• Foreign-Born Population

    Demographics / Immigration

    According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Washington D.C. has the fourth-highest foreign-born population among its benchmark peers totaling 22.6 percent, below only Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston. 14.4 percent of D.C.’s foreign-born population arrived in the United States in 2010 or later. The recent foreign immigration measure shows the percentage... More

  • Racial & Ethnic Diversity

    Demographics / Race and Ethnicity

    The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area is much more racially and ethnically diverse than its benchmark peers. According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 25.2 percent of D.C. residents are Black or African American, the second-largest percentage of all the benchmark regions. 9.9 percent of residents are Asian, 15.1 percent are Hispanic... More

  • Population in Poverty

    Demographics / Poverty

    Poverty rates in Washington D.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area are low when compared to the benchmark regions. According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 8.7 percent of D.C. residents were below the poverty level in 2014. The share of children under the age of 18 in poverty was 11.1 percent. More

  • Components of Population Change

    Demographics / Annual Population Estimates

    The U.S. Census Bureau publishes annual estimates of total resident population as well as the demographic components of change (births, deaths, and migration) for states, counties, metropolitan statistical areas and municipalities. In the United States, births and deaths are recorded with relative accuracy and completeness. The Bureau estimates two sub-components of migration: domestic and international.... More

  • Age of Population

    Demographics / Age

    Washington D.C.’s population of residents age 65 and over increased 0.4 percentage points from 11 percent in 2013 to 11.4 percent in 2014. However, the region’s population of childrenĀ under the age of 18 and adults age 18-64 decreased 0.1 and 0.4 percentage points, respectively, during that same time period. More