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Georgetown Heights & Georgetown College, DC
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Washington, DC

Class: Big city
Class rank: 8

Sure, its reputation as a college town is slightly overshadowed by other endeavors, but Washington is also home to several major universities.

Not surprisingly, the nation's capital stands out in our survey for historic preservation and information-related companies. It also scored well in book stores, entertainment venues and restaurants.





Combined college enrollment: 68,965

Population: 572,059
Population change, 1990-2000: -5.70%

Median age: 34.6
(National: 35.3)

Per capita income: $28,659
(National: $21,587)

Unemployment rate: 5.8%
(National: 4.0%)

Owner-occupied housing: 36.8%

Public library expenditures, per capita: $45.07

Community profiles:
Washington, DC
Washington demographics

College profiles:
George Washington University
Georgetown University
American University
Howard University
Catholic University of America
University of the District of Columbia
Trinity College
Gallaudet University
Southeastern University
Corcoran College of Art and Design

Notes:
1. All figures are for the years 1999-2000.
2. Combined enrollment figures are for the four-year colleges included in this survey.
3. Unemployment rates are an annual average.
4. Per-capita income and unemployment rates are county-level statistics.

For more on the sources and statistics used in this study, see methodology.


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BY COMMUNITY SIZE
BIG CITIES
1 Boston-Cambridge, MA
2 Minneapolis, MN
3 Denver, CO
4 Columbus, OH
5 Seattle, WA
6 Atlanta, GA
7 Austin, TX
8 Washington, DC
9 Cincinnati, OH
10 Saint Louis, MO
MEDIUM-SIZED CITIES
1 Columbia, SC
2 Tallahassee, FL
3 Madison, WI
4 Urbana-Champaign, IL
5 Ann Arbor, MI
6 Berkeley, CA
7 Athens, GA
8 Fort Collins, CO
9 New Haven, CT
10 Provo, UT
SMALL CITIES
1 Charlottesville, VA
2 Bozeman, MT
3 Hays, KS
4 Boulder, CO
5 Missoula, MT
6 Manhattan, KS
7 Burlington, VT
8 Bismarck, ND
9 Iowa City, IA
10 Chapel Hill, NC
TOWNS
1 Hanover, NH
2 Princeton, NJ
3 Brookings, SD
4 Middlebury, VT
5 Durango, CO
6 Bronxville, NY
7 Menomonie, WI
8 Oneonta, NY
9 Rolla, MO
10 Conway, SC


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