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DC becoming younger, whiter and richer

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D.C.'s demographics are changing. The city is becoming younger, whiter and richer while its neighboring suburbs grow more diverse.

According to the Washington Examiner, 34 percent of D.C.'s residents are now white which is up from 28 percent in 1999.

The black population dropped from 60 percent to 51 percent over the same period.

About 30 percent of residents are within the ages of 20 and 34, which is up from less than 27 percent.

Median household income in D.C. has climbed 14 percent to just under $62,000.

The percentage of white residents has dropped in Montgomery and Fairfax counties while Asian, black and Hispanics populations are on the rise.


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