Demographic Change in the Washington Region: 2015-2016

Download as a PDF› In 2016, the number of residents in the Washington region increased by 53,508 people (+0.9%) from 2015. Population growth during this time was driven primarily by residents over 65 years old, mirroring national patterns. However, despite national gains, there were fewer 25-34 year olds in the Washington region in 2016 compared

DC region’s wealth held back by high cost of living

From WTOP: Though the D.C. region is doing pretty well when it comes to wealth, its growth has been lagging compared to most of the largest metro areas across the United States.  The D.C. metropolitan area is doing pretty well when it comes to wealth. However, the region has been growing at a relatively slow

Income and Cost of Living in the Washington Region

Download as a PDF› The real per capita personal income (PCPI) measures wealth, the cost of living [i] and inflation by metro area. It allows for more comprehensive comparisons, both over time and between geographies, by accounting for regional cost of living and changes in price levels. Compared to 2008, the Washington region’s real PCPI was

Tourism is booming in the nation’s capital. So why aren’t hotel jobs?

From The Washington Post: Tourism is thriving in the nation’s capital, with the District’s visitors bureau declaring a record year for U.S. foot traffic in 2016. But at Washington’s hotels, hiring has been more or less flat for two decades. The region’s hotel industry employs only about 5,400 more people today than it did in 1990,