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DC Population Growth Outpaces Surrounding Inner Suburbs | Commercial Observer

March 27, 2024
  • D.C. Policy Center

On March 26, 2024, a D.C. Policy Center Chart of the Week was cited by the Commercial Observer:

After a brief period of COVID-induced flight, more people have been moving into Washington, D.C., than out of it, even as the surrounding inner suburbs have lost population, according to an analysis of recent census data by the D.C. Policy Center.

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Additional reading: Chart of the Week: D.C.’s population growth outpaced the region’s inner counties between 2022 and 2023, but some of the region’s suburbs and exurbs grew even faster. 


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