The 411 on the 202

DC’s Creative Economy

• The Washington DC region ranked 4th in the US in the number of artists per capita in 2000
• The Washington DC region has the third highest number of architects in the US – only the New York and Chicago regions have more.
• The Washington DC region has more multi-media artists than Boston or Austin
• Over 4,000 people are employed by the Smithsonian, with the majority in DC
• Only NY, LA and Chicago have more graphic designers than the DC region
• There are at least 66 museums off the Mall
• Theater groups estimate that there are 67 professional Washington area theaters presenting 454 productions, with an audience in 2007 of close to 2 million

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