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