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The metro D.C. region may not come to mind as a place that attracts young adults, but new census data suggests otherwise.

The D.C. area has ranked sixth in the country when it comes to attracting young adults aged 25 to 34, according to figures just released by the U.S. Census Bureau. More than 20,000 young adults have moved into the D.C. region in the past three years, according to a Washington Post report.

The main factor in the region's newfound popularity, which places it between Austin, Texas and Seattle, seems to be the region's strong economy and its ability to produce good paying jobs in spite of the recession. Those factors make for a great place to start a family or a career.

William Frey, a demographer with the Brookings Institution, told the Post that young people are attracted to the economic stability, but also the growing "hipness" of the D.C. region.

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