Five unusual Census 2010 facts

2. Washington, D.C.

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    With the Washington Monument in the background, people walk through the snow on the National Mall in Washington on Dec. 16. The District of Columbia saw its first decade-long population increase in 60 years, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.
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The nation's capital grew 5.2 percent in the 2000s, its first increase since the 1950 census. It makes sense that its population grew during the World War II years, since the federal government was expanding at the time. In this past decade, under Presidents Bush and Obama, the District of Columbia has been growing again as the federal government has begun to expand.

Which state saw the most acceleration in growth during the 2000s?

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