About Washington, DC (16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW median real estate price is $765,553, which is more expensive than 53.5% of the neighborhoods in the District Of Columbia and 87.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in 16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW is currently $1,976, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 54.5% of District Of Columbia neighborhoods.

16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Washington, District Of Columbia.

16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the 16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.4% in 16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 57.8% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer. But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that the 16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 6.9% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Finally, in the 16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW neighborhood, 27.1% of people ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of train ridership than in 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the 16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 58.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The 16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 56,844 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.9% of the nation's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the 16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

In addition, the real estate in the 16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 82.2% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 97.5% of American neighborhoods.

Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the 16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 87.5%, which is higher than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.

Notable & Unique: People

The 16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW neighborhood has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (68.4%) than found in 98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.

In addition, the types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America, has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 47.1%. This is a higher percent living alone than we found in 95.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the 16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 11.7% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the 16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW neighborhood has more Dominican and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 1.9% have Eastern European ancestry.

16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the 16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW neighborhood in Washington are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 45.0% of the neighborhoods in America. With 68.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the 16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW neighborhood, 55.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 31.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (11.7%), and 9.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the 16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW neighborhood is English, spoken by 60.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, French, African languages and Polish.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the 16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW neighborhood in Washington, DC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (9.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (5.5%), and residents who report Mexican roots (5.5%), and some of the residents are also of Dominican ancestry (5.5%), along with some German ancestry residents (4.5%), among others. In addition, 30.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in 16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.6% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (39.7%) ride the bus to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (27.1%) and 16.2% of residents also drive alone in a private automobile for their daily commute. The bus provides a valuable service in the 16th St NW / Meridian Pl NW neighborhood of Washington by getting a lot of residents to and from work daily, reducing the costs of commuting and reducing some congestion on the roads as well.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

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total Crime Index

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

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Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to DC* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Raymond Education Campus School
915 Spring Rd Nw
Washington, DC 20010
PK-08
Cardozo Education Campus School
1200 Clifton St Nw
Washington, DC 20009
06-12
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

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