District of Columbia, USA

District of Columbia, USA

Basic Information

Full Name: District of Columbia
Capital: Washington

Geographic Properties

Total Area: 68.34 mi²
Land Area: 61.05 mi²
Water Area: 7.292 mi²
Farmland Area: 0 acres
Mean Elevation: 164 ft
Highest Point: Tenleytown, 410.1 ft
Lowest Point: Potomac River, 0 ft

Demographics

Population (2021) : 670,050 people
Population Growth (2010-12) : +2.55% per year
Population Density: 9805 people/mi²
Race Distribution:
- Black/African American: 46.3%
- White: 41.3%
- Other: 5%
Hispanic Origin: 11%
US Citizens: 92.3%

Education

College Degree and Above (25 and older) : 61.5% (1.51 × national average)
High School Diploma (25 and older) : 16.8% (0.625 × national average)
Less Than High School Diploma (25 and older) : 9.1% (0.756 × national average)

Housing

Housing Units (2011) : 298,902
Housing Units Change (2000-07) : +9,376
Housing Units Change Rate (2000-07) : +0.49% per year
Households (2011) : 260,136
People per Household (2010) : 2.338 people

Economy

Number of Businesses (2007) : 55,887
Nonemployer Businesses (2010) : 46,010
Private Non-farm Businesses (2010) : 21,502
Median Household Income: $86,420.00 per year (1.38 × national average)
Per Capita Income: $56,147 per year per person (1.65 × national average)
Population Below Poverty Line: 16.2% (1.21 × national average)

Crime (2019)

Total Rate of Crime: 5416 crimes/100,000 people/yr
Total Number of Crimes: 38,224 crimes per year

Voting and Registration Rates (2020)

Total Voting Rate: 77.8%
Total Registration Rate: 80.5%

Public School Finance Information (2020)

Total Expenditures: $805.4 million ($18,167 per student)
Total Revenue: $801 million ($18,069 per student)

State Symbols

State Bird: Wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)
State Flower: American beauty rose (Rosa)
State Tree: Scarlett oak (Quercus)
State Motto: Justitia omnibus
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