Washington, DC 20017 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 20017: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Washington, DC 20017

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 581
  • PO Box Addresses: 302
  • Residential Addresses: 8,280
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,648
    • Single Family Addresses: 5,632
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.938, Longitude -76.994
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: January 1, 2021, Maps updated: January 29, 2021.

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Washington, DC 20017 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Washington, DC 20017 Housing Affordability Index is 107
State of Washington, D.C. Housing Affordability Index is 80
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Washington, DC 20017 Wealth Index is 129
State of Washington, D.C. Wealth Index is 125
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 20,220 (100%)
Population in Households 17,491 (86.5%)
Population in Families 11,612 (57.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2,729 (13.5%)
Population Density 8,955
Diversity Index2 65
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $84,566
Average Household Income $112,334
Per Capita Income $41,241
Wealth Index4 129

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,653 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,554 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,815 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 284 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $499,385
Housing Affordability Index3 107
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,369
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 3,666
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.64% 1.23%
Households 1.95% 1.3%
Families 1.7% 1.28%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Washington, DC 20017 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20017 to the other 29 ZIP Codes in Washington, D.C. by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 55th
Population Density1 # 14 55th
Diversity Index2 # 8 76th
Median Household Income # 15 52nd
Per Capita Income # 19 38th


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