Businesses in Washington, D.C.


Business Distribution by Industry
 Professional Services: 21.2%
 Medical: 14.3%
 Shopping: 10.1%
 Industry: 8.3%
 Restaurants: 7.7%
 Community & Government: 7.6%
 Home Services: 6%
 Other: 24.7%
Industry DescriptionNumber of EstablishmentsAverage Age of BusinessAverage Google RatingBusinesses per 1,000 residents
Government agencies1,01438.3 years4.01.7
Public administration2,05041.5 years4.23.3
Social work1,35833.4 years3.92.2
Education other51832.4 years4.50.8
Finance other70453.9 years3.91.1
Loan companies73331.7 years3.91.2
Apartments60930.7 years4.01.0
General contractors66326.2 years3.91.1
Real estate1,96830.2 years4.33.2
All membership organizations1,59842 years4.02.6
Construction of buildings63830.6 years4.11.0
Other membership organizations2,14638.5 years4.33.5
Professional membership organizations1,07642.7 years3.71.8
Dentists53130.4 years4.50.9
Health and medical6,49130.6 years4.110.6
Physicians and surgeons2,04531.6 years4.03.3
Advertising and marketing87428.6 years4.31.4
Business services57028.1 years4.20.9
Computer programming, web design48223.4 years3.50.8
Corporate management2,95826.1 years4.24.8
Lawyers legal4,43928.5 years4.27.2
Public relations and communications agencies61928 years3.91.0
Scientific and technical services1,35525.4 years4.42.2
Specialized design47425.3 years4.60.8
Churches76055.8 years4.51.2
Bars, pubs and taverns61525.2 years4.21.0
Electronics stores75726.3 years3.91.2
Office supplies and stationery stores59735.4 years4.31.0
Area of Washington, D.C.68.34 sq mi
Male Population289,995 (47.3%)
Female Population323,052 (52.7%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015 +30.3%
Population change from 2000 to 2015 +6.3%
Median Age33.9
Male Median Age33.7
Female Median Age34.1
Area Codes202301703
NeighborhoodsDowntown, Georgetown, Northeast Washington, Northwest, Northwest Washington, Southeast Washington
Local TimeSaturday 8:32 AM
TimezoneEastern Daylight Time
Weather57.3°F heavy rain
Lat & Lng38.89511° / -77.03637°
Zip Codes2000120002200032000420005More

Washington, D.C. - Map

Washington, D.C. Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Population Density6,882 / mi²7,768 / mi²8,439 / mi²8,970 / mi²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Washington, D.C. Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 6.3% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Washington, D.C.+30.3%+15.5%+6.3%
District of Columbia+30.3%+15.4%+6.3%
United States+46.9%+27.2%+13.7%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Washington, D.C. Median Age

Median Age: 33.9 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Female)Median Age (Male)
Washington, D.C.33.9 years34.1 years33.7 years
District of Columbia33.9 years34 years33.7 years
United States37.4 years38.7 years36.1 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Washington, D.C. Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
Under 516,80216,36933,172
85 Plus3,1497,19810,347
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Washington, D.C. Population Density

Population Density: 8,970 / mi²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Washington, D.C.613,04868.34 sq mi8,970 / mi²
District of Columbia610,47268.34 sq mi8,932 / mi²
United States321.6 million3,796,761.2 sq mi84.7 / mi²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Washington, D.C. Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1975 to 2100
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953,, 2017.


Business Distribution by neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
 Northwest Washington: 27.1%
 Downtown: 18.2%
 Other: 54.7%

Business distribution by price for Washington, D.C.

 Moderate: 50.3%
 Inexpensive: 30%
 Expensive: 15.2%
 Very Expensive: 4.5%

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Washington, D.C. CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Washington, D.C.9,298,300 t15.2 t136,058 t/mi²
District of Columbia9,259,229 t15.2 t135,487 t/mi²
United States5,664,619,809 t17.6 t1,491 t/mi²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Washington, D.C. CO2 Emissions

2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year)9,298,300 t
2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year) per capita15.2 t
2013 CO2 emissions intensity (tonnes/mi²/year)

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
FloodHigh (7)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.
1. Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank.
2. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2005. Global Flood Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).

Recent Nearby Earthquakes

Magnitude 3.0 and greater
1/17/1611:12 AM3.0383.1 km4,740 m3km NE of Ranson, West
7/16/102:04 AM3.651.9 km7,030 m1km NW of Germantown,

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital..  ︎  Washington, D.C. Wikipedia Page

Zip Codes

Percentage of businesses by Zip Codes in Washington, D.C.
 Zip Code 20036: 12.6%
 Zip Code 20005: 10.5%
 Zip Code 20006: 8.3%
 Zip Code 20001: 7%
 Zip Code 20007: 6.3%
 Zip Code 20009: 5.6%
 Zip Code 20002: 5.4%
 Other: 44.3%

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