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District of Columbia

State Facts

Minimum Wage$16.10
2-Bedroom Housing Wage$34.33
Number of Renter Households165,659
Number of Renter Households
Below 30% AMI
49,639
Percent of Renter Households
Below 30% AMI
30%
Number of Renter Households
Below 50% AMI
71,321
Percent of Renter Households
Below 50% AMI
43%

Affordable Rent for Low Income Households

Minimum Wage Worker

$837/mo

Household at 30% of Area Median Income

$1,067/mo

Household at 50% of Area Median Income

$1,779/mo

Fair Market Rent

1-Bedroom Fair Market Rent

$1,567/mo

2-Bedroom Fair Market Rent

$1,785/mo

Working at minimum wage $16.10/hr

Each week you have to work 75 hours

To afford a modest 1 bedroom rental home at Fair Market Rent

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District of ColumbiaWashington-Arlington-Alexandria HMFADistrict of Columbia
Number of Households
Total 288,307 288,307 288,307
Renter 165,659 165,659 165,659
Percent Renters 57% 57% 57%
Housing Wage
Zero-Bedroom $29.60 $29.60 $29.60
One-Bedroom $30.13 $30.13 $30.13
Two-Bedroom $34.33 $34.33 $34.33
Three-Bedroom $43.46 $43.46 $43.46
Four-Bedroom $52.17 $52.17 $52.17
Fair Market Rent
Zero-Bedroom $1,539 $1,539 $1,539
One-Bedroom $1,567 $1,567 $1,567
Two-Bedroom $1,785 $1,785 $1,785
Three-Bedroom $2,260 $2,260 $2,260
Four-Bedroom $2,713 $2,713 $2,713
Annual Income Needed to Afford
Zero-Bedroom $61,560 $61,560 $61,560
One-Bedroom $62,680 $62,680 $62,680
Two-Bedroom $71,400 $71,400 $71,400
Three-Bedroom $90,400 $90,400 $90,400
Four-Bedroom $108,520 $108,520 $108,520
Minimum Wage
Minimum Wage $16.10 $16.10 $16.10
Rent Affordable for a Full-Time Worker at Minimum Wage $837 $837 $837
Work Hours/Week at Minimum Wage
Zero-Bedroom 74 74 74
One-Bedroom 75 75 75
Two-Bedroom 85 85 85
Three-Bedroom 108 108 108
Four-Bedroom 130 130 130
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Payment
SSI Monthly Payment $841 $841 $841
Rent affordable to SSI recipient $252 $252 $252
Income Levels
30% of Area Median Income (AMI) $42,690 $42,690 $42,690
50% of Area Median Income (AMI) $71,150 $71,150 $71,150
Median Renter Household Income $67,929 $67,929 $67,929
Rent Affordable at Different Income Levels
30% of Area Median Income (AMI) $1,067 $1,067 $1,067
50% of Area Median Income (AMI) $1,779 $1,779 $1,779
Median Renter Household Income $1,698 $1,698 $1,698

Median Wages for Largest Occupations

OccupationTotal EmploymentMedian Hourly Wage
Cashiers6,400$15.88
Home Health and Personal Care Aides10,910$15.91
Fast Food and Counter Workers6,070$16.83
Waiters and Waitresses5,820$17.74
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners12,510$18.46
Customer Service Representatives5,630$24.04
Office Clerks, General9,610$24.04
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive13,340$24.36
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General4,590$24.46
Security Guards13,910$25.49
One-Bedroom Housing Wage$30.13
Two-Bedroom Housing Wage$34.33
Paralegals and Legal Assistants5,540$39.59
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants5,340$39.77
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists6,090$40.12
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers5,450$40.34
All Occupations661,960$40.67
Public Relations Specialists17,750$45.83
Registered Nurses11,540$48.44
Compliance Officers4,440$49.12
Human Resources Specialists8,120$50.38
Business Operations Specialists, All Other39,100$51.19
Project Management Specialists5,650$51.19
Accountants and Auditors9,200$51.51
Management Analysts19,480$54.50
Computer Occupations, All Other17,720$64.40
Software Developers9,460$65.63
Managers, All Other21,710$76.75
General and Operations Managers29,570$78.20
Financial Managers7,820$83.09
Public Relations Managers5,900$83.48
Computer and Information Systems Managers5,060$85.53
Lawyers30,850$87.74