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Housing Is the Number One Reason Why People Leave D.C.

Roughly half a million people moved out of Washington, D.C. from 2000 to 2014 because of housing. While so many moved out of the District during the studied 14-year period, more than 500,000 people moved into the city, resulting in a net population gain of 90,000. According to the D.C. Office of Revenue Analysis, the number one reason why people moved into Washington, D.C. was for a job. Regarding the population of residents moving out of the city, 42 percent moved to Maryland or Virginia, according to the Washington Business Journal. Other reasons why people move out of the District include getting a new job and wanting a "better neighborhood."


· Why people move to D.C. And why they move out. [Washington Business Journal]
· Residents move into the city for jobs, move out for housing [D.C. Office of Revenue Analysis]