District of Columbia

Capital:
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2012
635,040
Population 2013 649,111
Population 2014 658,893
Below Poverty 2011 19.9
Below Poverty 2012 18.4
Below Poverty 2013 21.3
Below Poverty 2014  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2012 64.2
Employment - Population Ratio 2013 63.3
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 64.9
Unemployed 2011 9.6
Unemployed 2012 9.9
Unemployed 2013 8.5
Unemployed 2014 7.8
Foreclosure Rate 2014 1 of 22,948
STATE FACTS
The first official White House Christmas Tree was decorated by Benjamin Harrison and family.
The District of Columbia was named after the great explorer Christopher Columbus.
The Capitol Dome took 11 years to build. On top of the dome is the Statue of Freedom,which may look small, but is actually 19 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 15,000 pounds.