A co-working FrontBurnervian passes along this blog post from education think-tank Thomas E. Fordham Institute looking at the fastest-gentrifying neighborhoods in the country. Â The writer admits that it’s a crude look at the topic, since he’s basing it on ZIP codes and on the change in the white population in the area (when higher income levels would be more accurate).
Anyway, on his list, No. 8 in fact, is the Dallas ZIP code 75247, which saw its white population increase by about 28.3 percent between 2000 and 2010. Â See for yourself where 75247 is. Â Or I’ll tell you: it’s just west of Stemmons Freeway and is mostly industrial/warehouse land. Does anybody even live over there?
I looked at the numbers. In 2000, the total population was 254. In 2010, it was 468.
So I’m guessing that an apartment community got built within this ZIP, and that most of the residents of that apartment community are white. Â Small numbers skew findings.