The official Census data is out, and the District’s official 2010 population is 601,723. DC grew 5.2% from 2000’s total of 572,059. It’s the first decade of growth since 1950.

The Census is releasing state and national totals today to determine Congressional apportionment. As expected, DC’s total entitles it to zero voting representatives in Congress, a gain of zero from 2000.

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David Alpert is the founder of Greater Greater Washington and its board president. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle.