The U.S. Census bureau reported this morning that the District of Columbia lead the nation in population growth over the past year, as many major apartment buildings came online and began occupancy.
From April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2011, Washington D.C. grew by 2.7%, seconded by the state of Texas, which grew by 2.1% during the same period. The population, which shrank for decades after peaking in the 1940's, grew 5.7% from 2000 to 2010. The District had 602,000 people as of the 2010 census, meaning an increase of more than 16,000 people during the preceding 16 months.
Most of the District's new apartment buildings have been reporting near-capacity occupancy rates, and many more large apartment buildings are scheduled to come online over the next 18 months.
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