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Is named after George Washington
Borders two U.S. states
D.C. borders Virginia and Maryland, the state borders Oregon and Idaho
Is home to the Lincoln Memorial
Over 40% of the population is African-American
D.C.'s African American population is around 48% while the state's is only 4%
Starbucks is headquartered there
Has the higher GDP per capita
Washington D.C.'s GDP per capita is over $160,000 - more than twice that of any state
Has a coastline on the ocean
Has the higher average annual precipitation
The eastern part of Washington state is very dry. Even Seattle isn't that rainy. It gets about the same amount of rain as D.C.
Voted for Joe Biden in the 2020 U.S. presidential election
Has a higher homicide rate
If D.C. were a state, it would have by far the nation's highest murder rate
The Potomac river runs through it
Has a higher population
Its NFL team changed its team name in 2020
Is the primary residence of two people worth more than $100 billion
Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates both live in the tiny suburb of Medina, Washington
Knowing all that, I still picked the state over D.C.
BUT, Seattle area is often very very cloudy and gloomy and drizzly except for high summer (which is absolutely fabulously glorious but don't tell anyone.)
The DC resident claiming they don't border VA surprises me. I've never heard a single person claim that.
SOURCE: Lifetime DC area resident.