The district is the most densely populated part of the German capital. With its nearly 274,000 residents (as of 2013), it has almost as many people as the state capital Wiesbaden – on one tenth of the area.
Also known as a melting pot, the district is particularly popular with young people who appreciate its international flair. At the same time, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is an attractive place for investment, as the design, fashion, music, and media sectors are also growing rapidly. Global industrial corporations take advantage of the district's ideal conditions for doing business and its vast supply of qualified and multilingual professionals.