How many millennials live in each D.C. neighborhood?

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How many millennials live in each D.C. neighborhood?

How many millennials live in each D.C. neighborhood?

The millennials influence changes across the District. They move into homes in neighborhoods that their grandparents’ generation may have left for the suburbs. They’re a prime target of the dozens of new apartments and condos, coffee shops and restaurants and other businesses that are remaking a central swath of the city from Capitol Hill to Columbia Heights.

Change in population, 2000 to 2010
Share of population in 2010
Millennial population change since 2000
  -500 0 500 1,000 2,000
Millennial population share in 2010
  10% 20% 30% 40%

The fastest-growing millennial populations

Areas with largest gains in population ages 23-34, from 2000 to 2010

How millennials are different

The District’s millennials differ from people who are 10 and 20 years older. The contrasts seem to go beyond the broad effects of age.

At work

Millennials are more likely to work for a private for-profit company, rather than for a nonprofit, the government or for themselves. Their employers are more likely to be in professional or scientific fields. They are more likely to be lawyers or computer programmers, and less often work in blue- collar jobs like construction. They are less likely to drive to work.

At home

Only 9 percent of D.C. millennials live with a parent, far below the 15 percent for their peers in metro areas across the country.

Income

Given their good education and professional jobs, it’s no surprise that typical income for millennials is on a par with their elders. What sets them apart is a greater parity between the sexes.

Race and ethnicity

Millennials are diverse. Whites are the largest group but not a majority.

Note: In each age group, 2 percent of the population identifies as "other."

SOURCE: U.S. Census, D.C. Office of Planning neighborhood clusters.

How many millennials live in each D.C. neighborhood? How many millennials live in each D.C. neighborhood? By Ted Mellnik, Katie Park and Laris Karklis The millennials influence changes across the District. They move into homes in neighborhoods that their grandparents’ generation may have left for the suburbs. They’re a prime target of the dozens of […]

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