Migration Profile for District of Columbia, 2006-07

October 13, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2007 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left District of Columbia in 2006 to move to another state in 2007 and vice versa.

District of Columbia People Moving into District of Columbia People Moving out of District of Columbia Net # People Moving into District of Columbia from 2006 to 2007 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 47,654 60,368 -12,714 0.79
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 4,161 9,078 -4,917 0.46
Aged 18-19 4,357 3,461 896 1.26
Aged 20-24 13,501 10,258 3,243 1.32
Aged 25-34 13,717 17,315 -3,598 0.79
Aged 35-44 4,882 9,763 -4,881 0.50
Aged 45-54 3,421 5,395 -1,974 0.63
Aged 55-64 1,735 2,382 -647 0.73
Aged 65+ 1,880 2,716 -836 0.69
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 31,497 32,543 -1,046 0.97
Married 8,029 13,432 -5,403 0.60
Divorced 2,550 4,242 -1,692 0.60
Separated 901 2,372 -1,471 0.38
Widowed 934 1,230 -296 0.76
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 1,756 3,406 -1,650 0.52
High School Graduate 3,141 7,528 -4,387 0.42
Some college or Associates degree 4,209 5,917 -1,708 0.71
Bachelor’s Degree 8,208 10,679 -2,471 0.77
Graduate or Professional Degree 8,321 10,041 -1,720 0.83
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 3,275 7,647 -4,372 0.43
$1-$9,999 10,991 8,656 2,335 1.27
$10,000-$24,999 8,686 8,062 624 1.08
$25,000-$49,999 10,258 14,618 -4,360 0.70
$50,000-$74,999 5,961 8,220 -2,259 0.73
$75,000+ 4,740 6,616 -1,876 0.72
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 7,784 6,365 1,419 1.22
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 2,922 3,392 -470 0.86
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 27,754 44,119 -16,365 0.63

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into District of Columbia” refers to those people living in District of Columbia in 2007 but another state in 2006

“People moving out of District of Columbia” refers to those people living in District of Columbia in 2006 but another state in 2007

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 0.79 means that very every 100 people leaving District of Columbia for another state, 79 people are moving to District of Columbia from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2007 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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