The great people at BuzzFeed News recently ran an analysis of five of the most gentrified U.S. cities: Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Oakland, New York City and Baltimore.
The results show how the demographics changed between 2000 and 2017, and how gentrified the groups have become in that time. How to read the maps? For each major race group in the census, the tracts are shaded according to that group’s changes between 2000 and 2017.
The more red a tract is, the more that population decreased, relative to the tract’s total population. Blue-shaded tracts indicate percentage-point increases. According to the publication, a methodology adopted from Governing magazine was used to determine whether a census tract had gentrified between 2000 and 2017.
Although opinions on the definition of gentrification vary, the methodology used examined population size, median income, median home values, and post-secondary educational attainment.
Have you noticed any changes in your city? Has gentrification already moved in on your neighborhood?