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Washington city, District of Columbia; Alaska; Wyoming

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Washington city, District of Columbia
Alaska
Wyoming
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 702,455 737,438 577,737
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 702,455 737,438 577,737
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 601,766 710,249 563,773
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 16.7% 3.8% 2.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 601,723 710,231 563,626
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.5%
7.2%
6.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
17.6%
24.9%
23.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.9%
11.8%
16.5%
Female persons, percent
52.6%
47.9%
49.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
40.7%
65.3%
92.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
47.7%
3.8%
1.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
15.4%
2.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.8%
6.6%
1.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
1.4%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.9%
7.4%
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
10.7%
7.2%
10.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
36.0%
60.3%
83.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 27,695 67,004 46,540
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 14.0% 7.6% 3.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X 318,336 278,595
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 41.7% 63.7% 69.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $537,400 $261,900 $204,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $2,375 $1,862 $1,389
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $666 $571 $402
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,424 $1,200 $828
Building permits, 2018 X 1,677 1,812
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 277,985 252,536 230,237
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.28 2.81 2.47
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 80.0% 81.2% 82.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 17.5% 16.0% 7.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 88.2% 92.4% 89.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 77.6% 82.9% 79.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 90.3% 92.4% 92.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 56.6% 29.0% 26.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 8.6% 8.5% 9.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.2%
15.3%
14.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 68.9% 67.1% 67.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 66.9% 64.5% 62.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,101,602 2,221,335 1,644,844
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,963,981 6,375,483 3,291,478
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 309,832 D 10,783,794
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,591,868 5,216,303 5,597,891
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,439,933 10,474,275 9,446,043
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $7,022 $14,320 $16,388
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 30.0 18.8 18.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $77,649 $76,114 $60,938
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $50,832 $35,065 $31,214
Persons in poverty, percent
17.4%
11.1%
11.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 X 21,0771 20,9661
Total employment, 2016 X 266,0721 208,4401
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X 15,239,1951 9,303,9691
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X -0.7%1 -5.2%1
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X 56,796 51,309
All firms, 2012 63,408 68,032 62,427
Men-owned firms, 2012 30,237 35,402 30,039
Women-owned firms, 2012 27,064 22,141 19,344
Minority-owned firms, 2012 29,983 13,688 4,077
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 29,521 51,147 55,397
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 5,070 7,953 6,470
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 54,217 56,091 51,353
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 9,856.6 1.2 5.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 61.05 570,640.95 97,093.14
FIPS Code 1150000 02 56
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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