I have finally finished my analysis, which identified the densest parts of DC by census tract and census block group as of the 2010 enumeration.
What you can expect to find in my report:
- Top 10 densest census tracts w/ corresponding nabes & other data
- Top 5 densest census blocks
- Brief discussion of land-use efficiency
- Map of probable contiguous high-density residential zone by 2025
- Land area of probable contiguous high-density residential zone
- Brief discussion of DC high-rises
A downloadable PDF of my report is at: J Otavio Thompson (otavio_dc) on Scribd | Scribd
If you'd like a more detailed look at my high-density residential map, go to ArcGIS: http://bit.ly/HzyQHd
A few highlights:
- Census Tract 50.02 in Logan Circle is DC's densest tract, achieving a corresponding 66,752 people per square mile!
- Census Block Group 1 of Census Tract 50.02 is DC's densest block group, achieving a corresponding 118,954 people per square mile
- By 2025, the total land area of the high-density residential zone should surpass 17 square miles of the city.
- DC has nearly 400 high rises (albeit many of them are office buildings), ranking it ahead of plenty of cities that you may not have thought it would.
Another beautiful weekend is rapidly coming to an end. I wish everyone a productive start to the work week!
Preview of my next project (already started):
Land-use and density comparison of a typical downtown DC city block of 12-story office high-rises to the block containing Charlotte's tallest skyscraper at 871 feet. How do the densities of these two blocks compare? The two city blocks are almost identical in land area size, too. Stay tuned......