Richest Neighborhoods In Washington, DC For 2020


We used science and data to determine which Washington neighborhoods have the richest people.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the richest neighborhoods to live in Washington.
Richest Neighborhoods In Washington
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Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren’t made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Washington has to offer. Where houses go for over 6.68x the national median and household incomes are 3.25x the national median.

But where exactly in Washington do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Au-Tenleytown where the median income is a cool $178,534.

Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Washington out of 34 for 2020.

What’s the richest neighborhood to live in Washington for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Au-Tenleytown looks to be the richest Washington neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,551,072. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky. Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Washington. Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from richest to poorest.

For more Washington reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Washington and the worst neighborhoods in Washington. Or, for living around Washington, out the best Washington suburbs and the worst Washington suburbs.

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How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Washington For 2020

Every city has it’s best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we ranked every neighborhood based on income levels.

We ranked every neighborhood in Washington by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Au-Tenleytown, was named the richest neighborhood in Washington.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Anacostia.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Washington ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Washington For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income<
1 Au-Tenleytown $178,534
2 Barnaby Woods $176,403
3 The Palisades $166,149
4 Berkley $156,869
5 Takoma Park $154,600
6 Georgetown $150,426
7 Friendship Heights $147,242
8 Chevy Chase $142,356
9 Woodley Park $140,259
10 Cleveland Park $138,234
11 Kalorama $134,859
12 Glover Park $115,917
13 Foxhall Village $115,365
14 U Street Corridor $107,136
15 Petworth $102,992
16 Capitol Hill $102,238
17 Adams Morgan $101,976
18 Logan Circle $100,118
19 Dupont Circle $98,703
20 Downtown $96,571
21 Ledroit Park $94,929
22 Mount Pleasant $91,084
23 Shaw $88,444
24 Mount Vernon Square $86,024
25 Brightwood $81,113
26 Columbia Heights $79,273
27 Catholic University-Brookland $77,486
28 South West $73,812
29 Fort Totten-Upper Northeast $69,793
30 Stadium-Armory $67,389
31 Foggy Bottom $66,121
32 Brentwood $57,873
33 Deanwood $41,869
34 Anacostia $38,135

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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