The Washington Post, April 26, 2021, D.C.’s explosive growth continued over the past decade, census data shows
Since 2010, Washington’s population has grown 14.6 percent — nearly double the national rate — jumping from about 602,000 to 689,545, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Monday.
The population tally is significantly smaller than recent Census Bureau estimates, but still nearly triple the growth recorded the previous decade. As recently as December, the Census Bureau projected the city had grown to about 712,000.
A 2019 report by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition identified Washington as the nation’s most intensely gentrified city between the years 2000 and 2013, finding at least 20,000 Black residents had been displaced.