Washington, DC 20036 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 20036: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Washington, DC 20036

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 2,227
  • PO Box Addresses: 53
  • Residential Addresses: 3,758
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,535
    • Single Family Addresses: 223
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.906, Longitude -77.039
  • 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 20036 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 5,355 (100%)
Population in Households 5,250 (98.0%)
Population in Families 1,056 (19.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 105 ( 2.0%)
Population Density 18,196
Diversity Index2 46


Median Household Income $97,693
Average Household Income $132,088
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $91,784
Wealth Index5 105


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,865 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,167 (30.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,551 (66.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $468,723
Average Home Value $607,819
Housing Affordability Index3 128


Total Households 3,718
Average Household Size 1.41
Family Households 443
Average Family Size 2
  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 1.04% 0.45%
Households 0.95% 0.46%
Families 0.89% 0.49%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.85%
Owner Occupied HU   2.6%

Washington, DC 20036 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20036 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 # 21 33rd
Population Density # 7 80th
Median Household Income # 13 60th
Housing Affordability Index # 29 97th
Per Capita Income # 5 87th
Diversity Index # 17 47th

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

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