D.C. Ranks Twelfth On List Of Fastest-Growing Cities | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

D.C. Ranks Twelfth On List Of Fastest-Growing Cities

The District of Columbia grew by 13,303 residents from July 2011 to July 2012, coming in twelfth on the U.S. Census' list of the fastest-growing cities in that period. 

New York City led the charge with 67,058 residents, followed by Houston, Los Angeles, San Antonio, Austin, Pheonix, Dallas, Charlotte, San Diego, Fort Worth, and Denver. 

With the new residents, D.C.'s population hit 632,323. While the city added over 30,000 residents from 2000 to 2010, its pace of growth increased substantially thereafter, with over 1,000 residents moving into the city per month.

D.C.'s population topped out at 802,178 in 1950, steadily falling every decade thereafter until 2010, when it posted a 5.2 percent population increase from the decade prior.


'American Crime' And 'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Highlight The TV Revolution

Tina Fey co-created the quirky comedy The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for Netflix; John Ridley made the emotionally raw drama American Crime for ABC. TV critic David Bianculli says they're both good.

Spain's Wine Exports Soar 22 Percent — But Profits Fall

Spain's wine industry had a record year in 2014, posting numbers that could propel it past Italy as the world's biggest wine exporter. But most of the wine was sold cheaply, in bulk.

Senate Fails In Bid To Override Obama's Veto On Keystone XL Pipeline

The final vote was 62-37 – short of the two-thirds needed to override the presidential veto.
WAMU 88.5

Transportation App Bridj Has Bus-Sized Ambitions For D.C.

It works similar to other ride-sharing apps, in that you establish a location and destination, and order a ride. But you'll be shown where to catch a Bridj bus, instead of getting a vehicle at your door.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.