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in American history, and a magnet for tourists by the millions
each year, the U.S. capital city is named after George Washington,
first President of the United States.
of Columbia" pays homage to early explorer Christopher
Columbus, with D.C. being the official jurisdiction that offsets
the city from nearby Virginia and Maryland.
the stark contract between the pricey neighborhood of Georgetown
and the city's squalid urban slums give DC its reputation
as a community of the very rich and very poor. Although there
is a thriving middle class, many government workers or company
employees usually opt to for more affordable bedroom communities
in surrounding states.
employers in the DC area are, of course, the US government
followed by industry trade groups, law firms, and lobbyists. The biggest
non-government employers are Georgetown University, The George
Washington University, Washington Hospital Center, Howard
University, and Fannie Mae.
Washington DC tourism is also an important job sector
with service industry positions in hotels, bars and restaurants
continuing in high demand.
Quality-of-life statistics for Washington, DC
DC Census Data)
Major communities: Georgetown; Baltimore, Bethesda and Rockville,
MD; Alexandria, Crystal City, Reston and Tysons Corner,
Population : 581.530
White : 38%
Black, African American : 57%
Hispanic : 8.6%
High school graduates : 77.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher : 39.1%
Average household income: $46,211
of Living: Owing to DC Metro's position as the center
of high-powered diplomatic, world government & banking
activity, count on major expenses rising about 40% above
the national average.
Personal Income Taxes: Washington DC collects income tax on its residents in three tax brackets ranging from 4% – 8% depending on filing status and income. Washington DC residents must file their personal income tax using Form D-40 or D-40EZ by April 15.
& Real Estate Overview Zillow - Washington DC Real Estate
Home ownership rate : 40.8%
Average home price: $430,800
Average travel time to work : 30 minutes
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DC Education Resource Center
: Lying midway between the warmer south and colder north,
Washington DC experiences extremes of heat and humidity
in summer, and possible heavy snowstorms in winter. The
most agreeable weather is found in spring (for visitors,
especially during cherry
blossom time) and fall, when temperatures and humidity
levels are generally mild and comfortable.
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about relocating to Washington DC around the Web:
DC Residents Resource Center - The official Washington DC city government site with a directory of information on its neighborhoods, home buying and apartment
hunting, schools, and related guides to working or setting up a business
Registry - Comprehensive portal to finding schools,
churches, synagogues, restaurants, local real estate, apartments
& housing, transportation and more.
DC City-Data Forum - Helpful suggestions on relocating
to DC with cost of living comparisons, advice for families,
guides to suburban real estate and metro apartments.
DC Schools - Compare top-rated metro area schools
by address or district.
Metropolitan Area Transit Authority - The official
site with fares, schedules, online ticket purchase, bus and
rail maps, interactive trip planner.
DC Real Estate, Apartments & Job Classifieds:
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