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Housing Complex likes data. Today we got some, in the form of a special report from the Census Bureau that compares the 2000 and 2010 censuses. Here are the (few) bits that relate to D.C.

Of all metropolitan areas, the D.C. region had the fifth-largest increase in people “downtown,” defined as the area within two miles of city hall. In 2010, 19,502 more people lived within a two-mile radius of the Wilson Building than in 2000. Chicago saw the largest gain in this category (48,000 residents), followed by New York, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, and D.C.

In particular, D.C. saw a huge influx of non-Hispanic whites into the city, while other parts of the region saw their white populations decline by more than 10 percent as a share of the total population. Take a look:

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As you can see, it’s the parts of Northwest D.C. situated east of Rock Creek Park that got a whole lot whiter, along with Capitol Hill and, to a lesser extent, parts of Northeast. Most of the areas east of the Anacostia and west of the park saw little demographic change.

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