Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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Population
6.25M
0.555% 1-year growth
Median Age
37.1

Median Household Income
$102,180
2.52% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$433,200
2.03% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
N/A

About

In 2018, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV had a population of 6.25M people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $102,180. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV grew from 6.22M to 6.25M, a 0.555% increase and its median household income grew from $99,669 to $102,180, a 2.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (44.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (24.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.99%), White (Hispanic) (8.12%), and Other (Hispanic) (6.19%). 29.2% of the people in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV speak a non-English language, and 89.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are University of Maryland-University College (12,355 degrees awarded in 2017), University of Maryland-College Park (11,424 degrees), and American Public University System (11,339 degrees).

The median property value in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is $433,200, and the homeownership rate is 63.5%. Most people in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 53% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.3%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.9%). The most partisan county was District of Columbia, DC with 90.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Ben Cardin, Chris Van Hollen, Joe Manchin, and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is currently represented by 22 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia
53% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia
  1. 90.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 88.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 87.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia was District of Columbia, DC with 90.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Ben Cardin, Chris Van Hollen, Joe Manchin, and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia

Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia is currently represented by 22 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is home to a population of 6.25M people, from which 89.5% are citizens. As of N/A, N/A% of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

In 2018, there were 1.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.8M people) in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.54M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 625k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are Spanish (782,039 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (91,969 speakers), and Amharic, Somali, or Other Afro-Asiatic Languages (74,546 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.8M ± 4.22k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.54M ± 7.86k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    625k ± 8.34k
16.2%
Hispanic Population
1.01M people

In 2018, there were 1.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.8M people) in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.54M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 625k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.2% of the people in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are hispanic (1.01M people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    782,039 speakers (13.4%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    91,969 speakers (1.57%)
  3. Amharic, Somali, or Other Afro-Asiatic Languages
    74,546 speakers (1.27%)

29.2% of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was Spanish. 13.4% of the overall population of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are native Spanish speakers. 1.57% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 1.27% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Age by Nativity

34
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was 37.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    238,083 ± 18,912 people
  2. India
    154,398 ± 15,500 people
  3. Philippines
    100,443 ± 12,579 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, and West Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 238,083 Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, and West Virginia residents, followed by India with 154,398 and Philippines with 100,443.

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Citizenship

89.5%
2018 Citizenship
88.8%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 89.5% of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was 88.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    137,335 ± 5,485
  2. Vietnam
    82,783 ± 3,611
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    65,515 ± 3,907

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is $102,180. In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was Loudoun County, VA with a value of $139,915, followed by Arlington County, VA and Fairfax County, VA, with respective values of $122,394 and $122,227.

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,156. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Comparatively, males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,257. The income inequality in Maryland is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV employs N/A people. The largest industries in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (563,274 people), Public Administration (419,034 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (361,525 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($101,525), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($92,265), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($85,770).

Wages

Median Household Income

$102,180
2018 value
± $774
2.52%
1 Year Growth
± 1.32%

Households in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV have a median annual income of $102,180, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $99,669 in 2017, which represents a 2.52% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,546
Average Male Salary in Virginia
± $1,392
$58,156
Average Female Salary in Virginia
± $1,080
$81,550
Average Male Salary in Maryland
± $1,701
$64,257
Average Female Salary in Maryland
± $1,255
$58,198
Average Male Salary in West Virginia
± $2,347
$40,275
Average Female Salary in West Virginia
± $1,744

In 2018, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.33 times more than female employees.

In that same year, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.27 times more than female employees.

Full-time male employees in West Virginia made 1.45 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, and West Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in District of Columbia
  1. White
    $107,302 ± $5,718
  2. Asian
    $87,300 ± $12,195
  3. Two or More Races
    $80,362 ± $19,807
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in West Virginia
  1. Asian
    $77,899 ± $31,695
  2. Two or More Races
    $44,711 ± $15,184
  3. White
    $43,659 ± $1,368
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Maryland
  1. Asian
    $73,898 ± $4,155
  2. White
    $72,025 ± $1,476
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $67,828 ± $52,050

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of District of Columbia workers was White. These workers were paid 1.23 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in District of Columbia.

In the same year, the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.74 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in West Virginia.

The highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Maryland.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, and West Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is from Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, and West Virginia.
0.48
2018 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.477
2017 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.461
2018 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.461
2017 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.448
2018 Wage GINI in District of Columbia
0.465
2017 Wage GINI in District of Columbia

In 2018, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.451% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Virginia was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 and income inequality had a 0.0831% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.479, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

The income inequality in District of Columbia was 0.448 and income inequality had a 3.73% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for District of Columbia was lower than than the national average of 0.479, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in District of Columbia in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was Loudoun County, VA with a value of $139,915, followed by Arlington County, VA and Fairfax County, VA, with respective values of $122,394 and $122,227.

The following map shows all of the counties in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

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Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

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N/A Value
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From N/A to N/A, employment in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV stayed at a rate of NaNM%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, are N/A. This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV has an unusually high number of residents working as N/A.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($133,662), Management Occupations ($100,750), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($100,365).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

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N/A Value
± N/A

From N/A to N/A, employment in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV stayed at a rate of NaNM%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (563,274 people), Public Administration (419,034 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (361,525 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, though some of these residents may live in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (563,274 people), Public Administration (419,034 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (361,525 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.72 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.22 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($101,525), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($92,265), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($85,770).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia to other states, or from other states to Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $47.3B
  2. $38.5B
  3. $37.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $47.3B, followed by Electronics ($38.5B) and Textiles/leather ($37.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia.
$68B
2015 Value in West Virginia
$86.9B
Projected 2045 Value in West Virginia
27.7% growth
$180B
2015 Value in Maryland
$243B
Projected 2045 Value in Maryland
35.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound West Virginia trade was $68B. This is expected to increase 27.7% to $86.9B by 2045.

Comparatively, total outbound Maryland trade was $180B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $243B by 2045.

Total outbound District of Columbia trade was $4.62B. This is expected to increase 50.9% to $6.97B by 2045.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia to other states, or from other states to Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $40B
  2. $20.3B
  3. $15.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $40B, followed by North Carolina with $20.3B and Ohio and $15.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2017, universities in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV awarded 102,309 degrees. The student population of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is skewed towards women, with 200,963 male students and 222,771 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are White (45,818 and 48.8%), followed by Black or African American (20,250 and 21.6%), Hispanic or Latino (9,740 and 10.4%), and Asian (9,128 and 9.72%).

The largest universities in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV by number of degrees awarded are University of Maryland-University College (12,355 and 12.1%), University of Maryland-College Park (11,424 and 11.2%), and American Public University System (11,339 and 11.1%).

The most popular majors in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are General Business Administration & Management (11,261 and 11%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (5,562 and 5.44%), and General Studies (2,922 and 2.86%).

The median tuition costs in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are $23,988 for private four year colleges, and $6,032 and $16,016 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 4,015 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 2,143 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 1,498 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was General Business Administration & Management with 4,015 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 12,355 degrees awarded
  2. 11,424 degrees awarded
  3. 11,339 degrees awarded
$6,032
Median In-State Public
$23,988
Median Private

In 2017, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Maryland-University College with 12,355 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

47,447
Degrees Awarded to Men
54,862
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 47,447 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, which is 0.865 times less than the 54,862 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    45,818 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    20,250 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    9,740 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV were to White students. These 45,818 degrees mean that there were 2.26 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 20,250 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was $433,200 in 2018, which is 1.89 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $424,600 to $433,200, a 2.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is 63.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV have an average commute time of 32.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$433,200
2018 Median
± $3,041
$424,600
2017 Median
± $3,144

In 2018, the median property value in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV grew to to $433,200 from the previous year's value of $424,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$102,180
Median Household Income
± $774
2.23M
Number of Households
± 22,930

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.23M households in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV grew to $102,180 from the previous year's value of $99,669.

The following chart displays the households in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

63.5%
2018 Homeownership
63.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 63.5% of the housing units in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

32.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV have a longer commute time (32.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.51% of the workforce in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    65.8%
  2. Public Transit
    13%
  3. Carpooled
    9.2%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was Drove Alone (65.8%), followed by those who Public Transit (13%) and those who Carpooled (9.2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

N/A% of the population of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Per capita personal health care spending in Maryland was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Comparing across all counties in the state, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.7%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia.
$7,556
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Virginia
$8,602
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Maryland
$9,462
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in West Virginia

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

Similarly, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

Personal health care spending per capita in West Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.5%, from $8,969 to $9,462.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

N/A%
Uninsured
N/A%
Employer Coverage
N/A%
Medicaid
N/A%
Medicare
N/A%
Non-Group
N/A%
Military or VA

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The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 19.7% prevalence
  2. 19.1% prevalence
  3. 18.2% prevalence

McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia, at 19.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia by county over multiple years.

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