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DC has nation's highest percentage of women

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The District has a higher percentage of female residents than any of the 50 states, according to census data released Thursday. About 52.3 percent of D.C. residents are female, just outpacing Rhode Island and Maryland at 51.6 percent each, according to census data. Alaska, at the other extreme, is 52.1 percent male. Women are drawn to the region by job opportunities, according to Washington...

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