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.

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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.

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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.

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