I wasn't comparing at all DC to either, just the state as a whole of MD and the state as a whole of VA.
The states as a whole which largely does not border DC for both states, not just PG an Montgomery Counties (MD) and Arlington and Alexandria counties (VA), are very similar on the whole inclusive of per capita income, education, and employment.
The DoJ stats I cited are for the states as a whole not select counties that happen to border DC.
BTW like 20 yrs. ago District Heights used to be a nice working class blue collar family community.
Twenty five to 30 yrs. ago PG County was predominately white with minorities being very much in the minority.
Man oh man how things have changed. :(
As much as I love DC in my heart, it's damn sad. I'll not return and definitely would not raise my family there even as it's home for me and has been for my family for four generations on my fathers side. Damn sad.