The most googled questions about the White House

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All eyes will be on Joe Biden as he officially becomes the 46th President of the United States. One of the major honors that comes with being the leader of the free world is residency at the historic White House.

Interested in symbolic landmarks, analysed global search volume data from online analytics tool Ahrefs to discover the most Googled questions about the White House.

The most ‘Googled’ questions about the White House
Rank Question Average Annual Online Searches for Question Answer
1. Where is the White House? 134,400 Washington, D.C.
2. When was the White House built? 103,200 13th October 1792
3. How many rooms are in the White House? 85,200 132 Rooms
4. Who designed the White House? 70,800 James Hoban
5. How big is the White House? 42,000 5,100 Square Feet
6. Who was the first President to live in the White House? 32,400 President John Adams
7. What is the full address of the White House? 22,800 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500
8. How old is the White House? 15,600 229 Years Old
9. How many bathrooms are in the White House? 14,400 35 Bathrooms
10. How much is the White House worth? 8,400 $398 Million/€326 Million/£290 Million
11. Who owns the White House? 5,400 National Park Service
12. How many floors are in the White House? 4,800 Six Levels /Floors found that the most Googled question about the White House is ‘where is the White House?’, with an astonishing 134,400 online searches a year – the equivalent of 11,200 searches per month. The answer to the question is of course the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C.

In second position, a significant number of people throughout the year are keen to find out ‘when the White House was built?’, with the question being asked online an average of 103,200 times every year. Construction of the White House began on 13th October 1792 and was ready for occupancy on 1st November 1800.

‘How many rooms are in the White House?’ is the third most Googled question about the White House, with an average of 85,200 online searches per year. According to the official White House website, the iconic building has an astonishing 132 rooms.

Additionally, for those 14,400 online queries a year wondering ‘how many bathrooms are in the White House?, there are 35 bathrooms!

With Melania Trump declining to give her successor Jill Biden a tour of the White House, it’s certainly going to feel like a complex maze for Jill Biden in her first few weeks of residency as first lady.

Interestingly, a lot of people are curious about who the first President to live at the White house was, as evident by the32,400 Google searches per year for ‘who was the first President to live in the White House?’.

Despite George Washington selecting the location and architect (Irish-born James Hoban) for the White House, it was John Adams who had the privilege as the first ever American President to oversee the White House.

On the other end in 12th place, there are 4,800 online searches each year for ‘how many floors are in the White House?’. People will be amazed to know, there are six floors in the White House!

Just slightly above in ninth place, the question ‘who owns the White House?’ is Googled on 5,400 occasions a year. The White House is owned by the National Park service and Biden can expect to receive $100,000 to put towards redecorating the White House the way he and his family pleases when he officially begins his first-time in office on the 20th January 2021.