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 among the 11 benchmark regions.
Hispanic or Latino residents make up 15.1 percent of the region’s population and Asian residents make up 9.9 percent. 46.8 percent are White.
To learn more about how racial and ethnic diversity in Washington D.C. compares to benchmark regions, take a look at the Racial & Ethnic Diversity Indicator.