D.C. millennials, by the numbers

October 21, 2013

The numbers don't lie: Millennials are fueling the District's growth.

Sunday's Washington Post Magazine investigated just how much of an impact the 20- and 30-somethings have had on the culture, food, nightlife and housing in D.C. Read the full story here.

Here's a round-up of some of what writers Elizabeth Chang, Neely Tucker, Jessica Goldstein, Clinton Yates, Marcia Davis unearthed.

  • The population of young adults ages 20 to 34 swelled 23 percent between 2000-2010.
  • Following a surge from 2000-2010, 25-to-34-year-olds now account for 54 percent of the Logan Circle and Shaw neighborhoods.
  • Half of D.C.'s population growth between 2010 and 2012 was from millennials.
  • 26,000 new apartments and condos have been built in the past 10 years.
  • 709 new restaurants opened between 2001 and 2011.
  • 5,645 residents in the Chinatown/Penn Quarter/Mount Vernon Square/North Capitol Street 2010 census tract were between ages 25 and 34, an increase of 235 percent in 10 years.
  • 2000 and 2010 census data found a 26 percent increase in millennials in NoMa.
  • For the same census data, the number of millennials in Stronghold -- East of North Capitol Street and just south of Michigan Avenue -- jumped 53 percent

Read more from the special report: The New Washington

Margaret Ely is a producer and reporter for Local Living and Weekend. Previously, she was an intern for the Post’s Metro section.
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