D.C.’s population about-face

Ten years ago, D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams famously set a goal of attracting 100,000 new D.C. residents within a decade. Pundits scoffed, but the latest population estimates show we made it closer than most imagined possible.

The official U.S. Census population estimate for the District in 2003 was 563,384. The latest estimate for 2013 is 646,449. That’s an increase of 83,065.

In 2003, D.C.’s population was still shrinking. It had been about 569,000 in 2002, and 572,000 in 2000.

[Continue reading Dan Malouff’s post at BeyondDC.]

Dan Malouff is an Arlington County transportation planner who blogs independently at BeyondDC.com. 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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