Building Costs Per Square Foot in the District of Columbia (DC), USA

Washington DC 3612 Massachussetts Avenue NW - 5 Bedrooms and 8 Baths with 2 Attached Garages on Gross Floor Area 6534 sqft - Built in 2022 - Price $4,995,000 (2)

Newly Built House in Washington DC 3612 Massachussetts Avenue NW – 5 Bedrooms and 8 Baths with 2 Attached Garages on Gross Floor Area 6534 sqft – Built in 2022 – Price $4,995,000 (2)

As of 2024, building costs in the state of District of Columbia (DC) are 11% above the national average. The charts below show a comparison of costs between luxury, semi-luxury, best, good, average and minimum standard single-family houses. Costs are also given for manufactured housing in five quality classes.

2024 Building Costs Per Square Foot for Single Family Homes in the State of District of Columbia (DC), USA

  • Class 1 – Luxury Homes – $463.56 to $674.96 per sqft
  • Class 2 – Semi Luxury Homes – $281.74 to $410.20 per sqft
  • Class 3 – Best Standard Homes – $181.89 to $262.75 per sqft
  • Class 4 – Good Standard Homes – $132.92 to $193.60 per sqft
  • Class 5 – Average Standard Homes – $107.88 to $156.94 per sqft
  • Class 6 – Minimum Standard  Homes – $85.11 to $123.89 per sqft
District of Columbia Single Family Houses 2024 Building Costs

District of Columbia Single Family Houses 2024 Building Costs

2024 Building Costs Per Square Foot for Manufactured Housing in the State of District of Columbia (DC), USA

Manufactured housing is composed of one or more prefabricated modular units which are delivered to the site and assembled on a RC foundation or slab.

  • Best Quality Housing – $158.70 to $178.59 per sqft
  • Good Quality Housing – $134.42 to $157.56 per sqft
  • Average Quality Housing – $109.86 to $137.22 per sqft
  • Low Average Quality Housing – $93.34 to $119.56 per sqft
  • Lowest Quality Housing – $80.48 to $105.76 per sqft
District of Columbia Manufactured Housing 2024 Building Costs

District of Columbia Manufactured Housing 2024 Building Costs

 

2022 Residential Construction Market Analysis in the District of Columbia (DC), USA

Building costs are 12% above the national average in the District of Columbia, and equivalent to the state of Massachusetts. It’s the 3rd most expensive state to build a house in the USA. Construction costs are 3% higher than California and New Jersey. Washington, DC (District of Columbia) has a population of 601 thousand inhabitants. Its area covers 176.76 square kilometers. It is located in the South region, South Atlantic division. What makes it stand out from the rest of the states is that Washington is the capital of the United States, which is why it houses the Capitol, the center of government, as well as the Senate and Congress. The White House, the FBI, the Library of Congress, and the Pentagon are also based in this city.

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