District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC

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2022 Population
101,850
5.62% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
39.8
4.19% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.43%
3.41% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$153,440
6.77% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$1.15M
12% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
52,966
6.28% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC had a population of 102k people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $153,440. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC declined from 107,912 to 101,850, a −5.62% decrease and its median household income grew from $143,715 to $153,440, a 6.77% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.99%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.23%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.08%), and White (Hispanic) (4.4%).

23% of the households in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.1% of the residents in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC are Georgetown University (7,598 degrees awarded in 2022), American University (4,493 degrees), and University of the District of Columbia (728 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC was $1.15M, and the homeownership rate was 55.1%.

Most people in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC is home to a population of 102k people, from which 91.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 18.6% of District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC residents were born outside of the country (19k people).

In 2022, there were 8.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (70.8k people) in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.35k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC are Spanish (9,255 households), French (Incl. Cajun) (2,675 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (868 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
54,664
Women
53.5%
47,423
Men
46.5%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 102,087 inhabitants, with 46.5% men, and 53.5% women.

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Citizenship

91.1%
2022 Citizenship
90.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.1% of District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC was 90.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    70.8k ± 2.16k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.14k ± 1.05k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    6.35k ± 857
11.6%
Hispanic Population
11.8k people

In 2022, there were 8.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (70.8k people) in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.35k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.6% of the people in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC are hispanic (11.8k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    1,048 ± 791 people
  2. Colombia
    950 ± 753 people
  3. Spain
    805 ± 694 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC was India, the natal country of 1,048 District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC residents, followed by Colombia with 950 and Spain with 805.

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Foreign-Born Population

18.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
19k people
18.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
20.1k people

As of 2022, 18.6% of District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC residents (19k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC was 18.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    9,255 households (9.57%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    2,675 households (2.77%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    868 households (0.897%)

23% of the households in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC was Spanish. 9.57% of the households in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    935 ± 208
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    781 ± 218
  3. Korea
    408 ± 209

District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC employs 53k people. The largest industries in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (4,659 people), Management, scientific & technical consulting services (3,887 people), and National security & international affairs (3,550 people), and the highest paying industries are Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($397,542), Legal services ($331,078), and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($324,880).

Males in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC have an average income that is 1.51 times higher than the average income of females, which is $138,174. The income inequality in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
31,974
Women
55.3%
25,897
Men
44.7%

The workforce of District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC in 2020 was 57,871 people, with 55.3% woman, and 44.7% men.

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Occupations

53k
2022 Value
−6.28%
1 Year decline
± −6.28%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC declined at a rate of −6.28%, from 56.5k employees to 53k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (6,597 people), Other managers (3,139 people), and Management analysts (2,725 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

53k
2022 Value
−6.28%
1 Year decline
± −6.28%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC declined at a rate of −6.28%, from 56.5k employees to 53k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (4,659 people), Management, scientific & technical consulting services (3,887 people), and National security & international affairs (3,550 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC, though some of these residents may live in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$128,997
Median earning men ± $9,932
$92,522
Median earning women ± $3,643

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($214,405), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($184,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($149,715).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($250,001), Wholesale Trade ($202,628), and Public Administration ($142,641).

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Education

In 2022, universities in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC awarded 12,968 degrees. The student population of District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 16,120 male students and 22,798 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC are White (5,853 and 54%), followed by Black or African American (1,464 and 13.5%), Hispanic or Latino (1,185 and 10.9%), and Asian (1,026 and 9.46%).

The largest universities in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC by number of degrees awarded are Georgetown University (7,598 and 58.6%), American University (4,493 and 34.6%), and University of the District of Columbia (728 and 5.61%).

The most popular majors in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC are International Relations & Affairs (1,311 and 10.1%), Law (1,043 and 8.04%), and General Business Administration & Management (634 and 4.89%).

The median tuition costs in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC are $57,471 for private four year colleges, and $5,292 and $12,144 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 24.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 29.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 38,918 (41.4% men and 58.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 38,918 students enrolled in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC, 41.4% men and 58.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 16,765 records, of which 57.6% were women and 42.4% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC was General Advanced Legal Studies with 298 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,598 degrees awarded
  2. 4,493 degrees awarded
  3. 728 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Georgetown University with 7,598 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 5,487 men were awarded degrees from institutions in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC, which is 0.733 times less than the 7,481 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,853 degrees mean that there were 4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,464 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($57,471) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($860) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,280) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.325% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.562% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC in 2022 were Graduate Degree (43.6k), Bachelors Degree (23.4k), and Some college (10.7k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC was $1.15M in 2022, which is 4.09 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $1.03M to $1.15M, a 12% increase. The homeownership rate in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC is 55.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC is $153,440. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC was District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC with a value of $153,440, followed by District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC and District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC, with respective values of $126,351 and $113,837.

Property

$1.15M
Median Property Value 2022
±$27,835
$26,384
Median Property Taxes
±$1,130

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Rent vs Own

55.1%
Homeownership
2022
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.1% of the housing units in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.8%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC was District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC with a value of $153,440, followed by District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC and District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC, with respective values of $126,351 and $113,837.

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Household Income

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$153,440
Median Household Income
± $6,342
47.8k
Number of Households
± 1,718

In 2022, the median household income of the 47.8k households in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC grew to $153,440 from the previous year's value of $143,715.

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Wage Distribution

0.463
2022 Wage GINI in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC
0.48
2021 Wage GINI in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC

In 2022, the income inequality in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.55% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (31.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (31.1%)
  3. Public Transit (19.8%)

In 2022, 31.9% of workers in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (31.1%) and those who used public transit to get to work (19.8%).

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Commute Time

26.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC have a longer commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.545% of the workforce in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

7.43% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC (7.14k out of 96k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC is White, followed by Black and Asian.

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Health

98.8% of the population of District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC has health coverage, with 66.6% on employee plans, 3.12% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 0.749% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in District of Columbia see 808 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.94% decrease from the previous year (850 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 826 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 179 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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808 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in District of Columbia

Primary care physicians in District of Columbia see an average of 808 patients per year. This represents a 4.94% decrease from the previous year (850 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19% under 18 years, 24.8% between 18 and 34 years, 36.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.19%
Uninsured
66.6%
Employer Coverage
3.12%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
14.5%
Non-Group
0.749%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC declined by 17.4% from 1.44% to 1.19%.

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