwegian3,8100.60%, see rank1.42%
Polish12,6051.99%, see rank3.01%
Portuguese1,1970.19%, see rank0.44%
Russian10,6931.69%, see rank0.92%
Scotch-Irish3,9190.62%, see rank0.99%
Scottish8,2381.30%, see rank1.72%
Subsaharan African19,8003.12%, see rank0.95%
Swedish4,3440.69%, see rank1.27%
Swiss1,9640.31%, see rank0.30%
Ukrainian2,4910.39%, see rank0.31%
American14,7802.33%, see rank7.12%
Welsh2,6660.42%, see rank0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 300,030 (47.34%, see rank)
Females: 333,706 (52.66%, see rank)

District of Columbia
Male: 47.34%
Female: 52.66%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
District of Columbia
33.70 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
District of Columbia
33.50 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
District of Columbia
33.90 years old
38.80 years old

 District of Columbia% of the Total PopulationU.S.
Under 5 years38,5466.08%, see rank6.36%
5 to 9 years29,4214.64%, see rank6.51%
10 to 14 years24,0693.80%, see rank6.59%
15 to 19 years38,9296.14%, see rank6.85%
20 to 24 years60,0509.48%, see rank7.13%
25 to 34 years140,23422.13%, see rank13.47%
35 to 44 years87,03313.73%, see rank12.96%
45 to 54 years76,29412.04%, see rank14.09%
55 to 64 years67,43710.64%, see rank12.29%
65 to 74 years39,6506.26%, see rank7.64%
75 to 84 21,7443.43%, see rank4.25%
85 years and over10,3291.63%, see rank1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 District of Columbia%U.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population442,721100%209,056,129
Less Than High School49,09911.09%, see rank13.67%
High School Graduate82,53118.64%, see rank27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree74,71716.88%, see rank29.09%
Bachelor Degree103,17923.31%, see rank18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree133,19530.09%, see rank11.01%
USA.com Education Index#14.93, see rank-13.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 District of Columbia U.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten20,01478.89%21.11%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)41,01281.81%, see rank18.19%, see rank89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)24,43483.67%, see rank16.33%, see rank90.60%9.40%
College48,81329.58%, see rank70.42%, see rank78.37%21.63%
Graduate School25,81223.95%, see rank76.05%, see rank58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 District of Columbia%U.S.
Total Households267,415100%116,211,092
Average Household Size2.22, see rank-2.63
1 Person Households120,52345.07%, see rank27.57%
2 or More Person Households146,89254.93%, see rank72.43%
Family Households (Families)113,59642.48%, see rank66.22%
Average Family Size3.35, see rank-3.32
Married-Couple Family62,12323.23%, see rank48.42%
Nonfamily Households153,81957.52%, see rank33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 District of Columbia%U.S.
15 Years and Over Total541,700see rank252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over253,450100%, see rank123,281,364
Never Married147,67258.26%, see rank35.77%
Married78,94831.15%, see rank52.04%
Widowed4,9421.95%, see rank2.57%
Divorced21,8888.64%, see rank9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over288,250100%, see rank129,692,771
Never Married161,04555.87%, see rank29.48%
Married77,38826.85%, see rank49.19%
Widowed20,4047.08%, see rank9.16%
Divorced29,41310.20%, see rank12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 District of Columbia%U.S.
Native545,11086.02%, see rank86.93%
Born in the State of Residence233,91036.91%, see rank58.73%
Born in Different State300,24847.38%, see rank26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
10,9521.73%, see rank1.42%
Foreign Born88,62613.98%, see rank13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship34,4835.44%, see rank5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship54,1438.54%, see rank7.09%
Born In Europe16,4682.60%, see rank1.53%
Born In Asia16,1902.55%, see rank3.82%
Born In Africa14,0002.21%, see rank0.55%
Born In Oceania9320.15%, see rank0.07%
Born In Latin America39,2746.20%, see rank6.83%
Born In Northern America1,7620.28%, see rank0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 District of Columbia%U.S.
English217,58881.37%, see rank79.39%
Spanish21,3808.00%, see rank11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages16,0986.02%, see rank4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages6,1272.29%, see rank3.36%
Other6,2222.33%, see rank0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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