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May 09, 2022
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On May 4, 2022, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, Charts of the week: A pandemic-induced exodus has broken the District’s population boom, was cited by Fox News:

D.C.’s population fell by about 3%, representing a loss of more than 20,000 residents, in 2021, the D.C. Policy Center reported on March 25, citing data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The percentage represents a record-high exodus from the District over the last two decades, the Policy Center reported.

Additionally, D.C.’s population growth rate is -2.9% compared to the national rate of 0.12% and the Washington metropolitan area rate of 0.46%.

“The District had the lowest rates of domestic and net migration among all states, and though its birth, international migration, and natural growth rates ranked second, third, and fourth respectively, those gains were not at all enough to compensate the losses,” the Policy Center said in its report.

Read more: Nation’s capital grapples with violence, juvenile crime as DC leaders look for answers | Fox News

Related: Charts of the week: A pandemic-induced exodus has broken the District’s population boom | D.C. Policy Center

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