Opportunity Zones in Washington DC

Washington DC has 25 designated opportunity zones, all of which are low-income communities. Washington DC did not designate any eligible non-low-income contiguous tracts as opportunity zones.

Urban vs. Rural

The entire District of Columbia is classified by the Census Bureau as metropolitan. Therefore, 100 percent of Washington DC’s opportunity zones are deemed to be in urban areas, with none in rural areas.

Urban vs. Rural in Washington DC Opportunity Zones

Washington DC Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of Washington DC’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 25 91 179
Low-income communities 25 72 97
Contiguous 0 19 19
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $38,291 $62,840 $78,360
Poverty rate 32.15% 22.84% 19.05%
Unemployment rate 19.31% 12.48% 10.57%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $301,270 $432,329 $504,938
Median rent/month $918 $1,263 $1,416
Homeownership 31.69% 41.16% 42.06%
Severe rent burden 28.36% 28.02% 23.92%
Vacancy rate 11.94% 10.70% 9.95%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 5.12% 22.88% 33.88%
Black alone 86.92% 61.63% 50.59%
Hispanic 5.86% 10.10% 9.59%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 0.60% 2.97% 3.32%
Younger than 18 23.04% 19.96% 17.55%
Older than 64 10.99% 11.60% 11.50%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 54.16% 38.20% 30.95%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 19.75% 40.55% 51.27%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 32.00% 49.45% 52.51%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
In a micro area 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Washington DC

Website: Washington DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
District of Columbia Washington 11001002101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001003400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001006400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001006804 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001007304 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001007401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001007407 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001007503 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001007601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001007603 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001007604 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001007709 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001007803 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001007804 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001007806 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001007808 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001008904 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001009102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001009204 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001009601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001009602 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001009603 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001010300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001010400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
District of Columbia Washington 11001010900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015

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