Census Shows DC Population Continues to Boom
More than 1,000 people a month moved to the District during the measured period.
DC is the place to be. At least, that's what the more than 30,000 people who moved to the District between the April 2010 Census and July 2012 would say.
The Census Bureau's latest population estimates puts DC's growth between July 2011 and July 2012 at no. 2, just behind North Dakota, which has seen a large increase partially credited to an oil and gas boom. DC's percent increase during that time was 2.15, compared to North Dakota's 2.17.
“Anyone who lives in the District or spends time here already knows what these Census Bureau figures confirm: that the District is on the move,” said Mayor Gray in a press release. “People are voting with their feet, and they want to live in DC. This is due to the tremendous strides we’ve made in recent years in developing our city, improving our educational system, investing in infrastructure and raising the quality of city services.”
Between July of 2011 and 2012, DC added more than 13,000 new residents, a rate of growth of more than 1,000 people a month.
“We continue to focus on encouraging the best in land-use development and sustainability, and creating or maintaining convenient amenity-rich neighborhoods with great choices in housing and transportation. As I said two years ago, the District is a great place to live and I expect the population to continue to grow,” Harriet Tregoning, director of the District’s Office of Planning, which oversees the District’s State Data Center and Census activities said in a press release.
According to the mayor's press release, the current population of 632,323 is a figure not seen in the District since the early 1980s.
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