Washington, DC 20024 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 20024: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Washington, DC 20024

Acceptable Alternative
Fort Lesley J McNair, DC 20024
Fort McNair, DC 20024
Ft L J McNair, DC 20024

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 597
  • PO Box Addresses: 197
  • Residential Addresses: 11,807
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 9,149
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,658
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.879, Longitude -77.021
  • 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: April 1, 2022, Maps updated: May 5, 2022.


Washington, DC 20024 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 15,733 (100%)
Population in Households 15,637 (99.4%)
Population in Families 7,293 (46.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 96 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 6,642
Diversity Index2 68


Median Household Income $93,617
Average Household Income $120,376
% of Income for Mortgage4 24%
Per Capita Income $70,810
Wealth Index5 109


Total HU (Housing Units) 10,448 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,411 (32.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,840 (55.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,197 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $526,503
Average Home Value $627,382
Housing Affordability Index3 108


Total Households 9,251
Average Household Size 1.69
Family Households 2,670
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 2.89% 8.23%
Households 2.85% 7.08%
Families 2.47% 9.33%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
Owner Occupied HU   0.75%

Washington, DC 20024 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20024 to the other 30 ZIP Codes in Washington, D.C. by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 16 50th
Population Density # 20 37th
Median Household Income # 15 53rd
Housing Affordability Index # 27 90th
Per Capita Income # 12 63rd
Diversity Index # 6 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington, D.C. Census Data Comparison Tool.

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