August 16th, 2022
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All racial demographics in this section and all population/demographic measures in the ward snapshots use the 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-year averages. Overall DC child and youth population numbers pull from Vintage 2020 Population estimates (via the Kids Count Data Center), so the population counts will differ slightly between the two portions of the site. Where there is a reference to change over time that does not specify a time range, the “previous” value is from 5 years prior. Regarding sources for specific measures, the following measures also appear in the Kids Counts data center, where you can find detailed citations to the specific ACS tables used in the data center and in this website:

  • Population of children
  • Population of youth ages 18-24
  • Race of children. Note that individuals who are Black and Latinx may be counted in both groups, and similarly for those who are multiracial and Latinx, Asian and Latinx, or “other race” and Latinx. In addition, “other” includes both people identified as such by the Census as well as the 0.2% of DC residents who identified as Native American.
  • Population and race of children under 5

The following measures are not in the Kids Count data center, and are from ACS tables as noted below.

  • Population of children under 3 – table B09001
  • Race of youth ages 18-24 – tables B01001-A through B01001-I
  • Percentage of children with at least one parent born abroad – table B05009
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DC Kids Count is powered by DC Action and provides the best available data to measure and track the well-being of our District’s children and young adults. Research for DC Kids Count is funded in part by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The findings and conclusions presented are those of DC Action’s alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Foundation.