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New numbers show DC still city of transplants

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WASHINGTON - It's no secret that D.C. is home to a lot of transplants. But apparently, it's also home to a lot of New Yorkers.

That's according to recent Census data compiled by the New York Times.

In 2012, just 37 percent of D.C. Residents were actually born in D.C.

Five percent were native New Yorkers.

That's more than both Maryland and Virginia - which each only make up four percent of the city's population.

16 percent of city residents were born outside the U.S. which is the third largest population of newcomers to the United States.

Back in 2000, almost 40 percent of city residents were born in the district. Five percent were Virginians, five percent were New Yorkers, and four percent were from Maryland.

Going back even farther to 1980 - seven percent of D.C. residents were Virginians compared to 1900 when that numbers was 16 percent.

Native D.C. residents have never made up more than half of the city's population since 1900.

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