10 US Cities Where Gentrification Is Happening the Fastest


gentrification-buckman-neighborhood-2013jpg-06fa7d2307958f77Portland, Oregon

Once the heart of Portland’s African-American community, Northeast Portland is now actually only one-fourth Black, down from 75 percent in 1990, according to portlandpulse.org.

gentrification-flickrWashington, D.C.

Here’s an example of just how drastically some of these D.C. neighborhoods have changed. Census tract 87.01 — which covers much of Eckington between North Capitol Street NE and 2nd Street NE bound by Rhode Island and Florida avenues NE — had a median home value of $414,100 in 2013, according to The Washington Post. That represents a 158 percent increase, after inflation, from the median home value in 2000. In 2000, only 20.6 percent of adults in that portion of Eckington had a college degree. In 2013, 38.1 percent did.

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