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DC Metro Area Ranks 10th in US for Population Growth


The Washington, D.C. area has seen a large increase in population and now ranks 10th in the United States in terms of growth, according to a new report released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Among all U.S. metro areas, D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria hub was last in the top 10 in terms of numeric population growth. Overall, the region is now the sixth most populous metro area in the nation.

Four out of the top 10 fastest growing areas are in Texas, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated. The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area had the largest numeric growth in population on the metro level. It was followed by the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area.

Dallas area witnessed a natural increase in population due to having more births than deaths, while for the Phoenix area, domestic migration was the largest source for population growth, according to the Census Bureau.

Last year, about 56 percent of American counties witnessed a natural rise in population compared to a little over 55 percent in 2017.

“One interesting trend we are seeing this year is that metro areas not among the most populous are ranked in the top 10 for population growth,” Sandra Johnson, a demographer at the Census Bureau, said in a press release.

The Census Bureau will also release the 2018 population estimates for cities and towns, national, state and county-level housing unit estimates in the coming months, including national, state and county population estimates by age, sex, race and origin.

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