In 2016, COA worked with intern Josiah Hamernick to evaluate the ongoing effects of gentrification. Using American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau, we measured census tract changes in Hamilton County based on five categories:
Percent Change in Gross Rent
Percent Change in Median Monthly Household Cost
Percent Change in Total Population
Percent Change in Median Monthly Household Cost as a Percentage of Income
Percent Change in Total Housing Units
For any census tract that had over a 20% change between 2010-2014 in any of these categories, we highlighted and reported the Census Bureau estimates for changes in the number of households annually earning below $35,000, those earning between $35,000 and $75,000, and those earning over $75,000.