District of Columbia Housing Cost Statistics

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Median monthly housing costs in District of Columbia is defined by the Census Bureau as including both gross rent and homeowner costs. Housing data in District of Columbia is reported by the American Community Survey (ACS), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Unlike the Census—which is an exact count of people and households every ten years—ACS statistics are estimated based on a representative survey sample. This report uses 5-year estimates, which are available for all locations in the United States. 

How have housing costs changed in District of Columbia, District of Columbia?

How do housing costs vary within District of Columbia, District of Columbia?

Note: Hover over a census tract in District of Columbia to see its median income. 

How does the rent vary in District of Columbia, District of Columbia?

Gross rent includes both the contract rent and any additional utility and fuel costs. Housing units surveyed as "no rent paid" are excluded from the median calculation.

How do homeowner costs vary in District of Columbia, District of Columbia?

The bulk of homeowner costs are mortgages. Other homeowner costs include property taxes, insurance, fuel and utilities, and such additional costs as condominium or mobile home fees.

About the Data

Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), 5-year estimates. The following tables are used:

• Median Monthly Housing Costs: Table B25105

• Median Gross Rent: Table B25064

• Monthly Homeowner Costs by Mortgage Status: Table B25088

This report uses the Census Bureau Data API but is not endorsed or certified by the Census Bureau.