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Census: More people moving to D.C.
The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, December 21, 2011 | David Hill

Posted on 12/22/2011 12:29:18 PM PST by Hunton Peck

The population of the District of Columbia is growing faster than that of any state in the country, according to a new U.S. Census report that shows an acceleration of a trend in which largely skilled and educated workers have flocked to the city’s resilient local economy and its well-paying jobs connected to the federal government.

The city added 16,000 residents between April 2010 and July of this year, more than half as many as it added in the entire previous decade, the report said.

In all, the District has added more than 45,000 residents since 2000, the nadir of a 50-year slide in which nearly a quarter-million residents fled the urban center and crime and poverty increased.

Jim Dinegar, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, said that in the midst of a national economic downturn that began in earnest in 2008, the city has become attractive to job seekers because the federal government and government contractors have not been forced to make the large-scale layoffs seen in the private sector.

“I think you have a strong desire for people to live close to where they work,” Mr. Dinegar said. “And it’s not just young professionals. It’s all across the board.”

The District’s population grew by 2.7 percent since the 2010 census, outpacing the country’s fastest-growing state, Texas, which grew by 2.1 percent, equal to 529,000 more residents. It was the first time since the early 1940s that the District, which for the purposes of the survey was counted among the states, led the states in growth.

Utah had the next-fastest growth at 1.9 percent. The District’s population grew at more than double the rate of 42 states, including Maryland and Virginia, whose populations increased by 0.9 percent and 1.2 percent, respectively.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: biggovernment; census; dcpopulation; goldrush; shovelreadyjobs
The new gold rush, to the only employment our betters will allow.
1 posted on 12/22/2011 12:29:22 PM PST by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

The pigs are lining up at the trough.


2 posted on 12/22/2011 12:32:36 PM PST by microgood
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To: Hunton Peck

DC itself, no. You couldn’t pay me enough to live there. Now the suburbs, yes.


3 posted on 12/22/2011 12:32:36 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Hunton Peck

As any hog farmer can tell you, fill the troughs and the pigs will come running.


4 posted on 12/22/2011 12:33:19 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Hunton Peck

Bad sign. Even in my childhood, I somehow knew that it was a good thing that Washington D.C. wasn’t the “main” place. I somehow knew that was a sign of of freedom from big government.


5 posted on 12/22/2011 12:35:23 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: Hunton Peck

Bad sign. Even in my childhood, I somehow knew that it was a good thing that Washington D.C. wasn’t the “main” place. I somehow knew that was a sign of freedom from big government.


6 posted on 12/22/2011 12:35:52 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: Hunton Peck

I’m just guessing here, but could it be possible that some of the increase is due to all the new obama czars and their overrated staffing requirements??


7 posted on 12/22/2011 12:36:07 PM PST by Crazy ole coot (Mr. obama (the squatter in the White House) is Not a Natural Born Citizen!!)
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To: Hunton Peck

Yep. The Takers have beaten the Makers.


8 posted on 12/22/2011 12:38:06 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Hunton Peck

Washington DC is the new Rome, to where all tribute flows.

Many cities are depopulating. I wish DC was one of them.


9 posted on 12/22/2011 12:39:15 PM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: microgood

They are the 1%, they are the robber barons, they are the ones who produce NOTHING


10 posted on 12/22/2011 12:39:18 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
They are the 1%, they are the robber barons, they are the ones who produce NOTHING

That's just not fair! Do you have ANY IDEA how hard they work on those powerpoint presentations? You know, the ones where everything always works?
11 posted on 12/22/2011 12:44:34 PM PST by BikerJoe
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To: Hunton Peck

The story proves that the only growth “industry” in the country is government employment and all associated “industries” such as lobbying which in itself indicates that it is no longer what you do and accomplish but rather in who you know and can influence. We have become a true Third-World Banana Republic.


12 posted on 12/22/2011 12:49:56 PM PST by wayne_shrugged
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To: BikerJoe

bump


13 posted on 12/22/2011 12:52:20 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Good News! There are a whole lot of people in this country that need to be in DC. How about the entire State of California to start.


14 posted on 12/22/2011 1:00:51 PM PST by baiamonte
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To: Hunton Peck

This is crap. But just wait till all these rats have to leave after we take over!!!!!


15 posted on 12/22/2011 1:05:41 PM PST by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: Hunton Peck

Close a few bureaus down. Move a few bureaus to ‘flyover’ country. Eliminate the commerce clause from the constitution. Get a balanced budget ammendment. Poof, problem solved.


16 posted on 12/22/2011 1:15:02 PM PST by Rippin
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To: Hunton Peck

Get your welfare checks quicker there.


17 posted on 12/22/2011 1:25:20 PM PST by wild74
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To: Hunton Peck
Not surprising.

People tend to go to where there's money. Large sums of money.

Especially crooks, cons, charlatans, thieves and all their entourage.

18 posted on 12/22/2011 1:41:16 PM PST by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Why did you move to D.C.? As Willie Sutton didn’t say, “That’s where the money is.”


19 posted on 12/22/2011 3:11:40 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Why did you move to D.C.? As Willie Sutton didn’t say, “That’s where the money is.”


20 posted on 12/22/2011 3:11:51 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Karl Marx knew only too well that to overthrow the ancien regime, is was necessary to get the proletariat involved.

Obama has studied his revolutinary texts well and thoroughly.


21 posted on 12/22/2011 3:54:42 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Right Wing Assault

“As Willie Sutton didn’t say, ‘That’s where the money is.’”

He didn’t?

Well, there goes another old chestnut onto the open fire . . .


22 posted on 12/22/2011 4:32:25 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

Yeah, I just found that out recently myself.

“...Willie Sutton, who reputedly replied to a reporter’s inquiry as to why he robbed banks by saying “because that’s where the money is.” He denied ever saying that, in a 1976 book he co-authored, Where the Money Was.”


23 posted on 12/22/2011 10:17:21 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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