Migration Profile for District of Columbia, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left District of Columbia in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 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 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 44,534 58,892 -14,358 0.76
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 2,412 9,010 -6,598 0.27
Aged 18-19 5,602 2,705 2,897 2.07
Aged 20-24 10,758 9,102 1,656 1.18
Aged 25-34 14,224 14,877 -653 0.96
Aged 35-44 4,679 9,555 -4,876 0.49
Aged 45-54 3,014 6,420 -3,406 0.47
Aged 55-64 2,559 3,312 -753 0.77
Aged 65+ 1,286 3,911 -2,625 0.33
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 33,734 31,456 2,278 1.07
Married 5,403 12,435 -7,032 0.43
Divorced 2,181 4,627 -2,446 0.47
Separated 710 1,874 -1,164 0.38
Widowed 484 1,684 -1,200 0.29
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 1,839 3,684 -1,845 0.50
High School Graduate 3,001 8,332 -5,331 0.36
Some college or Associates degree 4,248 5,922 -1,674 0.72
Bachelor’s Degree 8,966 9,484 -518 0.95
Graduate or Professional Degree 7,708 10,653 -2,945 0.72
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 4,300 5,917 -1,617 0.73
$1-$9,999 13,085 10,243 2,842 1.28
$10,000-$24,999 5,743 9,226 -3,483 0.62
$25,000-$49,999 8,652 12,540 -3,888 0.69
$50,000-$74,999 5,568 5,876 -308 0.95
$75,000+ 5,164 8,274 -3,110 0.62
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 7,993 6,481 1,512 1.23
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 2,495 3,656 -1,161 0.68
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 26,727 41,987 -15,260 0.64

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 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of District of Columbia” refers to those people living in District of Columbia in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 0.76 means that very every 100 people leaving District of Columbia for another state, 76 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: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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