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D.C. has three of America’s most-whitened Zip codes

Bloomingdale’s turreted row houses are home to more white Americans now than a decade ago. (Jeffrey Porter/For The Washington Post)

In the absence of 2010 economic data, which is yet to be released, Petrilli uses the relative change in white population to gauge the impact of gentrification.

Three of the top 25 are in D.C. — only Brooklyn, N.Y., with four Zips, is more represented on the list. The particular D.C. Zip codes identified will come as little surprise to city denizens:

No. 10: 20001 — Shaw/Bloomingale/LeDroit Park/Truxton Circle/Pleasant Plains — 5.6 percent non-Hispanic white in 2000 to 32.8 percent in 2010.

No. 14: 20010 — Mount Pleasant/Columbia Heights/Park View — 22 percent non-Hispanic white in 2000 to 46.7 percent in 2010.

No. 19: 20005 — Logan Circle/Downtown — 47.3 percent non-Hispanic white in 2000 to 68.4 percent in 2010.

Topping the list are a several unexpected locales — Columbia, S.C., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Roanoke, Va. Petrilli writes that gentrification “is not a phenomenon limited to a few of our great coastal cities. These gentrifying neighborhoods are literally all over the map.”

More from The Washington Post:

Gentrification spelled out: Fish in the ’Hood renamed

Young black professional: ‘And I realized: I am a gentrifier.’

On H Street, gentrification not as simple as black and white

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.


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