An Overview of Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States, located between Virginia and Maryland on the north bank of the Potomac River. The city is home to all three branches of the federal government, as well as the White House, the Supreme Court and the Capitol Building. Washington D.C. has been the nation’s capital since 1800, so it’s only fitting that you’d see constant reminders of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and other greats throughout the city. These and other historical Americans left a legacy of integrity and refined elegance.

Washington D.C.  has always been an ethnically diverse city. More than half of the city’s inhabitants are African American, about two-fifths are of European descent, and the remainder are mainly of Hispanic or Asian origin. In contrast to the city’s demographic breakdown, in the surrounding metropolitan area European Americans constitute nearly two-thirds of the population, African Americans make up less than one-fourth, and the remainder of the population is of multiethnic heritage. The immigrant population in the city and suburbs includes some of the country’s largest Ethiopian, Central American, and Korean communities (source).

Religion in Washington D.C.

Seeing the diversity of the city itself, one could imagine that there would be a diversity of religion as well.  65.50% of the people in Washington D.C. claim to be religious, which leaves the remaining 35.50% with no religious affiliation. 25.59% of those who consider themselves religious are Catholic; 0.13% are LDS; 4.92% are another Christian faith; 4.05% in Washington, D.C. are Jewish; 0.05% are an eastern faith; 8.00% affilitates with Islam (source).

Would you pray that God would send more laborers to this city and country to lift His name high?

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