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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.
 Graphic: Census Data

In the News
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)

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)

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

Virginia Popular Spot for Retirees: State in Top 10, Census Shows (Post, Aug. 6, 2003)

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

Outer D.C. Counties Among Fastest Growing (Post, April 17, 2003)

Live-Ins Almost as Likely As Marrieds to Be Parents: Census Also Looks at Gay Households (Post, March 13, 2003)

Assuming a Singular Identity: Childless Residents Alter N.Va. Cities' Priorities (Post, Jan. 27, 2003)

Area Tops in Nation for Black Prosperity (Post, Oct. 20, 2002)

Latino Growth Among Top in U.S.: Census Study Shows 346 Percent Rise in 20 Years to 432,000 (Post, July 31, 2002)

Plumbing Data Prompt A Flood Of Doubt (Post, July 15, 2002)

Happy to Pound the Pavement: Many Workers Still Choose Not to Drive, Census Shows (Post, July 7, 2002)

'Reverse Commute' No Breeze: Region's Job Migration Pushes Gridlock in New Direction (Post, July 6, 2002)

Trapped Between 2 Languages: Poor and Isolated, Many Immigrants' Children Lack English (Post, June 9, 2002)

Other Observations From the Census (Post, June 6, 2002)

More Commuters on the Road Alone: New Census Figures Reveal Drop in the Number of Area Residents Using Public Transportation, Surprising Demographers and Officials (Post, June 6, 2002)

'90s Boom Had Broad Impact: 2000 Census Cites Income Growth Among Poor, Upper Middle Class (Post, June 5, 2002)

4 Area Communities Among 10 Richest: Fairfax, Montgomery Slip in Ranking (Post, June 5, 2002)

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