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Most Hill Households Are Single and Child-Free, Data Shows

by Andrea Swalec February 18, 2015 at 3:10 pm 12 Comments

Marital and family status data in 20003 zip code, 2013

(Updated at 4 p.m.) Capitol Hill is beloved for being family-friendly, but most tax-paying households are single and without kids.

Data released by the city today shows that 65 percent of tax-payers who lived in the 20003 zip code were single and child-free in 2013 — the most recent year for which data was available.

Just 11 percent of “family types” were classified as married with dependents in the zip code, which covers the southern portion of Capitol Hill, most of Hill East and Navy Yard. Fifteen percent of 20003 tax-payers were classified as married with no dependents, and 9 percent were unmarried with dependents.

The data from the D.C. Office of the Chief Financial Officer is based on 2012 tax returns, on which people listed where they lived in 2013.

A smaller percentage of married people and a larger percentage of single people with dependents lived in 20002 — which covers the northern portion of Capitol Hill, part of Hill East, the H St NE corridor and NoMa. Twenty-two percent of tax-payers in 2013 were single with dependents.

Marital and family status data in 20002 zip code, 2013

The 20024 zip code, which covers the Southwest waterfront, had a greater percentage of singles without dependents, at 71 percent. Just 4 percent of tax-payers there were married with dependents.

Marital and family status data in 20024 zip code, 2013

Data released by the D.C. financial office last month showed that Capitol Hill is one of the most popular District neighborhoods for new parents. In 2011, more new parents lived in the 20002 zip code than any other D.C. neighborhoods but Petworth and Brightwood Park. Most people who lived in the area when their children were born in 2007 still lived there five years later, the data shows.

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