Washington District Of Columbia

About Washington

Washington, DC is the capital of the United States and is located within Maryland although it is not technically part of the state. The “Washington” of Washington, DC was name after the first president of the United States, George Washington, and the “DC” stands for District of Columbia.

According to the 2000 Census there were 601,723 people living in Washington, DC. The income per capita was $55,755.

Washington, DC is racially made up of 38.5% White, 50.7% African American, .3% Native American, 3.5% Asian, and 9% Hispanic residents. Washington, DC has had a steady but drastic decrease in population since their highest recorded population of 802,178 people in the 1950 Census. In the ten year before the 2010 Census Washington, DC actually grew its population by 5.2% and went from 572,059 residents to 601,723. 

Washington, DC is home to several monuments and landmarks such as The Whitehouse and the Lincoln Memorial that can all be found in the Washington, DC Yellow Pages or in the Washington, DC Business Directory.

Washington, DC experiences a humid subtropical climate and has four very distinct seasons. In the summer Washington, DC is normally in the 80s during the day and at night the temperature will drop into the60s or 70s. In the winter Washington, DC is generally in the 30s or 40s during the day and at night the temperature will drop into the 20s. The hottest month of the year in Washington, DC is July and the coldest month is January. On average Washington, DC receives 39.6 inches of precipitation yearly, with only about 16 snow days and the rest of the year rain is fairly constant. 


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