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Local counties in good shape compared with national trend

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Despite the Washington area's slowing growth rate -- down to 1.5 percent last year from 1.9 percent the year before -- its counties are in good shape compared with the 33 percent across the country that are losing population to old age and migration. Nationwide, 1,135 of 3,143 counties saw more deaths than births, up from 880 in 2009, according to census data. Counties surrounding the District...

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