The population of the DC Metro area in 2030 is going to much larger, more diverse, and skew a bit older, according to a new report by the Urban Institute. Imagine the population growing nearly 38%, from 5,381,333 to 7,420,927. By comparison, the Philadelphia area is expected to grow by just 6.5% and New York by 7.4%. The population of the United States as a whole is projected to increase 16% by 2030.
Where will all these people go? Sustainable, transit-friendly, smart growth communities like the Pike District will even more important as we cope with these demographic changes. Read more about these significant changes in Washingtonian Magazine and at the Urban Institute website.