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

Ward Snapshots.

The DC Kids Count 2022 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 6 Snapshot

Population: 101882
15% of DC Total

Registered to Vote (Jan 2021): 88,642
17% of DC Total

Councilmember: Charles Allen

SBOE Representative: Jessica Sutter

Poverty Rate: 11%

Median Income for Families with Children: $185,142

Public School Students Staying in Home Ward (SY2021-22): 56%

Licensed Infant/Toddler Care Seats (FY2021): 1,574
13% of DC Total

Demographics

To understand what it looks like to grow up in Ward 6 we start with Demographics.

Population by Age
0
Children Under 1812% of DC Total

The population of children is growing faster (+28%) than DC as a whole.
DC +9%

The population of young adults is declining at a similar rate (-11%) as DC as a whole.
DC -10%

4,212

Under 3

5883

Under 5

14,821

Under 18

7,094

Ages 18–24

Children Under 3

Child Population by Race
34%

Black

DC 55%

44%

White

DC 22%

13%

Latinx

DC 17%


Economic Justice

Powerful injustices must be met with equally powerful Economic Justice.

Child Poverty
42%

Black

DC 36%

0%

White

DC 1%

9%

Latinx

DC 14%

Employment

Unemployment Rates

Median Family Income

0
Summer Youth Employment Program 2020 Participation (Applied and Were Eligible)
8% of DC Total
Housing Insecurity
0%
Households with High Housing Cost Burden
DC 35%

Homeless Students

SY18-29 10% of DC Total; SY20-21 8% of DC Total


Education

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

Public School Student Enrollment
72%

Black Students
Black Teachers 54%

17%

White Students
White Teachers 31%

6%

Latinx Students
Latinx Teachers 4%

Educational Opportunities

Similar or More Opportunities to DC Average

Teachers New to the Profession: 12% (2020-21)

Commute Length: 1.7 Miles (2021-22)

DCPS Student-Security Officer Ratio: 148 (2018-19)

School Arrests: 12% of DCPS Arrests (2018-19)

Learn24 OST Program Seats: 13% (2018-19)

DCPS 21st Century OST Programs: 10% (2021-22)

Fewer Opportunities than Overall DC Average

DCPS Student-Counselor Ratio: 440 (2021-21)

AB/IB Participation: 34% (2021-21)

School Suspensions: 16% (2018-19)

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: 40% (2018-19)

All Students Language Arts Proficiency: 37% (2018-19)

Black Students Language Arts Proficiency: 30% (2018-19)

Third-Grade Math Proficiency: 47% (2018-19)

All Students Math Proficiency: 31% (2018-19)

Black Students Math Proficiency: 23% (2018-19) (2018-19)

High School 4-Year Graduation Rate: 77% (2021-21)

Post-Secondary Enrollment Rates: 58% (class of 2019)

Lower Rates than Overall DC Average

Passing AB/IB Exams: 26% (2020-21)


Early Childhood

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

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

<5

Infant Mortality in a Single Year
20% of DC Total

0
Deaths Due to Pregnancy or Childbirth Over 5 Years
8% of DC Total
Early Care & Education
0
Licensed Child Care Slots
13% of DC Total

Infants & Toddlers for Every Licensed Child Care Slot

0
Public Pre-K Enrollment
14% of DC Total
Poverty Under 5
44%

Black

DC 36%

<1%

White

DC <1%

6%

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)
9% of DC Total

7,380

Population Per Grocery Store
9,606 DC

In the year prior to COVID-19, 38 children entered foster care which is 10% of the District total. The number declined to 24 in fiscal year 2020, and stayed at 24 in FY2021.

Adolescent Well-Being

14

Teen Birth Rates (per 1000)
7% of DC Total

In the year prior to COVID-19, 11% of DC arrests of minors were in Police District 1 (roughly this ward), which is higher than the 9% of DC youth. The pandemic didn’t change this over-representation (see below).

17.1%

High School Suicide Attempts
DC 14.9%

Policing of Children

Percentage in this Ward'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)
17% of DC Total

Eligible Voters by Age

0%
Share of DC’s Eligible Voters
Demographics of Registered Voters
37%

Black

DC 50%

43%

White

DC 31%

4%

Latinx

DC 6%

Voter Turnout

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