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WHAT'S UP AND WHAT'S DOWN     
             
ECONOMY & EMPLOYMENT 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s                                                                                                    
Gap between wealthiest and poorest residents                
Hourly wage of poorest workers       Up 12 cents        
Hourly wage of best paid workers       Up $4.74        
Employment of DC residents                    
Homelessness                
%  of residnts in poverty       Up 19%          
Nbr of children in poverty                  
Children in extreme poverty                
Employment by top 10 businesses       Down 11%        
Number of street vendors         Down 55%    
Employed in retail trade         Down 40%    
             
CRIME & CORRUPTION 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s                                                                                                    
Murders                    
Robberies                    
Marijuana arrests         Up 40%      
             
GOVERNMENT 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s                                                                                                    
Library budget as percent of city budget     Down 50%              
Librarians     Down 200              
Spending on housing         Down 54%      
Spending on human services         Down 33%      
Spending on mental health         Down 21%      
Spending on UDC         Down 57%      
Spending on parks & recreation         Down 21%      
Per pupil school spending         Up 3%      
Nbr of residents per DC government employee     No change            
             
HOUSING 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s                                                                                                    
Median rent         Up 29%    
Affordable housing units                
Nbr of families seeking shelter         Up100,000    
Nbr of housing units     Down 3500        
             
HEALTH 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s                                                                                                    
Infant mortality                    
Low weight new borns                
Births to unmarried mothers                
             
SOCIAL 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s                                                                                                    
Number of children         Down 17%    
Members of DC Bar     Up 63,000            
Senior residents         Down 8%    
Residents younger than 25     Down 43%          
Same sex couples         Up 66%    
Population Down 37%      
             
EDUCATION 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s                                                                                                    
Cost of Sidwell lower school in real dollars   Up 290%              
Public school SAT verbal scores                   
Public school SAT math scores                  
Teenaged dropouts              
Number of UDC students       Down 68%      
School administrators per 1000 students     Doubled          
Size of school building repair staff         Down 65%   DC Eximaner Examiner  
             
TRANSPORTATION 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s                                                                                                    
Percent walking to work                
Metro ridership                    
Metro ridership as a percent projected in 1970s     53% less              
Cost of Metro vs. projected costs     300% more              
Daily bike trips       Up 79%        
             
ECOLOGY 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s                                                                                                    
Number of eagles                    
Number of trees     Down 40%              
             
POLITICS 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s                                                                                                    
Support for statehood       Up 10 pts to 66%