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Washington DC Statistics By the Numbers

Whether you are a Washington DC native or a recent transplant, you know that DC is one of the most exciting and exciting areas in the country. But there are a lot of fun Washington DC statistics you may not learn about DC and the neighborhoods that make it so unique.

Number of People who live in DC (2019 count): 720,600

Number of People in DC on a given workday (residents + commuters): More than 1 million

Number of People in the DC Metro area: More than 5 million

Number of Starbucks in DC: 50

Dupont South, 1429 P Street, 1110 Vermont Ave NW, Farragut Square, 1734 L Street, 15th & K, 16th & K, Hamilton Hotel, Dupont Circle, 15th & I, International Square, 2001 L Street, 801 18th Street, 1401 NY Avenue, 21st & P, 1225 Eye Street, Dupont North, Pennsylvania Avenue, 22nd & M, 14th & G, 16th & U, 22nd & K, 901 NY Avenue, Marriott Marquis, 9th & O, Marriott at Metro Center, Grand Hyatt, 1304 F Street, 13th & U, 24th & M, Gelman Library, Renaissance Hotel, GW University Hospital, 20th & E, JW Marriott, 9th & G, Lincoln Square, 7th & H Chinatown, Federal Triangle Metro, Safeway #2737, Adams Morgan-Columbia Road, 7th & E, Howard University, Liberty Place, Washington Harbour, 3122 M, 77 H, Columbia Heights, 500 NJ Avenue, Target Columbia Heights

Number of colleges and universities in DC: 19

American, Catholic, Gallaudet, GW, Georgetown, Howard, Institute of World Politics, Inter-American Defense, National Intelligence University, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies, Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at Catholic, Strayer, Trinity Washington, University of Phoenix, University of District of Columbia, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, University of the Potomac, Washington Theological, Wesley Seminary

Number of Zip Codes in DC: 271

Number of Square Miles in DC: 68.34

61.05 sq. Miles of land, 7.29 sq. miles of water

Highest Elevation in DC: Fort Reno Park (409 feet above sea level)

Number of Hotel Rooms in DC: 31,673

Number of DC Tourists in 2019: 22 Million

Amount of Money Spent by DC Tourists in 2016: $7.31 Billion

Number of Restaurants in DC: 2,233

Number of DC Restaurants with Zagat scores of 4.5 and above: 72

Most Visited DC Landmark: Lincoln Memorial with 7.9 Million Visitors

Number of DC Monuments and Memorials on the National Register of Historic Places: 41

Adams Memorial, African American Civil War Memorial, American Revolution Statuary, American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Frederick Douglass Memorial Hall, Founders Library, The Arts of War and The Arts of Peace, Edmund Burke, Columbus Fountain, Cuban Friendship Urn, DC War Memorial, Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, Farragut Square, Francis Griffith Newlands Memorial Fountain, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, General Jose de San Martin Memorial, George Mason Memorial, James Cardinal Gibbons Memorial Statue, Gold Star Mothers National Monument, Guglielmo Marconi, Samuel Hahnemann Monument, Jefferson Memorial, John Ericsson National Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Lt. General George Washington, Lincoln Memorial, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Memorial, Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Memorial to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence, National Liberty Memorial, National Slave Memorial, Peace Corps Monument, Samuel Gompers Memorial, Temperance Fountain, Theodore Roosevelt Island, Titanic Memorial, Van Ness Mausoleum, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington Monument, Daniel Webster Memorial

Number of DC Area Airports: 3


Number of Airline Passengers Served Each Year: 69 Million

Number of Amtrak Passengers Served Each Year: 5 Million

Number of Metro Trips Each Year: 204 Million

Amount of DC Land Controlled by the National Park Service: 70%

Percentage of DC Residents with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 55%

Percentage of DC Residents Who Speak a Language Other Than English at Home: 17%

DC Sales Tax: 6.0%

Number of Whole Foods in DC: 6


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