The Washington, DC, area contains the nation’s fourth-largest concentration of artists, according to this Washington Post article:
“The Washington region has the fourth-highest number of artists among the top 50 metropolitan areas in the United States, trailing Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. More than 47,000 people -- out of a civilian workforce of 2.7 million -- work as artists in the Washington area, according to the study. By comparison, there are 140,000 working artists in the Los Angeles/Long Beach area.”
Of the DC group, 7,070 are writers.
And, maybe victory will be ours in the end: according to the article, “there are more working artists than lawyers in the United States.”