This is the one chart I’ve managed how to figure out to do. I could go through the training course to figure out Access 2007, but right now I’m going to fool around with it and hope for the best. So in fooling around with the data I present the above. It is the level of ownership and renting for blacks, whites and one Chinese guy, divided by gender. Just going by heads of households, blacks outnumbered whites in the northern (1st, O St, NJ, FL & RI Aves) portion of the Truxton Circle study area, and most households rented. There were two types of ownership shown here, mortgage and free. Free, meaning free and clear, meaning no mortgage and the heads owned the house outright.
Now given that most housing is rental housing it would stand to take it that people where a bit mobile, as renting a house doesn’t tie one to a place for any longer than the lease. It will be interesting to see if I can get to the 1910 census how many people remained in the same spot for 10 years or more. I’m gonna bet very few, less than 5-10%. Looking through I know that at some point there is a large influx of North Carolina and South Carolina Afro-Americans who show up in later censuses, so far I see a lot of District natives, and people from Maryland and Virginia. And just as a note, so far no Italian borns, I’m guessing all those Italians who were around to support the Catania were living in an enumeration district we haven’t gotten to, or had not arrived. Well when I get the eastern TC data I’ll play with that too.
2 thoughts on “Renting and owning in the upper TC 1900 style”
Race, race, race, race, race, more race, and a little more race.
Graffiti on Mr. SoandSo's truck? It better not be white kids associated with BORF. Violent assault of a pedestrian at 5:40PM on a weekday? It was "two males".
Is the cost of living in the DC Metro quite high? Yep, and its the gentrifier's fault; oh, and they happen to be of mixed race.
Race-conciousness on a minute-by-minute basis is a hallmark of DC living. I'm so tired of it!
You need a cuppa tea.
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