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Maryland’s Population Grows By 44,000

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia has grown by 13,000 residents in the past year, bringing the city’s total population to more than 646,000.

The new figures released Monday are a Census Bureau estimate and represent growth of about 2 percent.

The Washington Post reports D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray frequently points out that the additional 1,100 residents a month are evidence the city is booming, and more people are living in the nation’s capital than at any time since the 1970s.

Nearby Maryland and Virginia also gained residents in the past year, though their gains are an increase of less than 1 percent.

Maryland gained about 44,000 residents while Virginia added 74,000 residents. Maryland now has more than 5.9 million people while Virginia has more than 8.25 million.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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