District of Columbia

Capital:
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2014
659,005
Population 2015 670,377
Population 2016 681,170
Below Poverty 2014 19
Below Poverty 2015 16.6
Below Poverty 2016 16.3
Below Poverty 2017  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 64
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 65.3
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 65.9
Unemployed 2014 7.8
Unemployed 2015 6.9
Unemployed 2016 6
Unemployed 2017 (Oct.) 6.6
Foreclosure Rate 2017 (Oct.) 1 of 2057
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.