Good news! The DC population is at its highest in over 20 years … and it’s still growing!
The city’s population set to break 600,000 in 2010. How do we know that? The Census Bureau had a head count of 599,657 residents as of July 1 which means DC is on pace to pass the 1991 count at 601,000.
WaPo says that this surge in residency pertains to the recent recession and housing market crisis but I think that’s too easy of an answer. The real reason people are sticking around is simple — DC is hiring.
So whether or not the recession, the failed housing market, or job opportunities are the reasons people are choosing to call DC their home — it’s nice to know the city’s up-ing its game once more.