While researching the most gentrified areas of the United States, RENTCafé created a top 20 list of ZIP codes with the biggest increases in home values from 2000 to 2016. Two ZIP codes in Washington, D.C., made the list with 20001 in second place and 20010 in eighteenth.
The 20001 ZIP code includes sections of Bloomingdale, Shaw, Mt. Vernon Triangle, and LeDroit Park. According to RENTCafé, home values in this area have increased by 207 percent, while household income has jumped 163 percent. The percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher also escalated by 212 percent.