District of Columbia

Capital:
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2015
672,736
Population 2016 684,336
Population 2017 693,972
Below Poverty 2014 17.7
Below Poverty 2015 17.3
Below Poverty 2016 18.6
Below Poverty 2017 16.6
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 65.3
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 65.9
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 66.1
Unemployed 2015 6.9
Unemployed 2016 6.0
Unemployed 2017 6.1
Unemployed 2018 (Oct.) 5.6
Foreclosure Rate 2018 (Oct.) 1 of 2594
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.