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Types of Housing by Ward

The Washington, DC housing stock varies by ward. Ward 6 has the greatest number of total units of any housing type, followed by Ward 2. Wards 4, 7, and 8 have the fewest total number of housing units. In addition, the type of housing units varies by ward. For instance, Ward 6 has the most apartment units while Ward 8 has the highest proportion of apartments in its housing stock (64% of the total units). Ward 4 has the most single family units and the highest proportion of single family units of any ward (approximately 19,600 units representing 3/5 of all units in the ward).

Types of Housing Units - Ward, 2017

Sources: DC Policy Center housing stock database (December 2017) with additional data and analyses by DME
using administrative housing data from DC Vector Property Map datasets

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