United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035. Demographics of the District of Columbia in the US, Migration Policy Institute, State Immigration Data Profiles, 2014, (Migration Policy Institute, State Immigration Profiles, 2014). Jeff Clabaugh | @wtopclabaugh. Filipino), 140 Thai, Lao, or other Tai-Kadai languages, 1,124 speak other languages of Asia. Together these two cities had most of the District's early residents. Population of Austronesian/Middle east and African speakers include, 427 Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages, 2,942 Arabic, 755 Hebrew, 7,028 Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 1,837 Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or other languages of Western Africa, 605 Swahili or other languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa. [36], DC has a very diverse Hispanic population. [15] The Washington Metropolitan Area, which includes the surrounding counties in Maryland and Virginia, is the eighth-largest in the United States, with more than five million residents. DC is also home to people of more than 170 nationalities and ethnic groups, making it one of the most diverse cities in the United States. See the latest research below. While most of the United States is having less babies, the women in D.C are waiting the longest to have children than anywhere else in the country—if they have them at all. Farsi, Dari). The largest ancestry group of Hispanics in DC are of Salvadoran descent (24.4% of Hispanics) followed by Mexican descent (15.4%), Puerto Rican descent (7.7%), Dominican descent (7.4%), Cuban descent (6.0%), Colombian descent (5.9%), Guatemalan descent (4.7%), Honduran descent (3.7%), Nicaraguan descent (3.7%), Peruvian descent (3.2%), Venezuelan descent (2.7%), Panamanian descent (1.6%), Argentinian descent (1.5%), Costa Rican descent (1.2%), Uruguayan descent (1.1%), and those of other Hispanic ethnicity or of mixed Hispanic ethnicity (9.8%).[37]. [34] The largest Hispanic groups are Salvadoran (19,674 or 25.7% of District of Columbia's 76,526 Hispanics) and Mexicans (16,912 or 22.1%). Created in the 1970s by Chuck Brown, whose “Bustin’ Loose” was for years the Washington Nationals’ home-run celebration song, Go-Go was the last flourish of a black-majority city’s vibrant musical culture. Gentrification efforts started to transform the demographics of distressed neighborhoods. In response to the Great Depression in the 1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal legislation expanded the bureaucracy in the District of Columbia. Total of 511,190 Citizens are 18 and over, out these 237,685 are Male Voters and Please check your download folder. The District of Columbia comprises of several counties, districts, and independent cities in Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-07-26. This is obviously an ambitious undertaking, with the Census Bureau attempting to reach respondents first by mail, and then in-person. More than 161,000 African-born people live in DC and nearby suburbs. If you use our datasets on your site or blog, we ask that you provide attribution via a link back to this page. Washington, DC Population Growth. 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[21], D.C. has a steadily declining African-American population, as many middle-class and professional African Americans have moved to the suburbs, mostly in Maryland (for example, an African-American majority has developed in Prince George's County) and Northern Virginia, aggravated by the rising cost of living in the area. [6] It is notable that the District of Columbia had a large African-American population even before the Civil War, and most were free people of color, not slaves. The metro area of Washington is at the southern end of the Northeast megapolis and is the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Olympia is the capital city and top 5 cities of Washington state are Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue. Asian Indian language speakers at home include 340 speak Gujarati, 531 Hindi, 424 Urdu, 231 Bengali, 301 Nepali, Marathi, or other Indic languages, 1,841 Other Indo-European languages, 905 Tamil, 361 Malayalam, Kannada, or other Dravidian languages, 6,846 Chinese (incl. African Americans moved north for better education and job opportunities, as well as to escape legal segregation and lynchings. On average, residents of DC have 15.6 years of education and is the second-most educated large city in the country and the twentieth most educated city overall. There were also approximately 2 million visitors from foreign countries. 2. 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[48], The Pew Research Center 2014 Religious Landscape Study found that between 14% to 25% of the adult population of the District of Columbia are non-theistic. There are more than 170 different nationalities and ethnic groups in Washington, D.C—making it one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United States. The black population remains the largest racial population in DC, though it has dropped recently, with the black population dropping below 50% for the first time in over 50 years. United States Census Bureau. Another significant Caucasian community from the Caucasus region in the District includes Armenian-Americans, with about 8,000 residents estimated in 2003. About 14% of DC’s population was born in another country and large sources of immigration come from El Salvador, Vietnam, and Ethiopia. There are 18,359 foreign born European DC residents. 273,505 are Female Voters, Percentage wise 46.5% are Male and 53.5% are Female Voting age population. [36], The Black population continues to remain the largest racial category in DC and includes the 11.5% of Hispanics who self-identify as Black. [30] Greek immigrants settled in the downtown area of the District at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries and established the parish of Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church on 8th and L Streets NW.[31]. Washington’s current birth rate is 70.4 per 1,000 people, far below what the city requires to maintain or grow their population. Like numerous other border and northern cities in the first half of the 20th century, the District of Columbia received many black migrants from the South in the Great Migration. This is mostly due to professional and middle-class African Americans moving to the suburbs from the city center.