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Dallas Neighborhood Changes '00-'16

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tanzoak
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Dallas Neighborhood Changes '00-'16

Postby tanzoak » 18 Dec 2017 12:21

New census tract data was released recently, and I thought I'd make a little map showing what parts of Dallas are growing/shrinking. This compares full population counts from the 2000 Census vs estimates from the 2012-2016 ACS.

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Re: Dallas Neighborhood Changes '00-'16

Postby eburress » 18 Dec 2017 12:33

How interesting that the South and West Dallas areas are losing density, even though those areas seem to be blowing up with new, dense residential projects. Is my perception of the growth/increased density in the Bishop Arts and Trinity Groves areas overstated, or is there some other factor contributing to this significant drop in density (e.g., apartment buildings are being removed to make way for this new development)?

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Re: Dallas Neighborhood Changes '00-'16

Postby DPatel304 » 18 Dec 2017 13:00

eburress wrote:How interesting that the South and West Dallas areas are losing density, even though those areas seem to be blowing up with new, dense residential projects. Is my perception of the growth/increased density in the Bishop Arts and Trinity Groves areas overstated, or is there some other factor contributing to this significant drop in density (e.g., apartment buildings are being removed to make way for this new development)?


True, but a lot of these dense residential projects only started occurring recently. I'm pretty sure most of them are still under construction, and only a couple have actually completed in West Dallas. Maybe in 5 years time, it will be a different story, but, if you're only talking about 2000-2016, I'd say, for most of those years, what happened was the lower income residents were slowly pushed out over the years, and, only in the last 2-3 years did we start to see dense development.

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Re: Dallas Neighborhood Changes '00-'16

Postby tanzoak » 18 Dec 2017 13:02

Here's changes in real household income over that time:

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Re: Dallas Neighborhood Changes '00-'16

Postby tanzoak » 18 Dec 2017 13:07

DPatel304 wrote:
eburress wrote:How interesting that the South and West Dallas areas are losing density, even though those areas seem to be blowing up with new, dense residential projects. Is my perception of the growth/increased density in the Bishop Arts and Trinity Groves areas overstated, or is there some other factor contributing to this significant drop in density (e.g., apartment buildings are being removed to make way for this new development)?


True, but a lot of these dense residential projects only started occurring recently. I'm pretty sure most of them are still under construction, and only a couple have actually completed in West Dallas. Maybe in 5 years time, it will be a different story, but, if you're only talking about 2000-2016, I'd say, for most of those years, what happened was the lower income residents were slowly pushed out over the years, and, only in the last 2-3 years did we start to see dense development.


Also, the 2016 number is from data taken over the five-year period 2012-2016, so projects that have been completed in the last 2-3 years are only partially captured.

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Re: Dallas Neighborhood Changes '00-'16

Postby tanzoak » 18 Dec 2017 13:20

Let me know what you're interested in, and I can make up some more. It's super easy. Changes in.. Homeownership rates, Home values, Percent multifamily, College degrees, Percent children, Percent in nieghborhood less than 10 years, Poverty rates, Percent foreign-born?

I can also do changes from 1970, 1980, or 1990 to today.

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Re: Dallas Neighborhood Changes '00-'16

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 18 Dec 2017 13:25

What tool are you using to make the maps?

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Re: Dallas Neighborhood Changes '00-'16

Postby tanzoak » 18 Dec 2017 13:30

cowboyeagle05 wrote:What tool are you using to make the maps?


QGIS. And using the Longitudinal Tract Database (LTDB) from Brown for the census tract crosswalks between past and present.

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Re: Dallas Neighborhood Changes '00-'16

Postby eburress » 18 Dec 2017 13:41

tanzoak wrote:
DPatel304 wrote:
eburress wrote:How interesting that the South and West Dallas areas are losing density, even though those areas seem to be blowing up with new, dense residential projects. Is my perception of the growth/increased density in the Bishop Arts and Trinity Groves areas overstated, or is there some other factor contributing to this significant drop in density (e.g., apartment buildings are being removed to make way for this new development)?


True, but a lot of these dense residential projects only started occurring recently. I'm pretty sure most of them are still under construction, and only a couple have actually completed in West Dallas. Maybe in 5 years time, it will be a different story, but, if you're only talking about 2000-2016, I'd say, for most of those years, what happened was the lower income residents were slowly pushed out over the years, and, only in the last 2-3 years did we start to see dense development.


Also, the 2016 number is from data taken over the five-year period 2012-2016, so projects that have been completed in the last 2-3 years are only partially captured.


Ohhh gotcha! That's a very good point and yes, the next five years will have this map looking a lot different.


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