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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Some facts

I had the day off of work today and I spent it hanging out with the homeless people at the library downtown. My intent wasn't to hang out with homeless people, but I think they had the right idea. If I ever become homeless I am surfing the internet at the library.

I went to the library today to do some research on downtown before I move there. Here are some of the interesting things I found:

  • Downtown will see the population decline 6.3% by 2030.
  • Downtown has the highest percentage in this region of it's population that are between the ages of 16-25 .
  • There is a 194% gap between the 25th percentile of household incomes and the 75th percentile.
  • 14.4% of the residents have a bachelors degree or higher.
  • 19.1% of the housing in the city is unaffordable compared to the region's 13.2%.
  • There are approximately 400 homeless people living downtown.
Just getting started on understanding this city a little more.....