Downtown, Washington, D.C.National Journal

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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