Today, I will answer my very first email.
EEE question: I would like to know how many people live in
When she read your question, Cousin KJ said, "The simpler the
question the more complicated the answer."
Bureau indicates as of the
2010 Census the
population of Washington,
DC was 601,723; the
population is 617,996 and
comparison, the same
2010 Census counted
563,626 people in the
whole state of Wyoming
That means the city of Washington, DC has twelve (12) times more
people than Navarro County.
However, 617,996 is only the number of people who live inside the
Washington, DC boarders. Washington, DC is like Dallas, most of the
people who work in Dallas and in Washington, DC actually live in the
suburbs, beyond the city borders. In order to understand the
population of the metropolitan area, the suburbs must be included.
The Washington Metropolitan Area has a population of approximately
7 million people. If the Washington Metropolitan Area were a state, it
would be the thirteenth (13th) largest state of the fifty states in the
United States. Wow, that's LOTS of people, Ella.
EEE question: I would also like to know how many schools
"District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) consists of 139 of the 238
public elementary and secondary schools and learning centers located
in Washington, D.C." (Wikipedia) There are 43,866 students and
4,017 teachers. EEE, look back up the page at the population of
Navarro County, Texas. Do you see? There are almost as many
students in Washington, DC proper as there are total people in all of
Navarro County where we live. Yikes, this is a big place, EEE.
EEE question: Are you close to the White House?
If I were to walk out the front door of the Hannah house, turn right,
and travel 5.6 miles south east down Connecticut Ave, I would arrive
Washington, DC. If I walked -- well, if I hitched a ride with Cousin
Cousin KB and she walked -- it would take about two hours to arrive
at the White House. Cousin KJ says it would take much longer than
that because there are so many interesting things to stop and see
along the way. If I rode in a car during morning traffic or evening
traffic, Cousin KJ said it would probably take just as long, but if I rode
in a car during non-traffic hours, it would only take about thirty
minutes. Thirty minutes to go less than six miles.
How long do you think it would take to travel 5.6 miles in a car in
Kerens? Will you find out for us, Ella? Cousin KJ says to ask her Cousin
Judy's husband, Cousin what's-his-name, to drive 5.6 miles while you
time the trip. (I'm not sure who all these people are, but Cousin KJ
had a naughty smile on her face when she said it, so maybe you had
better just ask our Mom.)
Here is map or go to the interactive map on my first page and zoom
out to see the blue pin on the White House.