U STREET

U STREET

U Street is home for those who want to march to their own beat.

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Welcome to U Street Corridor

The center of DC nightlife and culture.
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Known as Washington’s cultural center at the turn of the century, U Street has long been a backbone of the city’s homegrown jazz, arts, and civil rights movements. Once bearing the scars of riots and protests, today it has regained its rightful place as the street to showcase DC’s vibrant cultural life, from music and food to activism and art.

THE NEIGHBORS

Artists and musicians, lawyers and lobbyists, old and new: Everyone is drawn to the new U.

Most of U Street’s businesses were hollowed out by riots in 1968, but longtime residents weathered the years of economic decline to see the recent rebirth of the neighborhood. Artists and professionals started pouring in more than a decade ago, helping U Street regain much of its funky vibe and economic vitality. Today you’ll find members of all segments of Washington professionals living in modest row homes and new developments just off of U Street, a Supreme Court Justice among them.

​​​​​​​WHAT TO EXPECT

True urban living with a finger on the city’s pulse.

U Street sees a critical mass of revelers pass down its narrow sidewalks each weekend–increasingly on weeknights, too. The area is no longer just for nightlife, though, and its lifestyle amenities have evolved to support the dramatic influx of new residents. Grocery stores, markets, and hardware stores have popped up to serve all of the neighborhood’s basic and luxury needs.

The Lifestyle

Having the best the city has to offer right outside your door.

Residents can walk to an endless array of entertainment options. The metro and ample bus lines make it an easy launching point for downtown commutes. U Street sports a self-confidence and a brash style that’s unique in the city.

U Street knows how to celebrate its past while looking firmly to the future.

Unexpected Appeal

Living like a local.

Though weekends on U Street are dominated by fun seekers from outside the neighborhood, locals have the run of the area most other days and nights. Longtime neighborhood restaurants know their regulars by sight and greet them by name.

The Market

Expensive, with a mix of a smaller row homes, large new condos, and loft apartments.

Long gone are the days of finding a true bargain around U Street. Row houses have long since been renovated and condos tend to cater to those who can afford to pay a premium for urban proximity.

You'll Fall Inlove With

The mix of heritage and cultural cache.

U Street proudly displays its past amid the signs of change and growth. Diversity and a welcoming attitude are second nature to the neighborhood.


Overview for U STREET, DC

51,288 people live in U STREET, where the median age is 33.8 and the average individual income is $92,809. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

51,288

Total Population

33.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$92,809

Average individual Income

Around U STREET, DC

There's plenty to do around U STREET, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

93
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
76
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
80
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Emma's Torch, Tacos Mi Rancho, and Box Convenience.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.52 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.86 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.36 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.7 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.98 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.58 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for U STREET, DC

U STREET has 28,382 households, with an average household size of 1.79. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in U STREET do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 51,288 people call U STREET home. The population density is 38,911.64 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

51,288

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

33.8

Median Age

48.17 / 51.83%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
28,382

Total Households

1.79

Average Household Size

$92,809

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

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Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in U STREET, DC

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The following schools are within or nearby U STREET. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Emerson Preparatory School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ross Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
H.D. Cooke Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
St Augustine Catholic School
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
Garrison Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
Marie Reed Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5

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