WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia is honoring residents age 100 and over.
City officials are holding an annual event recognizing centenarians on Tuesday at the Washington Plaza Hotel. Approximately 40 centenarians are expected to attend.
They’ll be given a medallion in honor of their longevity.
The city says more than 200 centenarians currently live in the city.
The 2010 U.S. Census found 53,364 people age 100 and older in the United States.
Women outnumber men in that group by about five to one.