Map Shows How Fast H Street NE, Navy Yard Have Gentrified

by Andrea Swalec February 5, 2015 at 5:15 pm 1,469 2 Comments

Census tracts in blue have gentrified since 2000, according to Governing's analysis (Image via Governing)

(Updated at 6 p.m. Monday) In the past decade, home values in Shaw and near the H Street corridor have climbed more than anywhere else in D.C.’s Ward 6.

In a portion of Shaw roughly bounded by 7th Street NW, O Street NW, Florida Avenue and New Jersey Avenue, the median home value rose 231 percent from 2000 to 2013, to $568,700. That’s according to an analysis of Census Bureau data released this week by the policy publication Governing.

Using Census tract data for 2000 and for 2009-2013, an interactive map by the publication shows which parts of the city that previously had low household income and low median home value had significant growth in home values and educational attainment.

In 2000, about 16 percent of adults in part of Shaw had bachelor’s degrees. According to the most recent estimate, about 56 percent of adults now do.

In the triangular area bounded by 8th Street NE, H Street NE, and Maryland Avenue NE, the median home value rose 193 percent from 2000 to 2013, to $591,600. Thirty-four percent of adults there had bachelor’s degrees in 2000. According to the most recent estimate, about 60 percent do now.

The Census tract just east of there changed similarly The median home value in the area bounded by 12th Street, Maryland Avenue, 15th Street and C Street NE rose 191 percent, to $544,900, from 2000 to present. The percent of adults with bachelor’s degrees there rose from 22 percent to 66 percent.

The Navy Yard had the fourth-highest growth in median home value in Ward 6, the data shows. The median value there climbed 128 percent from 2000 to 2013, to $403,000.

In the area bounded by South Capitol Street, Southeast Freeway, 11th Street SE and the waterfront, just 5.8 percent of residents in 2000 were estimated to have bachelor’s degrees. More than 70 percent of residents there have degrees now, the data shows.

To click through all the data yourself, see Governing’s website.

Image via Governing


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