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!


One Response to New Ward boundaries in DC

  1. Borepatch says:

    Maybe he can become Mayor of Detroit then.

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