Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ward 6 sees growth in the Census

It should come to no surprise to you that Penn Quarter is growing.  Census figures released today show that our city council ward, Ward 2, is the fastest growing at over 16%.  Of course, other neighborhoods are also included in Ward 2

Neighboring Ward 6 is the second fastest growing at 12.5%.  Ward 6 includes Judiciary Square, Capitol Hill, and the Southwest Waterfront.

According to the Washington Post, that means redistricting is upon us -and Ward 2 has too many people in it.  Wards 7 and 8 are the only ones declining, which do not border Ward 6, so some shuffling will have to take place--and it's sure to be a political battle.

Here is the Washington Post's chart of growth by ward:

And to help, a map of the wards:

Perhaps even more helpful is a list of neighborhoods in each ward, which is available from Wikipedia here.

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