Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

Population: 581,530

Metro Area Population: 5,290,400

In 2006, Expansion Magazine ranked D.C. among the top 10 metropolitan areas in the nation for favorable business expansion.

Trends of Employment

Washington D.C. has a growing, diversified economy with an increasing percentage of professional and business service jobs. Washington D.C. has a growing industry unrelated to government, especially in the areas of education, finance, and scientific research.

Cost of Living

Washington D.C.'s cost of living is 65.92% higher than the U.S. average. The Washington D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Areas cost of living is 32.81% higher than the U.S. average.

Based on Sperling's BestPlaces, Washington D.C.'s income per capita is $35,080, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $47,626. The Washington D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area's income per capita is $35,985. The median household income is $71,470.


The average one-way commute in Washington D.C., takes 33 minutes. The area is often cited as having the worst traffic in the nation. However, Washington boasts the second-highest rate of commuters who utilize public transportation, the Metrorail and metrobus system. Three major airports service the area: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

Companies and Internships in Washington D.C.

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Graduate Schools

Universities in or near Washington DC that offer post-baccalaureate degrees: (* = satellite campus; Partial listing)

  • The George Washington University
  • American University
  • The John Hopkins University
  • Georgetown University
  • The Catholic University of America
  • Gallaudet University

LDS presence in Washington D.C.