On Friday's show, D.C. native and NBC News White House Correspondent Mike Viqueira defended his hometown against a slew of gripes and groans against the District.
While Mike may have busted quite a few myths about his hometown, he also got us thinking. What else do we know or don't know about the District? Here are a few more facts about Washington, D.C. that may surprise you:
1) Even though 5.4 million people live in the DMV (District, Maryland and Virginia), D.C. is fiftieth in total population. The District’s 601,0723 people ranks ahead of only Wyoming’s 563,626. Between 2000 and 2010, D.C. experienced its first decennial population increase since the 1940s, increasing by 5.2 percent to surpass 600,000 people.
2) Only one former president, Woodrow Wilson, remained in D.C. to live after his term in office ended. The Woodrow Wilson House Museum is still available for tours near Dupont Circle.
3) Washington is the birthplace of “go-go” music and the hometown of its late creator Chuck Brown.