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D.C. Leaders Continue Census Push

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By Matt Bush

Leaders in D.C. say the city's increasing population is another reason all residents should complete census forms this year.

Last year, the city saw its largest increase in population since World War II, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Only four states had higher growth rates than the district. Mayor Adrian Fenty says that's proof the image of the city is changing, an image he feels can improve if city residents participate in the census.

The mail-back rate during the last census in 2000 in D.C. was well below the national rate.

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