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!