Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

The City of Our Hopes and Desires: Zoning Comes to Washington DC

 By Matthew B. Gilmore For complete article click: http://intowner.com/2016/10/26/the-city-of-our-hopes-and-desires-zoning-comes-to-washington-dc/  It had a curious beginning. The tale begins with a bit of a mystery: The August 21, 1916 Evening Star reported that … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Resident employment grew four times faster in DC than in the suburbs over the past 4 years — District, Measured

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of employed DC residents rose from 323,823 in April 2012 to 370,204 in April 2016, a 14.3% increase of 46,381. … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

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

Slide deck: Coming to Washington – 1800 – Humanitini 1 – 2016

January 7, 2016 Humanitini: DC’s Tapestry of Regional Cultures Busboys and Poets – Brookland Since its founding, Washington, DC has reflected the regional cultures brought to the city by waves … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Latest D.C. Population Update – July 2015

DC Population history 1800-2015 (pdf) click image to enlarge The Census Bureau released its annual estimates of population (July 2015) the other day with the District’s population climbing to 672,228 from … Continue reading

December 27, 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