Advertising in Washington DC


Washington, DC, formally the District of Columbia, is situated on the banks of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, wedged between the states of Maryland and Virginia. The capital of the United States is one of the most densely populated cities in the US.

Washington has a growing, diversified economy with an increasing percentage of professional and business service jobs. The gross state product of the District in 2010 was $103.3 billion, which would rank it No. 34 compared to the 50 states.

Tourism is Washington's second-largest industry. Approximately 18.9 million visitors contributed an estimated $4.8 billion to the local economy in 2012. The District also hosts nearly 200 foreign embassies and international organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization of American States, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Pan American Health Organization.

  • Estimated Population :693,972
  • Foreign born :14.00%
  • Language other than English spoken at home :17.40%
  • High school graduates :90.00%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher :55.40%
  • Median Household income :$72,935
  • Per Capita income :$48,781
  • Population per sq. mile :9,856
  • White :45.10%,Black or African :47.10%,American Indian :0.60%,Asian :4.30%,Others :2.90%

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Events in Washington DC


January
  • Martin Luther King
  • Jr.’s Birthday
February
  • Black History Month
  • Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
  • D.C. Fashion Week
March
  • Women’s History Month
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade
April
  • National Cherry Blossom Festival
  • White House Easter Egg Roll
  • Smithsonian Craft Show
May
  • Washington National Cathedral Annual Flower Mart
  • Memorial Day
June
  • DC Jazz Festival
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival
July
  • Independence Day
  • Capital Fringe Festival
August
  • Shakespeare Theatre Free for All
September
  • Labor Day Concert
  • Library of Congress National Book Festival
October
  • Marine Corps Marathon
November
  • Veterans Day
December
  • National Christmas Tree Lighting

Business & Education in Washington DC


  • The city is home to three Fortune 500 companies. They are Fannie Mae, Danaher, and Pepco Holdings. Other companies of note headquartered in Washington, D.C. Allied Capital, Atlantic Media Company, Black Entertainment Television, C-SPAN, Capstone Development, Clyde’s Restaurant Group, D.C. United Holdings, DCI Group, Dexter Industries, Diego’s Hair Salon, ESL Music, Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation, Federal News Service, Interface Media Group, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, National Geographic Channel, National Trust Community Investment Corporation, Howard T. Owens, Prison Fellowship, Red Zebra Broadcasting, The Washington Post Company, Treasury Department Federal Credit Union, Washington Gas, Washington National Opera, Washington Nationals, and Wellington Jewels.
  • There are several private colleges in the city that include John Hopkins University (JHU), Peterson Institute, America University (AU), Trinity Washington University, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), George Washington University (GWU), Georgetown University, and Howard University