U District Demographics

The U District Retail Demand is Bigger than the Numbers

A considerable portion of the U District retail demand is comprised of students.  A quick comparison of the numbers shows U District Per Capita is considerably less than the surrounding areas.  This makes sense, students generally don’t have high personal income. However, student retail spending reflects not only personal income but also family support plus loans and grants.  So in reality, there is much larger retail demand than the demographic data suggests.