Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States and has a population of 693,972 people according to the 2019 US Census. The population is diverse and includes people from many different backgrounds. The city has a large African American population, making up 46.1% of the total population in 2019. The Hispanic population is 11.6%, with a majority from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, while the White population makes up 37%. Additionally, there are small but growing numbers of Asian and Pacific Islander populations in Washington DC as well as other minority groups such as Native Americans and Middle Easterners.
The city also has an educated population with 32% of adults holding at least a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2017 compared to 28% nationally. Furthermore, over one-third of Washingtonians work in professional or technical occupations such as lawyers, engineers, accountants, and computer programmers. This highly educated workforce has helped to make Washington DC one of the most powerful cities in America with many government agencies located within its boundaries. Additionally, many international organizations have headquarters in Washington DC due to its strategic location between Europe and Asia and its political power within the United States government.