All indicators point to the fact that for a city to be competitive in today's economy, it must have a sustainable and competitive workforce between twenty-five and forty years old. It is an age group that tends to be both mobile and entrepreneurial. Therefore, a goal of the 6% Place experiment is to draw twenty-five- to forty-year-olds to Garfield.
In the 2000 and 2010 Dicennial Census data, the closest cohort to twenty-five- to forty-year-olds is twenty-five- to forty-four-year-olds.
Friendship, the neighborhood directly to the south of Garfield, has a larger population than Garfield, and it also has a larger percentage of twenty-five- to forty-year-olds: 43% of Friendship is between 25 and 44, while 23% of Garfield is between 25 and 44.
|Total population, 2010||Total Population between 25-44, 2010|
The data is organized by Census tract for both Garfield and Friendship for the 2000 and 2010 Census years in the table below.
For reference, here is a map of the six Census tracts that make up Garfield and Friendship (with the 6% Place outlined in white). This tracking tool will be updated with the next Decennial Census in 2020.