New Ward boundaries in DC

While I’m on the topic of DC’s demographics, some of my readers might enjoy playing with this map.

DC has to have 8 wards and the 8 wards must be roughly equal in population. The white/gentrified Wards have gotten too big, while the black/historic Wards (Wards 7 and 8, across the river) have gotten too small. At this rate, Marion Barry – the representative of Ward 8 – will soon represent half the District’s land by square footage, but he’ll be representing an area that’s largely uninhabited. Progress!

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One Response to New Ward boundaries in DC

  1. Borepatch says:

    Maybe he can become Mayor of Detroit then.

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