According to the District of Columbia’s Office of Revenue Analysis, the District added about 90,000 net new residents between 2000 and 2014.
More than half a million people report moving to the District from some other state during that period, which is an 8 percent average of the city’s resident population.
“Jobs – or the prospect of one – is the top reason why the District receives new residents from other states,” District Measured reports.
But the suburbs do a better job in attracting District residents. Between 2000 and 2011 alone, 391,000 of D.C. residents moved to Maryland or Virginia. Housing was the top reason why people leave.