The data reveals hard truths
about
child well-being in our

Ward Snapshots.

The DC Kids Count 2021 ward snapshots provide the best available ward-level data of child and young adult well-being by measuring and tracking the demographics, economic justice, education, early childhood, health and safety, and voting and democracy.

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Ward 2 Snapshot

Population: 77,923
11% of DC Total

Registered to Vote (Jan 2021): 51,174
10% of DC Total

Councilmember: Brooke Pinto

SBOE Representative: Allister Chang

Poverty Rate: 13%

Median Income for Families with Children: $208,900

Public School Students Staying in Home Ward (SY2021-22): 72%

Licensed Infant/Toddler Care Seats (FY2021): 2,367
19% of DC Total

Demographics

To understand what it looks like to grow up in Ward 2 we start with Demographics.

Population by Age
0
Children Under 183% of DC Total

The population of children is getting smaller (-8%) while increasing in DC as a whole.
DC +9%

The population of young adults is declining (-7%) at a similar rate to DC as a whole.
DC -10%

1,545

Under 3

2,307

Under 5

4,049

Under 18

18,315

Ages 18–24

Children Under 3

Child Population by Race
13%

Black

DC 55%

49%

White

DC 22%

28%

Latinx

DC 17%


Economic Justice

Powerful injustices must be met with equally powerful Economic Justice.

Child Poverty
34%

Black

DC 36%

4%

White

DC 1%

4%

Latinx

DC 14%

Employment

Median Family Income

0
Summer Youth Employment Program 2020 Participation (Applied and Were Eligible)
1% of DC Total
Housing Insecurity
0%
Households with High Housing Cost BurdenDC 36%

Homeless Students

SY18-19 2% of DC Total; SY20-21 2% of DC Total


Education

All children can be lifted up to reach their full potential with Education.

Public School Student Enrollment
44%

Black Students
Black Teachers 36%

29%

White Students
White Teachers 47%

15%

Latinx Students
Latinx Teachers 6%

Educational Opportunities

Similar or More Opportunities to DC Average

Teachers New to the Profession: 16% (20-21)

Commute Length: 1.4 Miles (21-22)

DCPS Student-Counselor Ratio: 354 (20-21)

DCPS Student-Security Officer Ratio: 133 (18-19)

AB/IB Participation: 89% (20-21)

School Suspensions: 1% (18-19)

School Arrests: 1% of DCPS Arrests (18-19)

Fewer Opportunities than Overall DC Average

Learn24 OST Program Seats: 3% (18-19)

DCPS 21st Century OST Programs: 5% (18-19)

Educational Outcomes
0%
Third-Grade Language Arts Proficiency
DC 33%
0%
High School 4-Year Graduation Rate
DC 73%

Higher or Similar Rates to DC Average

Third-Grade Language Arts Proficiency: 54% (18-19)

All Students Language Arts Proficiency: 65% (18-19)

Black Students Language Arts Proficiency: 52% (18-19)

Third-Grade Math Proficiency: 60% (18-19)

All Students Math Proficiency: 52% (18-19)

Black Students Math Proficiency: 32% (18-19)

Passing AB/IB Exams: 64% (20-21)

High School 4-Year Graduation Rate: 89% (20-21)

Post-Secondary Enrollment Rates: 64% (class of 2019)

Lower Rates than Overall DC Average

N/A


Early Childhood

Equity for young people at every step starts from Early Childhood.

Birth Outcomes
0%
Prenatal Care in First Trimester
DC 69%

0

Infant Mortality in a Single Year

0% of DC Total

0
Deaths Due to Pregnancy or Childbirth Over 5 Years
Early Care & Education
0
Licensed Child Care Slots
19% of DC Total

Infants & Toddlers for Every Licensed Child Care Slot

0
Public Pre-K Enrollment
2% of DC Total
Poverty Under 5
53%

Black

DC 36%

<1%

White

DC <1%

1%

Latinx

DC 14%


Health & Safety

Let’s break down the barriers that stand in the way of our kids’ Health & Safety.

Access to Nutrition & Basic Needs
0
SNAP Children Enrollment (2019)
2% of DC Total

8,410

Population Per Grocery Store
9,606 DC

In the year prior to COVID-19, 3 children entered foster care which is 1% of the District total. The number increased to 4 in fiscal year 2020 (no data are available for FY21).

Adolescent Well-Being

Too few to report

Teen Birth Rates (per 1000)

In the year prior to COVID-19, 0% of DC youth arrests were in Police District 2 (which includes wards 2 and 3), which is much lower than the 14% of DC youth in the two wards. The pandemic didn’t change this under-representation (see below).

21.2%

High School Suicide Attempts
DC 14.9%

Policing of Children

Percentage in Wards 2 and 3's Police District Compared to DC as a Whole


Voting & Democracy

To grow up resilient, powerful, and heard kids must be a priority in Voting & Democracy.

Voting Population
0
Registered Voters (Jan 2021)
10% of DC Total

Eligible Voters by Age

0%
Share of DC’s Eligible Voters
Demographics of Registered Voters
8%

Black

DC 50%

60%

White

DC 31%

6%

Latinx

DC 6%

Voter Turnout

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