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Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Breaking news: Young people like D.C.!

Dear reader: Did you realize that Washington -- a seat of power which houses several large undergraduate universities, and a city whose economy depends quite a bit on young, cheap, driven labor -- is an attractive destination for young people? No? Well, then, it’s a good thing that The Post is here to remind us!

Today, the paper features a report regarding the city’s census figures, which show that the city has experienced a spike in the number of its residents aged 20-34, who now make up about one-third of the city’s population and are “responsible for almost all of the city’s growth in the past 10 years.” (Of course, the city also saw an increase in the number of sexagenarian residents, but that’s far less fun to write about. Old people don’t go clubbing very often, after all.)

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Aaron Morrissey blogs at DCist. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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