DC’s population is growing.

“That’s cause for celebration.” Said Mayor Muriel Bowser.

On Friday, she was at Medstar Hospital Center along with DC’s newest residents: Kooper and Leah. Both babies were born this week, helping the city hit its own population milestone of 700,000 people. Baby Kooper’s mother, Janille Thompson, grew up in the district and has no plans to leave.

(WUSA)