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2010 Census Shows Growth In Md., Va. And D.C.

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New Census figures released Tuesday show growth across the mid-Atlantic region over the past decade.

Virginia had the highest percentage growth in the area -- its population is up 13 percent or more than 900,000 people -- since 2000. Maryland saw a 9-percent increase in residents. Though neither state grew enough to gain representatives in Congress.

The District saw its first population growth in 60 years, surpassing 600,000 residents. Analysts say a real estate boom and the expansion of the federal government after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks contributed to the increase.

Numeric Change in Resident Population From 2000 to 2010 Census

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