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DC’s Population Grows 2.7% to 617,996

by Prince Of Petworth December 22, 2011 at 11:30 am 41 Comments


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Thanks to all who sent emails. From the census press release yesterday:

“Among states and equivalents, the District of Columbia experienced the fastest growth between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2011, as its population climbed 2.7 percent. This marks the first time it led states and equivalents in growth since the early 1940s. D.C. ranked 35th in percent growth between the 2000 and 2010 censuses.”

The Post notes:

“The increase of 16,000 people, if accurate, represents more than half the total gain during the entire decade that preceded it, which was the first decade in half a century that the city did not shrink in size.”

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