The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Census, Population Data

Census, population data



Census Bureau (Commerce Dept.), 4600 Silver Hill Rd., #8H010, Suitland, MD 20746 (mailing address: 4600 Silver Hill Rd., #8H010, Washington, DC 20233-0100); (301) 763-4636. Ron Jarmin, Director (Acting). Press, (301) 763-3030. Toll-free, (800) 923-8282. TTY, (800) 877-8339.

General email,

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Conducts surveys and censuses (including the decennial census of population, the American Community Survey, the economic census, and census of governments); collects and analyzes demographic, social, economic, housing, foreign trade, and data on governmental data; publishes statistics for use by federal, state, and local governments, Congress, businesses, planners, and the public. Provides online resources and data analysis tools. Library open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.

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