D.C. Has More People Than Wyoming and Vermont, Still Not a State

Washington’s population grew to 646,449 in 2013, according to census data.

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Matt Vasilogambros
Dec. 30, 2013, 7:14 a.m.

It may not be a state, but D.C. is in­creas­ing its pop­u­la­tion lead on Wyom­ing and Ver­mont.

The Dis­trict’s pop­u­la­tion con­tin­ued to grow in 2013, climb­ing to an es­tim­ated 646,449 people.

Ac­cord­ing to U.S. census data re­leased on Monday, Wash­ing­ton’s pop­u­la­tion in­creased by 13,022 people, cap­ping off three years of steady growth. Since 2010, the Dis­trict’s pop­u­la­tion has grown by more than 41,000 people, from 605,125.

Here are the pop­u­la­tion es­tim­ates of the past three years:

  • 2010: 605,125
  • 2011: 619,624
  • 2012: 633,427

This year’s es­tim­ate puts D.C. ahead of Ver­mont (626,630) and Wyom­ing (582,658) in the pop­u­la­tion race, and just be­hind North Dakota (723,393). Mean­while, Ver­mont and Wyom­ing both have two U.S. sen­at­ors and a rep­res­ent­at­ive, en­joy­ing full rights as states. 


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