The data reveals hard truths
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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 6 Snapshot

Population: 99,786
14% of DC Total

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

Councilmember: Charles Allen

SBOE Representative: Jessica Sutter

Poverty Rate: 12%

Median Income for Families with Children: $171,911

Public School Students Staying in Home Ward (SY2018-19): 59%

Licensed Infant/Toddler Care Seats (FY2020): 1,422
12% 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 18
12% of DC Total

The population of children is growing faster (+33%) than DC as a whole.
DC +15%

The population of young adults is declining faster (-12%) than DC as a whole.
DC -10%

4,437

Under 3

6,354

Under 5

14,444

Under 18

6,773

Ages 18–24

Children Under 3

Child Population by Race
37%

Black

DC 56%

43%

White

DC 22%

11%

Latinx

DC 17%


Economic Justice

Powerful injustices must be met with equally powerful Economic Justice.

Child Poverty
44%

Black

DC 37%

0%

White

DC 1%

12%

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 36%

Homeless Students

SY18-29 10% of DC Total; SY19-20 10% 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 48%

17%

White Students
White Teachers 30%

6%

Latinx Students
Latinx Teachers 4%

Educational Opportunities

Similar or More Opportunities to DC Average

Teachers New to the Profession: 5%

Commute Length: 0.9 Miles

DCPS Student-Security Officer Ratio: 148

School Arrests: 12% of DCPS Arrests

Learn24 OST Program Seats: 13%

DCPS 21st Century OST Programs: 18%

Fewer Opportunities than Overall DC Average

DCPS Student-Counselor Ratio: 739

AB/IB Participation: 42%

School Suspensions: 16%

Educational Outcomes
0%
Third-Grade Language Arts Proficiency
DC 33%
0%
High School 4-Year Graduation Rate
DC 71%

Higher or Similar Rates to DC Average

Third-Grade Language Arts Proficiency: 40%

All Students Language Arts Proficiency: 37%

Black Students Language Arts Proficiency: 30%

Third-Grade Math Proficiency: 47%

All Students Math Proficiency: 31%

Black Students Math Proficiency: 23%

High School 4-Year Graduation Rate: 72%

Lower Rates than Overall DC Average

Passing AB/IB Exams: 13%

Post-Secondary Enrollment Rates: 50%


Early Childhood

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

Birth Outcomes
0%
Prenatal Care in First Trimester
DC 66%

<5

Infant Mortality in a Single Year
20% of DC Total

0
Deaths Due to Pregnancy or Childbirth Over 5 Years
10% of DC Total
Early Care & Education
0
Licensed Child Care Slots
12% of DC Total

Infants & Toddlers for Every Licensed Child Care Slot

0
Public Pre-K Enrollment
15% of DC Total
Poverty Under 5
40%

Black

DC 39%

<1%

White

DC <1%

5%

Latinx

DC 12%


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

6,652

Population Per Grocery Store
9,489 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.

Adolescent Well-Being

21

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

In the year prior to COVID-19, 11% of DC youth arrests were in Police District 1 (roughly this ward), which is higher than the 9% of DC youth.

17.1%

High School Suicide Attempts
DC 14.9%


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
Registered Voters
37%

Black

DC 50%

43%

White

DC 31%

4%

Latinx

DC 6%

Voter Turnout

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