Posts Tagged ‘Census’

Yes, D.C.’s Getting Whiter, But It’s Getting More Hispanic Faster

It's no secret that the District is getting whiter and less black. The city lost 3.3 percent of its black population from 2007 to 2012, according to a new analysis from the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University. At the same time, its white population increased by 17.2 percent.
But in the same time [...]

D.C. Still Majority-Black, Barely

D.C. may not be the "Chocolate City" it once was, but according to a Census Bureau report released this morning, the city's population is still mostly black, albeit by the slimmest of margins.
The report finds that as of July 2012, an estimated 316,482, or 50.05 percent, of D.C.'s 632,323 residents were "black or African American." [...]

D.C. Now Bigger Than Vermont, Less Car-Dependent, No More Represented in Congress

Washingtonians, rejoice: In our dream world in which the District is a state, it is now only the third-smallest state!
According to new census figures, D.C. gained 13,303 people between July 2011 and July 2012 to reach a population of 632,323, overtaking Vermont, which lost 581 people to drop to 626,011. Wyoming remained dead last at [...]

More Immigrants to the Suburbs, D.C. Not So Much

People sure want to come to Washington from other countries—but not really the city itself. That's the takeaway from a rundown of the numbers by George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis, covered today in the Examiner.
The area gained 200,000 immigrants over the last decade, or 20 percent to the region's overall 9.6 percent growth [...]

There Are A Lot Of Poor People In These Parts

The headlines after yesterday's American Community Survey release of new numbers talked about declining incomes in the D.C. area's wealthier areas. But the more striking stats, fully enumerated by Kathryn Baer, have to do with dirt poor people in the District itself: The poverty rate is 19.2 percent, up 0.8 percent from 2009. The child [...]

Housing-Income Mismatch on Display in New Census Data

The New York Times data mapping tool with new results from the American Community Survey is pure magic. One of the things it illustrates most clearly, though, is something that it didn't take wizardry to figure out: Incomes in D.C. aren't rising as quickly as rents or home values.
First, take a look at the map [...]

Hey D.C., Here’s How You Live

The 2009 American Community Survey–that's like Census Lite–dropped yesterday, and the biggest takeaway in D.C. is that lots more black kids are poor. But since this is a housing blog, we're going to look at the housing stats, to see how the District looks relative to the rest of the country. A few interesting points:

Overall, [...]

Nobody Moves Anywhere Anymore

These were the last women to move ever...
Okay, so there's a little hyperbole with that headline. But! There is news to report: Today, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the national mover rate dropped from 13.2 percent in 2007 to 11.9 percent in 2008, which is "the lowest rate since the bureau began tracking these data [...]