The District of Columbia and its 681,000 residents share a rich culture and history. Learn more about the misconceptions, the people, the government, the economics, and the geography that comprise our Nation's capital.
As the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. is often in the public sphere yet is often misunderstood. Learn more about the common myths that all too often misrepresent the District of Columbia and its residents.
Washington attracts thousands of new residents from across the country, but it is also home to a rich, diverse and native culture that is older than the District itself. Learn more about the demographics of today's Washingtonians.
Nearly a million people live in the District of Columbia. Learn more about the diversity and the demographics of the residents of our nation's capital.
The physical geography of Washington, DC, is as rich and diverse as its culture and history. Discover varied representations of the beautiful District of Columbia in this collection of historical maps.
The federal government places cost burdens and revenue restrictions on DC that no other city or state must face. This disparate treatment is creating a long-term structural imbalance between revenues and spending that will drive the District into deficit unless the federal government begins treating DC fairly.