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Washington, D.C. Population

Washington, D.C., is the capital of United States of America, formally the District of Columbia and also known as D.C. or Washington, borders Maryland to the north, east, and west, and Virginia borders the district on the southern shore of the Potomac River. Washington, DC population in 2021 is expected to be 0.69 Million, and area is 68.34 sq miles (177 District of Columbia, was established to host the new United States capital in early 1791. According to 2018 Statistics are 41% are White, 46.9% are Black Americans, 3.9% are Asians and 10.9% are Hispanic/Latino. 6.5% are Children under 5 years, 82.2% are above 18 years of age and 11.9% are 65 years and above. As on 2018 estimates, Total Households are 281,322, and 2.29 persons per household.

Washington D.C population by race are 280,469 are White Americans, followed by 321,317 are Black or African American, 1,993 are American Indian and Alaska Native, out of these 320 are Cherokee tribals, 28 are Chippewa tribals, 88 are Navajo tribals, 59 are Sioux tribal grouping.

Total Asian population are 26,718, out of these 6,966 are Asian Indian, 6,896 are Chinese, 3,321 are Filipino, 1,377 are Japanese, 2,903 are Korean, 2,014 are Vietnamese, 3,241 are other Asians.

Total of 340 people are Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, out of these 109 are Native Hawaiian, 96 are Guamanian or Chamorro, 62 are Samoan, 73 are Other Pacific Islanders. Total of 74,776 people are Hispanic/Latino in DC, out of these 14,156 are Mexican, 5,331 are Puerto Rican, 3,225 are Cubans.

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Why is Washington DC not a state before?
After the US declared independence from British rule in 1776, the country’s founding leaders desired that the new national capital should be founded on a federal district, and not be a part of any state. The district which was thus created was named after the explorer Columbus, and the city after George Washington, the first US president.

According to U.S. 2020 Census Results, Washington, DC population in 2020 is 689,545 (0.689 Million).
YearPopulation% Change
2020689,545Census Population
by APRIL 1, 2020
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018

Income Distribution

According to 2018 U.S Census estimates, Washington D.C. demographics, Total Veterans are 26,936 persons, Median household income, for the period of 2014-2018 is $82,604, Per capita income in past 12 months in 2018 is $53,321 and 16.8% in poverty.

Washington, D.C. History

Washington DC population language speak at home are, 545,912 speak only English, 55,077 speak Spanish, 9,079 French (incl. Cajun), 776 Haitian, 1,544 Italian, 1,381 Portuguese, 2,288 German, 410 Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or other West Germanic languages, 622 Greek, 1,609 Russian, 509 Polish, 736 Serbo-Croatian, 1,159 Ukrainian or other Slavic languages, 147 Armenian, 2,106 Persian (incl. Farsi, Dari).

Asian Indian language speakers at home include 340 speak Gujarati, 531 Hindi, 424 Urdu, 231 Bengali, 301 Nepali, Marathi, or other Indic languages, 1,841 Other Indo-European languages, 905 Tamil, 361 Malayalam, Kannada, or other Dravidian languages, 6,846 Chinese (incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), 1,254 Japanese, 1,713 Korean, 920 Vietnamese, 99 Khmer, 1,590 Tagalog (incl. Filipino), 140 Thai, Lao, or other Tai-Kadai languages, 1,124 speak other languages of Asia.

Population of Austronesian/Middle east and African speakers include, 427 Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages, 2,942 Arabic, 755 Hebrew, 7,028 Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 1,837 Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or other languages of Western Africa, 605 Swahili or other languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa.

Total of 511,190 Citizens are 18 and over, out these 237,685 are Male Voters and 273,505 are Female Voters, Percentage wise 46.5% are Male and 53.5% are Female Voting age population.


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