Analyzing Gentrification with Data


I am developing a masters thesis which will attempt to utilize census tract data to assess the occurrence of gentrification in Washington, D.C.

Given the quantified change by census tract between 2000 and 2010 for several different variables indicative of gentrification (demographic change, higher income levels, lower age, higher housing prices, higher education levels, etc.), what suggested statistical methods could I use to assess significant change in all of these and bring them together to quantify the occurrence of gentrification?

Thanks a lot in advance!!