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Geographic Area and Demographics

Target Area- Washington, DC Metropolitan Area

Minority owned businesses are in greater numbers in southern states and urban areas where minority populations tend to be larger. The District of Columbia and Maryland have concentrations of Minority owned businesses exceeding 20 percent.

Minority Business Ownership:
 
District of Columbia 3,157
 
Maryland:  
Prince George's County 3,215
Montgomery County 3,819
 
Northern Virginia:  
Alexandria City 425
Arlington County 577
Fairfax County 3,615
Falls Church 194
Loudoun County 184
 
Total Minority Business Ownership: 15,186
 

 

Ethnic Group % of US MBO* # U.S. MBO* # D.C. Metro Area MBO*
 
Hispanic Owned 39.5 % 1,199,896 2,404
Asian Owned 30.0 % 912,960 8,646
African-American Owned 27.1 % 823,499 3,988
Native American Owned 6.5 % 197,300 151