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District of columbia




District of Columbia, District of Columbia

People QuickFactsDistrict of ColumbiaDistrict of Columbia
Population, 2005 estimate 550,521550,521
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 -3.8%-3.8%
Population, 2000 572,059572,059
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2005 7.0%7.0%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2005 20.5%20.5%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2005 12.2%12.2%
Female persons, percent, 2005 52.6%52.6%
White persons, percent, 2005 (a)38.0%38.0%
Black persons, percent, 2005 (a)57.0%57.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2005 (a)0.3%0.3%
Asian persons, percent, 2005 (a)3.1%3.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2005 (a)0.1%0.1%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2005 1.6%1.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2005 (b)8.6%8.6%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2005 31.1%31.1%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 49.9%49.9%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 12.9%12.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 16.8%16.8%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 77.8%77.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 39.1%39.1%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 115,980115,980
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 29.729.7
Housing units, 2005 277,775277,775
Homeownership rate, 2000 40.8%40.8%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 60.2%60.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $157,200$157,200
Households, 2000 248,338248,338
Persons per household, 2000 2.162.16
Median household income, 2003 $43,215$43,215
Per capita money income, 1999 $28,659$28,659
Persons below poverty, percent, 2003 17.5%17.5%
Business QuickFactsDistrict of ColumbiaDistrict of Columbia
Private nonfarm establishments, 2004 19,51819,518
Private nonfarm employment, 2004 436,865436,865
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2004 5.3%5.3%
Nonemployer establishments, 2004 36,02236,022
Total number of firms, 2002 47,17247,172
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 25.9%25.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.5%0.5%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 5.1%5.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 NANA
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 4.6%4.6%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 33.2%33.2%
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 246,237246,237
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 2,971,5072,971,507
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 3,061,4013,061,401
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $5,422$5,422
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 2,943,0782,943,078
Building permits, 2005 2,8602,860
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 37,629,65537,629,655
Geography QuickFactsDistrict of ColumbiaDistrict of Columbia
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 6161
Persons per square mile, 2000 9,378.09,378.0
FIPS Code 00111
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area



(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 100 firms


Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, Census of Population and Housing, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits, Consolidated Federal Funds Report
Last Revised: Friday, 12-Jan-2007 16:03:58 EST

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