Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Apartments growing more rapidly than population, while new office space lags employment growth — District, Measured

Over the past three years population and jobs in DC have grown steadily and at about the same rate. From the first quarter of 2013.1 to 2016.1. DC’s population grew … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

“High-handed usurpation and outrage”: The End of Washington City Canal

Benjamin Severson was incensed. The work he’d devoted so much time and energy into had been undone. Despite many critics, Severson, a civil engineer and foreman under Montgomery Meigs for … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · 4 Comments

District’s labor market and workforce are intertwined with Maryland and Virginia

Originally posted on District, Measured:
In 2014, nearly 774,000 workers reported working in the District of Columbia and they collectively earned $63.5 billion in wages and salaries. Of these workers,…

December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Residents move into the city for jobs, move out for housing

Originally posted on District, Measured:
The District added about 90,000 net new residents between 2000 and 2014, but the population churn has been great. Current Population Survey data show that…

June 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Independent Bookstores of Washington DC (updated)

Here’s a list of names, locations, and URLs of independent bookstores in Washington DC–new and used). Begun for  the May 2, 2015 celebration of the first Independent Bookstore Day (inspired by … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Supermarkets in the District of Columbia – 2015

Supermarkets in the District of Columbia (Update of a post from 2014) In Washington DC understanding the locations of supermarkets is severely hampered by the business licensing structure; major chain supermarkets did not … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Homeownership in the District

Originally posted on District, Measured:
In 2014, according to data compiled by the Federal Housing Finance Agency on home purchase prices, homes in the District sold for over three times…

May 1, 2015 · Leave a comment