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 period, D.C.’s Hispanic population grew by 28 percent. And the number of residents who classified themselves as an “other” race or ethnicity jumped by 27.3 percent.
The trend is a mirror image of the region as a whole, where the percentage of residents who are white declined from 51 percent to 48 percent, as pointed out by the Washington Business Journal. The D.C. region is now majority minority—-as is D.C. proper, in the sense that there’s no longer a majority race.
So yes, our city is getting whiter. But it’s also getting a whole bunch of other things, and certainly more diverse overall.
Chart from the CRA report