While DC’s Population Still Grows, More Regional Residents Moving Away – Urban Turf

June 21, 2017
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Urban Turf covered D.C. Policy Center Fellow Mike Maciag’s article on domestic migration in the D.C. region.


While DC’s Population Still Grows, More Regional Residents Moving Away

DC’s population growth has exceeded expectations in recent years, even creating demand for housing that may require construction of 127,000 additional apartments in the area. However, the region is actually experiencing a greater out-migration than the housing market may suggest.

A recent analysis from the DC Policy Center illustrates the dynamics of domestic migration in the DC area. Although net domestic migration in DC has held steady in a positive direction, the rest of the region has seen more people moving elsewhere.

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