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Report: D.C. white population grown rapidly in 3 ZIP codes

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Three ZIP codes in the District of Columbia are among 25 identified in a new report as having the biggest jump in its white population over the past decade.

A portion of the Bloomingdale neighborhood is among the ZIP codes that are quickly gentrifying, the study says. (Photo: Flickr/rockcreek)

The report, published by Michael J. Petrilli of the Thomas B. Fordham institute, identifies three areas of D.C. - ZIP codes 20001, 20010 and 20005 - as what he calls the 10th, 14th and 19th fastest gentrifying neighborhoods in America.

Petrilli's numbers are based off of 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data and measure how much the white share of a ZIP code's population has increased from 2000 to 2010.

The neighborhoods that the D.C. ZIP codes represent include:

20001 - Parts of Shaw, LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale
20010 - Parts of Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant
20005 - Parts of Downtown D.C. and Logan Circle

The statistics show significant jumps in the white population in each of those specific ZIP codes in D.C.

Rank ZIP Code 2000 Census 2010 Census % change
10 20001 5.6 percent 32.8 percent 27.2
14 20010 22 percent 46.7 percent 24.7
19 20005 47.3 percent 68.4 percent 21.1

The study says that a portion of Columbia, S.C. ranks having the largest jump in white population in America, with that population of the ZIP code 29202 rising from under 40 percent to nearly 80 percent in ten years.

Neighborhoods in Chattanooga, Tenn., Chicago, Roanoke, Austin, Brooklyn, Dallas and Oklahoma City round out the top ten. Click on the points on the map below to find out more about each city on the list.

You can also read the entire report here.

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