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Census Information for Washington, DC, Suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia

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The U.S. Census is taken every ten years. While the original intent of the census was to determine how many representatives each state was entitled to send to the U.S. Congress, it has become a vital tool for Federal agencies in determining allocation of Federal funds and resources. The census is also a key research tool for sociologists, demographers, historians, political scientists and genealogists. Note, the following information is based on the 2010 Census and figures may not be exactly the same today.

The 2010 U.S. Census sites the population of the city of Washington at 601,723 and ranks the city 21st in size compared with other U. S. cities. The population is 47.2% male and 52.8% female. The race breakdown is as follows: White: 38.5%; Black: 50.7%; American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%; Asian: 3.5%; Two or more races: 2.9%; Hispanic/Latino: 9.1%. Population under age 18: 16.8%; 65 and over: 11.4%; Median household income, (2009) $58,906; Persons below poverty level (2009) 17.6%. See more census information for Washington, DC

Montgomery County, Maryland has a population of 971,777. Major communities include Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Rockville, Takoma Park, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, Germantown, and Damascus. The population is 48% male and 52% female. The race breakdown is as follows: White: 57.5%; Black: 17.2%, American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%; Asian: 13.9%; Two or more races: 4%; Hispanic/Latino: 17%. Population under age 18: 24%; 65 and over: 12.3%; Median household income (2009) $93,774; Persons below poverty level (2009) 6.7%. See more census information for Montgomery County, Maryland

Prince George’s County, Maryland has a population of 863,420. Major communities include Laurel, College Park, Greenbelt, Bowie, Capitol Heights, and Upper Marlboro. The population is 48% male and 52% female. The race breakdown is as follows: White: 19.2%; Black: 64.5%, American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5%; Asian: 4.1%; Two or more races: 3.2%; Hispanic/Latino: 14.9%. Population under age 18: 23.9%; 65 and over: 9.4%; Median household income (2009) $69,545; Persons below poverty level (2009) 7.8%. See more census information for Prince George’s County, Maryland

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Fairfax County, Virginia has a population of 1,081,726. Major communities include Fairfax City, McLean, Vienna, Reston, Great Falls, Centreville, Falls Church, Springfield and Mount Vernon. The population is 49.4% male and 50.6% female. The race breakdown is as follows: White: 62.7%; Black: 9.2%, American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%; Asian: 176.5%; Two or more races: 4.1%; Hispanic/Latino: 15.6%. Population under age 18: 24.3%; 65 and over: 9.8%; Median household income (20098) $102,325; Persons below poverty level (2009) 5.6%. See more census information for Fairfax County, Virginia

Arlington County, Virginia has a population of 207,627. No incorporated towns lie within the Arlington County boundaries. The population is 49.8% male and 50.2% female. The race breakdown is as follows: White: 71.7%; Black: 8.5%, American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5%; Asian: 9.6%; Two or more races: 3.7%; Hispanic/Latino: 15.1%. Population under age 18: 15.7%; 65 and over: 8.7%; Median household income (2009) $97,703; Persons below poverty level (2009) 6.6%. See more census information for Arlington County, Virginia

Loudoun County, Virginia has a population of 312,311. Incorporated towns with the county include Hamilton, Leesburg, Middleburg, Percellville and Round Hill. Other major communities include Dulles, Sterling, Ashburn and Potomac. The population is 49.3% male and 50.7% female. The race breakdown is as follows: White: 68.7%; Black: 7.3%, American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%; Asian: 14.7%; Two or more races: 4%; Hispanic/Latino: 12.4%. Population under age 18: 30.6%; 65 and over: 6.5%; Median household income (2009) $114,200; Persons below poverty level (2009) 3.4%. See more census information for Loudoun County, Virginia

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