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Washington, DC

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Washington, D.C. is the seat of government in the United States and the place where American history is made. This busy city, which is technically a Federal district, has been the capital of the United States since 1791. Over 600,000 people live in D.C., but the population balloons to over a million during the workweek, when people come from nearby suburbs to do the business that keeps the country running.

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Key City Stats

The average age of Washington, DC is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 10.87%
  • 9.2%
  • 7.6%
  • Female
  • 11.31%
  • 8.82%
  • 7.14%
$1135
is average rent in Washington, DC
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 2.51%
  • 2.9%
  • 3.33%
28.48%
of units are available for rent in Washington
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 10075
  • 1792
  • 15161
Getting Around in Washington, DC

With so many people in such a small area, it's a good thing that Washington, D.C. has a state-of-the-art public transportation system. The Metrorail gives residents of Washington and its suburbs easy access to the city center, and Metrobus takes people on shorter trips around the capital. Traffic can be quite congested, so many people forgo their cars in favor of public transport and taxis. Walking is also a popular means of transportation in D.C., and the city ranks number seven in the nation for walkability.

98
Walk Score®
"Walker's Paradise"
100
Transit Score®
"Rider's Paradise"
The average commuter time in Washington is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.16%
  • 20.17%
  • 3.93%

Washington's Libraries

<p>You could spend lifetimes strolling the aisles at the Library of Congress, but Washington, D.C. is home to some other famous libraries as well. Shakespeare may have never set foot in the Americas, but that didn't stop us Americans from amassing the largest collection of his works in the world. The Folger Shakespeare Library is contains a wealth of Renaissance books and manuscripts and is one of the leading research centers on Shakespeare.</p>

The National Mall

<p>The National Mall, home of the Washington Monument and a number of memorials dedicated to the great minds who helped to make this country what it is today, is a must-see for anyone who sets foot in the Capital. There is so much to see at the Mall that it would take years to fully explore the area. This is also a hotspot for political activism, and was the site of such famous protests as the Woman Suffrage March of 1913, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom of 1963, and the Million Man March of 1995. This isn't just a place where history comes alive, it's a place where history is made.</p>