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DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Area Demographic Data

 

DC-VA-MD-WV MSA | Population

6.1M

8%

2015 Population

1.9% of Nation

Population Growth for the Last 5 Years

National Growth 4%


Population Data by Ethnicity

The demographic data below is compiled from several sources using a specialized process developed by EMSI.  Sources include US Census Bureau annual estimates, birth and mortality rates from the US Health Department, and the American Community Survey.

 

DC-VA-MD-WV MSA Population Growth and Projections by Ethnicity

Population_Ethnicity_DC_MSA

Race/Ethnicity 2015 Population 2025 Population Change % Change 2015 % of Cohort
White, Non-Hispanic 2,850,228 2,909,958 59,730 2% 46.49%
Black, Non-Hispanic 1,527,212 1,624,824 97,612 6% 24.91%
White, Hispanic 787,193 925,296 138,103 18% 12.84%
Asian, Non-Hispanic 625,890 729,985 104,095 17% 10.21%
Two or More Races, Non-Hispanic 167,098 197,227 30,129 18% 2.73%
Black, Hispanic 74,854 89,160 14,306 19% 1.22%
Two or More Races, Hispanic 33,946 41,898 7,952 23% 0.55%
American Indian or Alaskan Native, Hispanic 31,629 38,152 6,523 21% 0.52%
American Indian or Alaskan Native, Non-Hispanic 13,566 14,252 686 5% 0.22%
Asian, Hispanic 10,715 12,148 1,433 13% 0.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic 4,089 4,726 637 16% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic 4,034 4,639 605 15% 0.07%
Total 6,130,455 6,592,264 461,809 8% 100.00%

 

DC-VA-MD-WV MSA Population Growth and Projections by Age Group

Population_Age_DC_MSA

Age Cohort 2015 Population 2025 Population Change % Change 2015 % of Cohort
Under 5 years 410,025 445,733 35,708 9% 6.69%
5 to 9 years 397,277 414,604 17,327 4% 6.48%
10 to 14 years 386,527 399,557 13,030 3% 6.31%
15 to 19 years 385,472 409,249 23,777 6% 6.29%
20 to 24 years 400,640 416,980 16,340 4% 6.54%
25 to 29 years 464,927 498,817 33,890 7% 7.58%
30 to 34 years 487,141 511,583 24,442 5% 7.95%
35 to 39 years 442,860 486,762 43,902 10% 7.22%
40 to 44 years 436,703 467,899 31,196 7% 7.12%
45 to 49 years 434,006 415,964 -18,042 -4% 7.08%
50 to 54 years 444,158 401,763 -42,395 -10% 7.25%
55 to 59 years 401,244 386,202 -15,042 -4% 6.55%
60 to 64 years 325,936 372,968 47,032 14% 5.32%
65 to 69 years 257,220 316,404 59,184 23% 4.20%
70 to 74 years 176,258 246,685 70,427 40% 2.88%
75 to 79 years 114,607 187,261 72,654 63% 1.87%
80 to 84 years 78,424 115,510 37,086 47% 1.28%
85 years and over 87,030 98,322 11,292 13% 1.42%
Total 6,130,455 6,592,264 461,809 8% 100.00%



Educational Attainment Data

Educational attainment data from the decennial census and the annual Current Population Statistics—both from the U.S. Census Bureau—are combined with EMSI demographics data to create past, current, and projected educational attainment data by gender, race, and ethnicity for all residents age 25 and up and indicate the highest level of education achieved.

 

DC-VA-MD-WV MSA Educational Attainment Growth and Projections (includes only population age 25+)

Education_DC_MSA

Education Level 2015 Population 2025 Population 2015 % of Population 2015 Nat. % Population
Less Than 9th Grade 221,790 245,355 5% 7%
9th Grade to 12th Grade 209,400 237,368 5% 8%
High School Diploma 798,995 867,808 19% 28%
Some College 718,442 778,459 17% 21%
Associate's Degree 230,943 251,327 6% 8%
Bachelor's Degree 1,032,710 1,116,051 25% 18%
Graduate Degree and Higher 938,235 1,009,773 23% 11%
Total 4,150,514 4,506,141 100% 100%

Education_Ethnicity_DC_MSA

Race/Ethnicity 2015 Population 2025 Population 2015 Less Than High School 2015 High School Diploma 2015 College Degree
White, Non-Hispanic 2,059,789 2,121,049 82,533 641,810 1,335,446
Black, Non-Hispanic 1,021,379 1,129,649 107,619 532,456 381,304
American Indian or Alaskan Native, Non-Hispanic 9,244 9,962 1,401 4,813 3,030
Asian, Non-Hispanic 439,633 517,978 42,415 103,433 293,785
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic 2,766 3,212 139 1,193 1,435
Two or More Races, Non-Hispanic 68,770 80,437 6,030 25,588 37,152
White, Hispanic 466,520 546,160 160,545 177,595 128,380
Black, Hispanic 40,267 47,812 15,364 14,716 10,187
American Indian or Alaskan Native, Hispanic 18,762 22,234 6,925 7,035 4,802
Asian, Hispanic 5,341 5,612 1,817 2,047 1,478
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic 2,293 2,586 888 832 573
Two or More Races, Hispanic 15,749 19,449 5,514 5,918 4,317
Total 4,150,514 4,506,141 431,189 1,517,436 2,201,888

 

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