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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/25/2011

After the census: D.C. bloggers react

D.C.’s Bloomingdale is one neighborhood that has seen increasing diversity, according to new census numbers. (Matt McClain - Washington Post)
After census news that the District’s black population had not only dropped, but was plummeting much more steeply than anticipated, the buzziest item among local bloggers seems to be remarks by D.C. Council member Marion Barry.

The DCist led its morning headline roundup with Barry’s comments to The Post — “I believe in integration, but I don’t believe in the apartheid we have in Ward 8” — as well as the council member’s quotes in the Examiner that he would like to see Ward 8 expand during redistricting.

Beyond DC focused on Barry’s suggestion that Prince George’s County is D.C.’s Ward 9: “Arlington is an obvious contender. ... Maybe arguments could also be made for Silver Spring, or Baltimore, or — who knows — Denver.”

Meanwhile, Georgetown Metropolitan ponders what led to the neighborhood’s “astounding” growth. (Notes GM: It’s not just the students.)

For more on the census:

Explore: See how your neighborhood has changed

Video: What D.C. residents have seen

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#FaceofDC It's been a long time coming. Most of the housing projects and Section 8 homes have been renovated for gentrification anyway :-/less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

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