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

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Population

6.22M

1.36% growth

Median Age

37.1


Median Household Income

$99,669

3.99% growth

Poverty Rate

8.28%


Number of Employees

3.34M

2.35% growth

Median Property Value

$424,600

3.21% growth

About

In 2017, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV had a population of 6.22M people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $99,669. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV grew from 6.13M to 6.22M, a 1.36% increase and its median household income grew from $95,843 to $99,669, a 3.99% increase.

The population of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is 45.2% White Alone, 24.8% Black or African American Alone, and 15.8% Hispanic or Latino. 28.7% of the people in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV speak a non-English language, and 88.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are University of Maryland-University College (12,025 degrees awarded in 2016), American Public University System (11,555 degrees), and University of Maryland-College Park (11,462 degrees).

The median property value in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is $424,600, and the homeownership rate is 63.6%. Most people in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV employs 3.34M people. The largest industries in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (551,210 people), Public Administration (432,302 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (350,510 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($97,081), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,746), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,387).

Median household income in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is $99,669. Males in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,347. The income inequality in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$99,669

2017 value

± $1,114

3.99%

1 Year Growth

± 1.42%

Households in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV have a median annual income of $99,669, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $95,843 in 2016, which represents a 3.99% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,867

Average Male Salary

± $1,332

$56,347

Average Female Salary

± $1,064

In 2017, full-time male employees in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV made 1.33 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

  1. Asian

    $71,860 ± $3,385

  2. White

    $61,741 ± $1,001

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $59,500 ± $21,033

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.16 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is from Virginia.

0.477

2017 Wage GINI

0.484

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.42% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, 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 $135,842, followed by Fairfax County, VA and Arlington County, VA, with respective values of $118,279 and $117,237.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.28% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (496k out of 5.99M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. 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

    198,585 ± 3,388

  2. White

    181,891 ± 3,167

  3. Hispanic

    110,250 ± 2,714

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.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.34M

2017 Value

± 28,992

2.35%

1 Year growth

± 1.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV grew at a rate of 2.35%, from 3.27M employees to 3.34M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (294,378 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (134,860 people), and Software Developers & Programmers (99,087 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 Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (294,378 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (134,860 people), and Software Developers & Programmers (99,087 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 Mathematical Science Occupations (5.95 times higher than expected), Social Scientists & Related Workers (3.09 times), and Computer & Information Research Scientists & Analysts (2.93 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 ($122,365), Management Occupations ($100,278), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($99,248).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.34M

2017 Value

± 28,992

2.35%

1 Year growth

± 1.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV grew at a rate of 2.35%, from 3.27M employees to 3.34M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (551,210 people), Public Administration (432,302 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (350,510 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 (551,210 people), Public Administration (432,302 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (350,510 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 (2.85 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.21 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 ($97,081), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,746), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,387).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $26B and Electronics and $22.4B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.4% of the population of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV has health coverage, with 56.6% on employee plans, 11% on Medicaid, 8.27% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 2.87% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV see 1316 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1317 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1494 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 684 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,316 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,316 patients per year. This represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1,317 patients).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

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.

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

7.58%

Uninsured

56.6%

Employer Coverage

11%

Medicaid

8.27%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

2.87%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV declined by 1.77% from 7.72% to 7.58%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

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Diversity

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is home to a population of 6.22M people, from which 88.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 22.2% of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is composed of 2.81M White Alone residents (45.2%), 1.54M Black or African American Alone residents (24.8%), 983k Hispanic or Latino residents (15.8%), 635k Asian Alone residents (10.2%), 206k Two or More Races residents (3.31%), 23.7k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.382%), 13.3k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.215%), and 2.73k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.044%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are Spanish or Spanish Creole (741,876 speakers), African Languages (126,016 speakers), and Chinese (90,643 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.3

In 2017, 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 43. But people in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

22.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

21.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 22.2% of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was 21.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    112,238 ± 8,170 people

  2. India

    92,231 ± 7,415 people

  3. Korea

    58,294 ± 5,907 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was El Salvador, the natal country of 112,238 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV residents, followed by India with 92,231 and Korea with 58,294.

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Citizenship

88.8%

2017 Citizenship

88.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.8% of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was 88.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.81M ± 4.7k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.54M ± 8.27k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    983k ± 24.7k

In 2017, there were 1.82 times more White Alone residents (2.81M people) in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.54M Black or African American Alone and 983k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities 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 or Spanish Creole

    741,876 speakers (13%)

  2. African Languages

    126,016 speakers (2.21%)

  3. Chinese

    90,643 speakers (1.59%)

28.7% of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 13% of the overall population of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.21% speak African Languages and 1.59% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    135,792 ± 6,606

  2. Vietnam

    93,910 ± 3,648

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    74,397 ± 4,367

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV awarded 102,320 degrees. The student population of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is skewed towards women, with 201,791 male students and 220,353 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are White (46,335 and 49%), followed by Black or African American (20,490 and 21.7%), Hispanic or Latino (9,391 and 9.93%), and Asian (9,062 and 9.58%).

The largest universities in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV by number of degrees awarded are University of Maryland-University College (12,025 and 11.8%), American Public University System (11,555 and 11.3%), and University of Maryland-College Park (11,462 and 11.2%).

The most popular majors in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are General Business Administration & Management (11,203 and 10.9%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (5,667 and 5.54%), and General Studies (2,959 and 2.89%).

The median tuition costs in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV are $23,419 for private four year colleges, and $5,772 and $15,857 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 4,056 degrees awarded

  2. 2,256 degrees awarded

  3. 1,539 degrees 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 4,056 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. 12,025 degrees awarded

  2. 11,555 degrees awarded

  3. 11,462 degrees awarded

$5,772

Median In-State Public

$23,419

Median Private

In 2016, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Maryland-University College with 12,025 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

47,653

Degrees Awarded to Men

54,667

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 47,653 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, which is 0.872 times less than the 54,667 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    46,335 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    20,490 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    9,391 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV were to White students. These 46,335 degrees mean that there were 2.26 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 20,490 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was $424,600 in 2017, which is 1.95 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $411,400 to $424,600, a 3.21% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV is 63.6%, 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 32.9 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.

Income

Household Income

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$99,669

Median Household Income

± $1,114

2.2M

Number of Households

± 22,517

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.2M households in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV grew to $99,669 from the previous year's value of $95,843.

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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Housing

Property Value

$424,600

2017 Median

± $3,144

$411,400

2016 Median

± $3,128

In 2017, the median property value in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV grew to to $424,600 from the previous year's value of $411,400.

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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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

63.6%

2017 Homeownership

62.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.6% of the housing units in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.4%.

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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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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Commute Time

32.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV have a longer commute time (32.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 4.75% of the workforce in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    66.4%

  2. Public Transit

    12.8%

  3. Carpooled

    9.18%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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