District’s Population Climbs

The US Census Bureau has announced that the District of Columbia’s population gained another 12,392 residents between July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015. The District’s 2015 population estimate is now at 672,228, a 1.9 percent increase over the revised 2014 population number of 659,836. These numbers mean the District is again adding just over 1,000 residents a month.
The District has added more than 70,000 residents since the 2010 census and just over 100,000 residents in the 15 years since the census in 2000.  This trend puts the District on track to bypass its previous peak population in 1950 of 802,000 within the next two decades.