Wednesday, December 21, 2011

DC's Record Population Growth

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.

Washington D.C. real estate development news


Anonymous said...

This is FANTASTIC news!!

After 50 years of population decline, exacerbated by the shameful, criminal antics of the former mayor (whose name is NOT in my vocabulary), it is incredibly rewarding to see this new growth and economic development.

We can only hope that new residents will register to vote. Those votes will be needed to vote out-of-office those city councilmembers under investigation (Harry Thomas, Kwame Brown, etc.). Oh, and let's hope we can boot out our slimy mayor, too.

Tom in Michigan Park

Anonymous said...

"...the District of Columbia lead the nation..."

Lead? Lead? Try LED. Please, please edit these before posting. I love the development updates, but the errors make it hard to read sometimes.

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