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D.C. Area Continues Strong Growth
Region is growing faster than any metropolitan area outside Sunbelt, drawing thousands of immigrants and holding on to current residents despite worsening commutes, skyrocketing home prices.
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Population Shows Gains And Losses: D.C. Young Adults Rise, Middle-Aged Decrease (Post, March 10, 2005)

D.C. Down, Va., Md. Up in Census Estimates: City Disputes Drop Of 4,097 in One Year (Post, Dec. 23, 2004)

Seeking A Share Of Power In Charles: Blacks Growing In Numbers as County Changes (Post, Dec. 1, 2004)

Area Immigration Booming: Census Finds Steady Flow Despite Economy, 9/11 (Post, Nov. 23, 2004)

Minorities Driving Growth in D.C. Area (Post, Sept. 30, 2004)

N.Va. Neighbors Hoping To Raze, Rebuild, Profit: 70 Homeowners Near Vienna Metro See Riches in 1,000-Unit Replacement (Post, Sept. 20, 2004)

Prince William Flaunts Its Prosperity: Study Ranks Income 3rd Among U.S. Counties, but Some Experts Are Dubious (Post, Sept. 17, 2004)

Survey Captures D.C. in Transition: Census Data Show Fast-Changing City (Post, Aug. 27, 2004)

Loudoun Leads Nation in Growth: Exurbs Booming, Census Data Show (Post, April 9, 2004)

Minorities, Women Gain Professionally (Post, June 18, 2004)

D.C. Population Fell by 5,800, Census Says: City Officials, Seeking to Boost Number of Residents, Hotly Dispute Bureau's Estimate for Year (Post, Dec. 19, 2003)

Out of the Driver's Seat: Arlington Residents Increasingly Choose to Shift Into a Carless Lifestyle (Post, Nov. 17, 2003)

D.C. Area A Magnet For Bright Singles: Young Professionals Coveted for Skills, Liberal Spending (Post, Nov. 4, 2003)

Educated Minorities Flocked to Region: Population Dipped, Report Says (Post, Oct. 5, 2003)

Census Finds Area Getting More Educated (Post, July 10, 2003)

Hispanics Declared Largest Minority: Blacks Overtaken In Census Update (Post, June 19, 2003)

Hispanics Are Nation's Largest Minority: Census Shows Hispanics Eclipse African Americans (Post, June 18, 2003; 1:07 PM)

Area Gay Couples Settled, Middle-Aged, Study Finds (Post, June 13, 2003)

D.C. Pockets of Poverty Growing (Post, May 18, 2003)

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