Washington D.C.

Smart city ranking
35 Out of 118
12 in 2020
BB A in 2020
Factor ratings
BBB Structures
BB Technologies
Group
2
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 5,320,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.919 0.919 0.920 0.926 +0.006
Life expectancy at birth 78.9 78.9 78.9 78.9 0.0
Expected years of schooling 16.3 16.3 16.3 16.3 +0.0
Mean years of schooling 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 +0.0
GNI per capita (PPP $) 54,443 55,351 56,140 63,826 +7,686

Priority Areas

From a list of 15 indicators, survey respondents were asked to select 5 that they perceived as the most urgent for their city. This is the total bar. The higher the percentage of responses per area, the greater the priority for the city.

The left hand section of each bar shows the Alignment - the proportion of those respondents who also answered the corresponding survey questions low. A strong Alignment implies that these areas also demand priority attention.

% of respondents who chose the Priority Area
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
affordable housing
67.0%
security
45.7%
health services
41.7%
road congestion
41.2%
school education
36.2%
unemployment
32.1%
fulfilling employment
28.9%
public transport
27.2%
air pollution
25.9%
corruption
23.8%
basic amenities
22.1%
recycling
20.4%
social mobility
17.5%
green spaces
15.0%
citizen engagement
12.4%

Attitudes

% of respondents who agree or strongly agree with the statement
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
You are willing to concede personal data in order to improve traffic congestion
59.0%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
65.2%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
58.6%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
77.1%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
57.7
Recycling services are satisfactory
67.1
Public safety is not a problem
39.1
Air pollution is not a problem
41.6
Medical services provision is satisfactory
61.6
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
36.0
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
29.4
Public transport is satisfactory
57.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
64.1
Most children have access to a good school
54.9
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
65.1
Businesses are creating new jobs
66.5
Minorities feel welcome
63.6
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
67.5
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
83.1
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
70.7
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
39.2
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
55.5
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
62.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
46.1
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
60.1
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
57.1
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
50.3
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
41.1
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
64.9
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
50.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
53.1
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
50.9
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
56.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
65.8
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
67.0
IT skills are taught well in schools
48.8
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
49.7
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
67.0
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
73.1
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
40.8
Online voting has increased participation
57.4
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
51.7
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
57.8
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 5,320,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.919 0.919 0.920 0.926 +0.006
Life expectancy at birth 78.9 78.9 78.9 78.9 0.0
Expected years of schooling 16.3 16.3 16.3 16.3 +0.0
Mean years of schooling 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 +0.0
GNI per capita (PPP $) 54,443 55,351 56,140 63,826 +7,686

Priority Areas

From a list of 15 indicators, survey respondents were asked to select 5 that they perceived as the most urgent for their city. This is the total bar. The higher the percentage of responses per area, the greater the priority for the city.

The left hand section of each bar shows the Alignment - the proportion of those respondents who also answered the corresponding survey questions low. A strong Alignment implies that these areas also demand priority attention.

% of respondents who chose the Priority Area
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
affordable housing
67.0%
security
45.7%
health services
41.7%
road congestion
41.2%
school education
36.2%
unemployment
32.1%
fulfilling employment
28.9%
public transport
27.2%
air pollution
25.9%
corruption
23.8%
basic amenities
22.1%
recycling
20.4%
social mobility
17.5%
green spaces
15.0%
citizen engagement
12.4%

Attitudes

% of respondents who agree or strongly agree with the statement
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
You are willing to concede personal data in order to improve traffic congestion
59.0%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
65.2%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
58.6%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
77.1%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
57.7
Recycling services are satisfactory
67.1
Public safety is not a problem
39.1
Air pollution is not a problem
41.6
Medical services provision is satisfactory
61.6
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
36.0
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
29.4
Public transport is satisfactory
57.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
64.1
Most children have access to a good school
54.9
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
65.1
Businesses are creating new jobs
66.5
Minorities feel welcome
63.6
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
67.5
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
83.1
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
70.7
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
39.2
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
55.5
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
62.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
46.1
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
60.1
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
57.1
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
50.3
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
41.1
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
64.9
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
50.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
53.1
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
50.9
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
56.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
65.8
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
67.0
IT skills are taught well in schools
48.8
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
49.7
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
67.0
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
73.1
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
40.8
Online voting has increased participation
57.4
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
51.7
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
57.8
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max