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The District’s population was 601,723 on April 1, the U.S. Census Bureau announced this morning—meaning the city’s population grew by about 5.2 percent from the 2000 Census, which counted 572,059 Washingtonians.
The 2010 Census was the first to find the District’s population growing since 1950—when the city grew by 21 percent, reaching a population of 802,178 as the federal government boomed during World War II.
There were 308,745,438 people in the United States in the last count.
Obviously, the big news for just about every other jurisdiction in the country today was how the Census affects representation in the House. The District doesn’t have to worry about such things. But for the record: With 601,723 people, D.C. has 33,423 more people than Wyoming, which gets one House member and two senators.