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DC's Population Is Booming

DC is the fastest growing city in the country



    DC's Population Is Booming

    The District is one of the fastest growing city in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau -- and no, that's not just due to the Occupiers.

    The city's population grew by 2.7 percent between April 2010 and July of this year. That's a higher percentage than any state in the nation -- although you could also say it's not quite fair to compare a city to states.

    Even so, the percentage comes out to an increase of more than 16,000 residents. The city's population is now 617,996.

    Demographers say D.C.'s vibrant jobs market was a major factor in the population boom.

    Maryland and Virginia also saw their populations grow during that period. Maryland added more than 54,000 residents; Virginia grew by more than 95,000.