Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

District of Columbia Population passes 700,000 mark

2018 United States Census update:
D.C. population surpasses 700,000; D.C.’s population is now 702,455 as of July 2018. This 1% increase represents a substantial slowing, which has averaged almost 2% (2011-2017–see District of Columbia Population History).

This is the first time DC’s population has topped 700,000 since 1975:



Census news release:  https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2018/estimates-national-state.html?CID=CBSM+POP18

Some context with population figures from 1800 forward: District of Columbia Population History

District of Columbia population growth continues–2017 estimates released

DC Population increases; rate of growth slows–Census stats released Dec. 2016

Latest D.C. Population Update – July 2015

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