As you can see, African Americans account for almost half of the population in Washington D.C. The city has had a large African American population since the beginning because Maryland and Virginia were both slave states.
The Economy in D.C. generally isn't very good due to many federal workers not actually living in the District.
Things To Do
In D.C. you can take tours of the Capitol Building. If you go to the Supreme Court you can learn about the many different judicial decisions that have shaped this country. While you can't do much in the the White House, you can take a tour of most of the building, and learn about the various artifact that have come and gone throughout the years. At the Pentagon, you can learn about the military and how it works as well as learning some U.S. History. One of my favorite places is Fords Theater where our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, was shot by John Wilkes Booth.
One of the most interesting places in the DC area is the Arlington National Cemetery. This is probably the most famous cemetery in the world, mostly because JFK is buried there. The Jefferson Memorial is a tribute to our country's third president, Thomas Jefferson. There is also the Lincoln Memorial which pays tribute to Abraham Lincoln, and right across from it is the National Monument and the Reflecting Pool. Maybe the most popular museum in the DC is the National Air and Space Museum where you can learn about the history of Airplanes, our solar system and much more. Lastly, there is the United States Holocaust Museum which is a memorial to the millions of people who lost their lives in the Holocaust.