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Washington... or Washington D.C.?

Each of these clues pertains either to the state of Washington, to Washington D.C., or to both. Can you guess which is which?
Last updated: June 09, 2019
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1. Is named after George Washington
D.C.
State
Both
2. Borders two U.S. states
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Both
D.C. borders Virginia and Maryland, the state borders Oregon and Idaho
3. Home to the Lincoln Memorial
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4. Over 40% of the population is African-American
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D.C.'s African American population is around 48% while the state's is only 4%
5. Starbucks is headquartered there
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D.C.
6. Has the higher GDP per capita
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Washington D.C.'s GDP per capita is over $160,000 - more than twice that of any state
7. Has a coastline on the ocean
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Both
8. Has the higher average annual precipitation
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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.
9. Voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 U.S. presidential election
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Both
10. Has a higher homicide rate
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If D.C. were a state, it would have by far the nation's highest murder rate
11. Is further north
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12. The Potomac river runs through it
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13. Has a higher population
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14. Its NFL team is named the Washington Redskins
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15. It is the primary residence of the world's two richest people
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Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates both live in the tiny suburb of Medina, Washington
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level 68
Apr 4, 2019
Looks as if I'm not lonely in my surprise by the precipitation answer. Meets my definition of "trick question" (i.e. a question with a counterintuitive answer that I don't happen to know!).
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level 63
Apr 7, 2019
I lived in Oregon for years, and should have got this one. I know, for instance, that Boston usually gets a bit more rain than Portland. It's just that Oregon gets their rain (and bleakness) in just a few months over the winter, whereas in New England it is spread out over the whole year. The Pacific Northwest also does not get much torrential rain, but rather endless drizzle and mist. Knowing all that, I still picked the state over D.C.
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level 67
Jun 9, 2019
I've lived in both and no one believes me when I say the east coast is rainier by far and way more horridly humid in summer. 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.)
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level 75
Jun 9, 2019
High summer...glorious for wildfires? :) (We were there in high summer and seriously, yes, it is gorgeous.)
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level 67
Apr 5, 2019
I got the voting question wrong because I thought DC, as having no Senators or voting representatives didn't get electors. Interesting that they do vote for president, and Puerto Rico does not.
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level 70
Apr 5, 2019
Interesting quiz! Hillary's misspelt, btw.
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level 68
Apr 5, 2019
Your sentence is correct if it's referring to itself.
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level ∞
Apr 5, 2019
Fixed the spelling of Hillary.
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level 57
Apr 5, 2019
Waiting for "Turkey: Country or bird?" quiz
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level 71
Jun 9, 2019
Or "Georgia: State or State?" With a trick question about "Georgia on my mind."
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level 50
Jun 9, 2019
Got the 5th one wrong because is the only question where State is above... Meant to put D. C.
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level 56
Jun 9, 2019
In question 4, how does 48% constitute a majority?
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level 66
Jun 9, 2019
Not an absolute majority, but the biggest ethnic group of all, I guess. So if the population consists of 48% African-Americans and, say, 26% white-American and 26% Asian-American, then the Africans definitely form the majority.
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level 56
Jun 9, 2019
That still doesn't make it a majority though.
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level 76
Jun 9, 2019
It should say a plurality, maybe?
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level 76
Jun 9, 2019
I'm not sure if that's a correct usage of the word plurality. You could say a predominantly African-American population. That would be accurate.
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level ∞
Jun 9, 2019
My mistake, now fixed. From around 1970 until 2010, a majority of D.C.'s population was African-American.
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level 22
Jun 9, 2019
I got 16/17 on my first try and I never use non-metric measurements.
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level 56
Jun 10, 2019
Are you sure you are talking about this quiz?
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level 50
Jun 19, 2019
I missed the Redskins cause I haven't slept in like 24 hours lol.