Who lives in Columbia Heights?

Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Under 5 years 1,357 6.8%
5-9 years 1,254 6.3%
10-14 years 1,085 5.4%
15-17 years 545 2.7%
18-24 years 1,695 8.5%
25-34 years 3,442 17.2%
35-44 years 2,339 11.7%
45-54 years 2,495 12.5%
55-64 years 2,612 13.1%
65-74 years 1,544 7.7%
75-84 years 937 4.7%
85 years and older 653 3.3%
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Male 9,971 50.0%
Female 9,987 50.0%
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White 12,903 64.7%
Of Color 7,055 35.3%
Black or African American 3,481 17.4%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 269 1.3%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1,158 5.8%
Other 958 4.8%
Two or more races 1,170 5.9%
Hispanic or Latino 2,070 10.4%
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Language spoken (2014-2018)
Population (5 years and older) 18,601 100.0%
English only 14,481 77.9%
Language other than English 4,120 22.1%
Speaks English less than "very well" 1,941 10.4%
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Total population for whom disability status is determined 19,833 100.0%
Population with a disability 2,853 14.4%
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Foreign-born residents 3,348 16.8%
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Residence one year ago (2014-2018)
Population (1 year and over in US) 19,678 100.0%
Same residence 16,218 82.4%
Different residence in the U.S. 3,307 16.8%
Different residence outside the U.S. suppressed

What's Columbia Heights's quality of life?

Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Household income (2018 dollars) (2014-2018)
Total households 8,019 100.0%
Less than $35,000 2,386 29.8%
$35,000-$49,999 1,245 15.5%
$50,000-$74,999 1,739 21.7%
$75,000-$99,999 940 11.7%
$100,000 or more 1,709 21.3%
Median household income (2018 dollars) $54,393 100%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
All people for whom poverty status is determined 19,774 100.0%
Less than $35,000 2,386 29.8%
With income below poverty 2,604 13.2%
With income 100%-149% of poverty 1,964 9.9%
With income 150%-199% of poverty 2,099 10.6%
With income 200% of poverty or higher 13,107 66.3%
17 years and younger (percent of people under age 18) 4,497 22.7%
18-24 (percent of people age 18-24) 4,818 24.4%
25-34 (percent of people age 25-34) 1,700 8.6%
35-44 (percent of people age 35-44) 2,021 10.2%
45-54 (percent of people age 45-54) 1,579 8.0%
55-64 (percent of people age 55-64) 2,231 11.3%
18-64 (percent of people age 18-64) 2,266 11.5%
65 years and older (percent of people age 65+) 1,396 7.1%
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Health coverage (2014-2018)
Total population age 65 and under for whom health insurance coverage status is determined 19,833 100.0%
Population 65 and under without health insurance coverage 1,667 8.4%
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Total housing units (2014-2018)
Total housing units 8,436 100.0%
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Owned and Rental Housing (2014-2018)
Vacant housing units (seasonal units included) 417 4.9%
Occupied housing units 8,019 95.1%
Average household size 2.5
Owner-occupied 5,239 62.1%
Average household size 2.5
Renter-occupied 2,780 33.0%
Average household size 2.4
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Year built (2014-2018)
2000 or later 719 8.5%
1970-1999 1,887 22.4%
1940-1969 4,687 55.6%
1939 or earlier 1,143 13.5%
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Households (2014-2018)
Total households 8,019 100.0%
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Households by type (2014-2018)
Family households 4,419 55.1%
With children under 18 years 2,160 26.9%
Married-couple family households 2,931 36.6%
With children under 18 years 1,299 16.2%
Single-person family households 1,488 18.6%
With children under 18 years 861 10.7%
Nonfamily households 3,600 44.9%
Householder living alone 2,936 36.6%
65 years and over 1,258 15.7%
Households with one or more children under 18 years 2,178 27.2%
Households with one or more people 65 years and over 2,372 29.6%
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Year householder moved into unit (2014-2018)
Moved in 2010 or later 3,781 47.2%
Moved in 2000-2009 1,730 21.6%
Moved in 1990-1999 1,076 13.4%
Moved in 1989 or earlier 1,076 13.4%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
All households for which cost burden is calculated 7,874 100.0%
Cost-burdened households 2,595 33.0%
Owner households for which cost burden is calculated 5,210 100.0%
Cost-burdened owner households 1,273 24.4%
Renter households for which cost burden is calculated 2,664 100.0%
Cost-burdened renter households 1,322 49.6%
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Rent paid (2014-2018)
Households paying rent 2,693
Median rent paid (2018 dollars) $951
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Vehicles per household (2014-2018)
No vehicles 1,010 12.6%
1 vehicle available 3,034 37.8%
2 vehicles available 2,891 36.1%
3 or more vehicles available 1,084 13.5%
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Transportation to work (2014-2018)
Workers (16 years and older) 10,316 100.0%
Car, truck, or van (including passengers) 8,971 87.0%
Public transportation 810 7.9%
Walked, biked, worked at home, or other 535 5.2%
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Travel time to work (2014-2018)
Total workers age 16+ (not home based) 10,098 100.0%
Less than 10 minutes 979 9.7%
10-19 minutes 2,851 28.2%
20-29 minutes 2,783 27.6%
30 minutes or longer 3,485 34.5%
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Educational attainment (2014-2018)
Population (25 years and older) 14,022 100.0%
Less than high school 1,534 10.9%
High school diploma or GED 4,372 31.2%
Some college or associate’s degree 4,623 33.0%
Bachelor’s Degree 2,397 17.1%
Graduate or professional Degree 1,096 7.8%
High school graduate or higher 12,488 89.1%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 3,493 24.9%
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Working Adults (2014-2018)
Total civilian non-institutionalized population, age 18-64 12,547 100.0%
Working age adults who are employed 10,028 79.9%
Civilian labor force 10,678 100.0%
Unemployed 650 6.1%
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Total employed workers (LEHD) (2017)
Total employed workers 10,904 100.0%
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Worker age (2017)
Age 29 or younger 2,676 24.5%
Age 30 to 54 6,141 56.3%
Age 55 or older 2,087 19.1%
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Workers by earnings (2017)
$15,000 per year or less 2,638 24.2%
$15,001 to $39,999 per year 3,740 34.3%
$40,000 or more per year 4,526 41.5%
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Workers by industry of employment (2017)
Accommodation and food services 1,017 9.3%
Administration & support, waste management, and remediation suppressed
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 820 7.5%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 237 2.2%
Construction 383 3.5%
Educational services 840 7.7%
Finance and insurance 491 4.5%
Health care and social assistance 2,134 19.6%
Information 175 1.6%
Management of companies and enterprises 329 3.0%
Manufacturing 1,099 10.1%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction suppressed
Other services (excluding public administration) 368 3.4%
Professional, scientific, and technical services 633 5.8%
Public administration 389 3.6%
Real estate and rental and leasing 161 1.5%
Retail trade 975 8.9%
Transportation and warehousing 361 3.3%
Utilities 39 0.4%
Wholesale trade 439 4.0%
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Workers by race (2017)
White alone 7,828 71.8%
Black or African American alone 1,836 16.8%
American Indian or Alaska Native alone 154 1.4%
Asian alone 771 7.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander alone 14 0.1%
Two or more race groups 301 2.8%
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Workers by educational attainment (2017)
Less than high school 915 8.4%
High school or equivalent, no college 2,125 19.5%
Some college or associate degree 2,640 24.2%
Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree 2,549 23.4%