Homes in Washington, D.C. are small. In fact, the District has the fourth smallest average home size in the U.S. according to Washingtonian's Manyun Zou. The homes are continuing to get smaller. D.C. is one of four cities (along with New York, Miami, and San Francisco) where home sizes are smaller than they were a century ago.
In the rest of the US, however, the average size of homes has increased consistently over the past 70 years. Now the gap between the District and the rest of the country is becoming larger. Only for two decades in the last century did DC exceed the average number, from 1920 to 1939. DC’s average home size hit its lowest point in comparison with the rest of the US in the latest time period PropertyShark measured in a recent report—1,241 square feet less than the national average.