WASHINGTON - New Census bureau estimates show the District of Columbia has gained more than 30,000 residents in the 27 months since the 2010 Census was conducted.
The bureau says the district's population now stands at 632,323 _ up from 601,723 in 2010.
Only one state grew faster than the district over that period: North Dakota, where the population increased by 2.17 percent. The district's population is up by 2.15 percent. The next-fasted-growing states were Texas, Wyoming and Utah.
The district now has more residents than two states: Wyoming and Vermont. Vermont had 24,000 more residents than the nation's capital in 2010 but has added fewer than 300 residents since.
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