District of Columbia

Capital:
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
702,455
Population 2017 695,691
Population 2016 686,575
Below Poverty 2017 16.6
Below Poverty 2016 18.6
Below Poverty 2015 17.3
Employment - Population Ratio 2018
66.5
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 66.2
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 65.9
Unemployed 2018 5.6
Unemployed 2017 6.1
Unemployed 2016 6.1
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 902
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.