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

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2019 Population
6.28M
0.471% 1-year growth
2019 Median Age
37.4
0.809% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
7.8%
3.07% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$105,659
3.4% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$446,300
3.02% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
3.38M
0.431% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV had a population of 6.28M people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $105,659. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV grew from 6.25M to 6.28M, a 0.471% increase and its median household income grew from $102,180 to $105,659, a 3.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (44.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (24.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (10.3%), White (Hispanic) (8.11%), and Other (Hispanic) (6.56%). 29.6% of the households in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 89.1% of the residents in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are University of Maryland Global Campus (13,527 degrees awarded in 2019), University of Maryland-College Park (12,093 degrees), and American Public University System (11,806 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was $446,300, and the homeownership rate was 63.5%. Most people in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Diversity

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is home to a population of 6.28M people, from which 89.1% are citizens. As of 2019, 49.4% of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV residents were born outside of the country (3.1M people).

In 2019, there were 1.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.81M people) in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.56M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 646k 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 (806,999 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (97,759 speakers), and Amharic, Somali, or Other Afro-Asiatic Languages (70,829 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.81M ± 4.14k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.56M ± 9.23k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    646k ± 7.75k
16.3%
Hispanic Population
1.02M people

In 2019, there were 1.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.81M people) in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.56M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 646k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.3% of the people in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are hispanic (1.02M people).

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    806,999 speakers (13.7%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    97,759 speakers (1.66%)
  3. Amharic, Somali, or Other Afro-Asiatic Languages
    70,829 speakers (1.2%)

29.6% of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was Spanish. 13.7% of the overall population of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are native Spanish speakers. 1.66% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 1.2% speak Amharic, Somali, or Other Afro-Asiatic Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

49.4%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.1M people
22.3%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.4M people

As of 2019, 49.4% of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV residents (3.1M people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was 22.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

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

In 2019, the median age of all people in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was 37.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are getting getting older. In 2018, 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
    242,189 ± 19,790 people
  2. India
    168,558 ± 16,377 people
  3. Mexico
    104,877 ± 12,705 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia was El Salvador, the natal country of 242,189 Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia residents, followed by India with 168,558 and Mexico with 104,877.

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Citizenship

89.1%
2019 Citizenship
89.5%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 89.1% of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was 89.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    135,305 ± 6,468
  2. Vietnam
    83,170 ± 3,957
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    68,214 ± 3,506

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is $105,659. In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was Loudoun County, VA with a value of $151,800, followed by Fairfax County, VA and Howard County, MD, with respective values of $128,374 and $121,618.

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,323. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Comparatively, males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,109. The income inequality in Maryland is 0.459, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV employs 3.38M people. The largest industries in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (573,938 people), Public Administration (415,685 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (351,942 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($101,649), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($97,230), and Finance & Insurance ($88,253).

Wages

Median Household Income

$105,659
2019 value
± $1,128
3.4%
1 Year Growth
± 1.27%

Households in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV have a median annual income of $105,659, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $102,180 in 2018, which represents a 3.4% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,913
Average Male Salary in Virginia
± $1,401
$59,323
Average Female Salary in Virginia
± $1,060
$82,507
Average Male Salary in Maryland
± $1,722
$67,109
Average Female Salary in Maryland
± $1,315
$57,511
Average Male Salary in West Virginia
± $2,146
$43,820
Average Female Salary in West Virginia
± $1,848

In 2019, 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 1.23 times more than female employees.

Full-time male employees in West Virginia made 1.31 times more than female 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
    $109,367 ± $5,430
  2. Two or More Races
    $93,279 ± $23,831
  3. Asian
    $92,849 ± $13,221
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Maryland
  1. Asian
    $77,471 ± $4,418
  2. White
    $72,989 ± $1,494
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $68,482 ± $39,305
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Virginia
  1. Asian
    $74,701 ± $3,428
  2. American Indian
    $65,566 ± $18,412
  3. White
    $64,927 ± $1,028

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of District of Columbia workers was White. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than Two or More Races 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 Maryland workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Maryland.

The highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Virginia.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is from Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia.
0.476
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.48
2018 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.461
2018 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.44
2019 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.451
2018 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2019, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.752% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.459 and income inequality had a 0.518% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

The income inequality in West Virginia was 0.44 and income inequality had a 2.52% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2019, 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 $151,800, followed by Fairfax County, VA and Howard County, MD, with respective values of $128,374 and $121,618.

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

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (475k out of 6.09M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    187,161 ± 3,459
  2. White
    169,002 ± 3,218
  3. Hispanic
    106,815 ± 2,904

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.38M
2019 Value
± 31,297
0.431%
1 Year growth
± 1.29%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV grew at a rate of 0.431%, from 3.37M employees to 3.38M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, are Management Occupations (455,585 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (310,305 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (284,187 people). 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 Management Occupations (455,585 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (310,305 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (284,187 people).

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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 Legal Occupations (2.49 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.45 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.22 times).

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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 ($132,242), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($101,282), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($101,215).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.38M
2019 Value
± 31,297
0.431%
1 Year growth
± 1.29%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV grew at a rate of 0.431%, from 3.37M employees to 3.38M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (573,938 people), Public Administration (415,685 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (351,942 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 (573,938 people), Public Administration (415,685 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (351,942 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 (2.75 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.22 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.36 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 ($101,649), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($97,230), and Finance & Insurance ($88,253).

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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. $58.7B
  2. $55B
  3. $49.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $58.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($55B) and Electronics ($49.2B).

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.
$14.7B
2018 Value in District of Columbia
$14.1B
Projected 2045 Value in District of Columbia
4.12% decline
$231B
2018 Value in Maryland
$419B
Projected 2045 Value in Maryland
81.8% growth

In 2018, total outbound District of Columbia trade was $14.7B. This is expected to decrease 4.12% to $14.1B by 2045.

Comparatively, total outbound Maryland trade was $231B. This is expected to increase 81.8% to $419B by 2045.

Total outbound Virginia trade was $307B. This is expected to increase 111% to $648B 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. $48.4B
  2. $29.2B
  3. $20.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $48.4B, followed by North Carolina with $29.2B and New York and $20.6B.

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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in District of Columbia 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.

Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia 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

Presidential voting results are only available at the county level. Showing data for the counties inside of Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia.
Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for District of Columbia
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

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia.
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
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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 Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV awarded 106,102 degrees. The student population of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is skewed towards women, with 196,818 male students and 225,213 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are White (45,265 and 46.6%), followed by Black or African American (21,401 and 22%), Hispanic or Latino (11,478 and 11.8%), and Asian (9,196 and 9.47%).

The largest universities in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV by number of degrees awarded are University of Maryland Global Campus (13,527 and 12.7%), University of Maryland-College Park (12,093 and 11.4%), and American Public University System (11,806 and 11.1%).

The most popular majors in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are General Business Administration & Management (11,627 and 11%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (5,935 and 5.59%), and General Studies (2,961 and 2.79%).

The median tuition costs in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are $25,324 for private four year colleges, and $7,200 and $16,338 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 3,831 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 2,002 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 1,874 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was General Business Administration & Management with 3,831 degrees 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. 13,527 degrees awarded
  2. 12,093 degrees awarded
  3. 11,806 degrees awarded
$7,200
Median In-State Public
$25,324
Median Private

In 2019, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Maryland Global Campus with 13,527 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

49,065
Degrees Awarded to Men
57,037
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 49,065 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, which is 0.86 times less than the 57,037 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
    45,265 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    21,401 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    11,478 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was White students. These 45,265 degrees mean that there were 2.12 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 21,401 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was $446,300 in 2019, which is 1.86 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $433,200 to $446,300, a 3.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is 63.5%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV have an average commute time of 33.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. 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

$446,300
2019 Median
± $3,299
$433,200
2018 Median
± $3,041

In 2019, the median property value in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV grew to to $446,300 from the previous year's value of $433,200.

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.
$105,659
Median Household Income
± $1,128
2.25M
Number of Households
± 23,262

In 2019, the median household income of the 2.25M households in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV grew to $105,659 from the previous year's value of $102,180.

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%
2019 Homeownership
63.5%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 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 63.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. 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

33.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV have a longer commute time (33.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 4.8% 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 Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (65.5%)
  2. Public Transit (13.1%)
  3. Carpooled (9.23%)

In 2019, 65.5% of workers in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (13.1%) and those who carpooled to work (9.23%).

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

92.5% of the population of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV has health coverage, with 56.6% on employee plans, 11.5% on Medicaid, 8.93% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 2.71% 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).

Primary care physicians in Virginia see 1325 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.455% increase from the previous year (1319 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1409 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 531 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Maryland see 1129 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1141 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1259 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 364 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.5%). Additionally, King and Queen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia.
1,325 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Virginia
1,129 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Maryland
1,278 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in West Virginia

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,325 patients per year. This represents a 0.455% increase from the previous year (1,319 patients).

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,129 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,141 patients).

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1,278 patients per year. This represents a 0.699% decrease from the previous year (1,287 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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

7.53%
Uninsured
56.6%
Employer Coverage
11.5%
Medicaid
8.93%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
2.71%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV grew by 0.145% from 7.52% to 7.53%.

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. 22.5% prevalence
  2. 22.5% prevalence
  3. 22.1% prevalence

Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia, at 22.5%.

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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