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D.C. is growing faster than any state in the nation according to the latest census estimates.

New 2011 estimates show the District's population climbed by 2.7 percent from April 2010 to July of this year. It was the first time the District led states in growth since the early 1940s. 

Texas was the next fastest growing, followed by Utah, Alaska, Colorado and North Dakota. Three states -- Rhode Island, Michigan and Maine -- lost population. 

As a whole, the U.S. population grew by 2.8 million, reaching nearly 312 million people. That growth of 0.9 percent was the lowest since the mid-1940s. The numbers are the first set of state estimates released since the 2010 census. 


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