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Comprehensive Indicators

Planning and Policy

Education and Youth

Housing

Economic Development

Health

Environment

Public Safety

Population and Demographics

Civic Engagement

   

Comprehensive Indicators

  • NeighborhoodInfo DC
    Data profiles available for neighborhood clusters, wards, census tracts, police service areas, and advisory neighborhood commissions. Information on population, income, housing, crime and more provided with some historic data.
    http://neighborhoodinfodc.org
    Guide for Using NeighborhoodInfo DC's Web Site (PDF)
    What Is a Neighborhood in the District of Columbia? (PDF)

  • State of Washington, D.C.'s Neighborhoods
    November 2010
    Prepared by NeighborhoodInfo DC for the D.C. Office of Planning, this report seeks to aid the city?s leaders and citizens in addressing challenges and meeting goals through tracking and measuring major economic and social indicators. It provides an extensive array of data for Washington, D.C.'s wards and neighborhood clusters, tracking current and past conditions on population demographics, jobs, income, housing, education, health, family, youth, seniors, public safety, and the environment.
    State of Washington, D.C.'s Neighborhoods (PDF)
    Appendix B (PDF)
    Data Tables (Excel)

  • U.S. Census Bureau
    The Census Bureau provides a number of data products. Two of the most commonly used are the Decennial Census and the American Community Survey. The Decennial Census is useful because it presents detailed information about the District of Columbia (using census tracts, block groups and blocks). Topics covered include demographic, economic, social, and housing data. Covers ten year intervals with the most recent conducted in 2000, 1990 and 1980. The American Community Survey (ACS) is useful because it provides more current information. The ACS has data as recent as 2004 covering a range of social, economic, housing and demographic issues. The limitation of the ACS is that it currently only presents data for the entire City.
    http://www.census.gov (external link)
    Guide for Using the Census Bureau Web Site (PDF)

  • 2004 Issue Scan: An Annual Report Examining Changes in Neighborhood Conditions in the District of Columbia. DC Agenda, January 2004.
    Section 1: Executive Summary (PDF)
    Section 2: Issue Areas (PDF)
    Section 3: Community Profiles (PDF)
    Section 4: Neighborhood Data (PDF)

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Planning and Policy

  • The Urban Institute: Issues in Focus-The District of Columbia: Metro Area, City, and some sub-City data.
    An overview of The Urban Institute's research focused on Washington, DC. Provides links to research and publications on the issues facing DC including housing, poverty, crime, and more.
    http://www.urban.org/toolkit/issues/dc.cfm (external link)
  • Neighborhood, Services Information and more: Search by address or by area (including Ward, ANC and Neighborhood Cluster). The DC Guide includes neighborhood information, property values, taxi rates, business locations, government divisions and boundaries, and more.
    http://about.dc.gov (external link)
  • Geography Data for Mapping: Metro Area, City and all neighborhood levels available.
    If you have access to mapping software, visit the web site for the Office of the Chief Technology Officer to access hundreds of shapefile layers of physical and social characteristics of Washington, DC. This web site also provides direct links to a number of the look-up features in the DC Guide.
    http://dcgis.dc.gov (external link)
  • Services in the District of Columbia: Address based search of service providers by categories.
    The 211 Answers, Please! Website of the Information and Referral Program of the DC Government's Department of Human Services contains a directory of all government services as well as information for District residents and service providers.
    http://answersplease.dc.gov/ (external link)
  • The Brookings Greater Washington Research Program: Metro Area, City, and some sub-City data.
    Provides reports on policies and conditions of the Washington metropolitan area. Some report topics include housing, poverty, and educational issues.
    http://www.brookings.edu/metro/gwrp/washington.htm (external link)
  • Regional Planning Data: Metro Area, City level data available.
    The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments provides data on transportation, housing, planning, the environment, security, and more. Contains reports on current conditions and plans through 2030.
    http://www.mwcog.org/publications (external link)
  • Migration Information Source: Global, national, and City level.
    Data on migration issues, including migration trends, refugees, foreign-born populations, asylum seekers, and more. Provides data for many countries. Breaks down the US information by state, including DC.
    http://www.migrationinformation.org (external link)
  • DC's Comprehensive Plan and State Data Center: Metro Area, City and all neighborhood levels available.
    The Government of the District of Columbia's Office of Planning provides DC's comprehensive plan as well as small range plans for the city. Also includes the State Data Center, which provides census data. Use the links under the "Information" heading to find data and maps.
    http://planning.dc.gov (external link)

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Education and Youth

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Housing

  • Housing in the Nation's Capital 2009 (PDF)
    Focus: The foreclosure crisis and the Washington region.
    Kathryn L.S. Pettit, Leah Hendey, G. Thomas Kingsley, Mary K. Cunningham, Jennifer Comey, Liza Getsinger, Michel Grosz
    The Urban Institute, October 2009.
  • Housing in the Nation's Capital 2007 (PDF)
    Margery Austin Turner, G. Thomas Kingsley, Kathryn L.S. Pettit, Mary Kopczynski Winkler, Barika X. Williams
    The Urban Institute, November 2007.
  • Housing in the Nation's Capital 2006 (PDF)
    Margery Austin Turner, G. Thomas Kingsley, Kathryn L.S. Pettit, Jennifer Comey, Jessica Cigna, Mark Woolley, Barika Williams
    The Urban Institute, November 2006.
  • Housing in the Nation's Capital 2005 (PDF)
    Margery Austin Turner, G. Thomas Kingsley, Kathryn L.S. Pettit, Jessica Cigna, Michael Eiseman
    The Urban Institute, November 2005.
  • Housing in the Nation's Capital 2004 (PDF)
    Margery Austin Turner, G. Thomas Kingsley, Kathryn L.S. Pettit, Noah Sawyer
    The Urban Institute, December 2004
  • Housing in the Nation's Capital 2003 (PDF)
    Margery Austin Turner, G. Thomas Kingsley, Kathryn L.S. Pettit, Christopher Snow, Peter A. Tatian, Alisa Wilson
    The Urban Institute, September 2003.
  • Housing in the Nation's Capital 2002 (external link)
    Margery Austin Turner, G. Thomas Kingsley, Kathryn L.S. Pettit, Christopher Snow, Peter A. Tatian
    The Urban Institute, June 2002.

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Economic Development

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Health

  • Food Stamp Participation and Market Access in the District of Columbia (PDF)
    Carlos A. Manjarrez and Jessica Cigna
    The Urban Institute, July 2006.
  • Insurance and Uninsurance in the District of Columbia: Starting with the Numbers (PDF)
    Jennifer King and the State Planning Grant team
    The Urban Institute and the DC Department of Health, September 2005.
  • DC Primary Care Association Resource Center: City and Ward Level data available.
    The DC Primary Care Association website focuses on information on health care inequality throughout DC. Resource center section of the site has a collection of briefings, reports, national and local health alerts, DC policy histories and more. Site includes their report on the Primary Care Safety Net which includes the total number of safety net clinics, types of providers, locations of clinics (including ward information), services available, number of patients, patient demographics, financing of programs, health of community and policy recommendations.
    Visit www.dcpca.org, select Resource Center and then Report Archives, or enter this direct link:
    http://www.dcpca.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=96&Itemid=112
  • Health Data for the District: City level available.
    The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation presents State Health Facts Online with information on demographics, health care, Medicaid, Medicare, women's health, minority health, HIV/AIDS, and more.
    http://www.statehealthfacts.org/ (external link)
  • D.C. Health Care Access Survey, 2003: City level data.
    The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation District of Columbia Health Care Access Survey from 2003. Provides data on health care access by age, race/ethnicity, and income, as well as how the public perceives DC's health problems and health institutions. Based on a representative sample of Washington, DC residents. http://www.kff.org/minorityhealth/minorityhealth103003pkg.cfm
    (external link) (also see www.kff.org for other reports about health care in the District of Columbia)
  • Women and Children Data: Metro Area and City data.
    The Maternal and Child Health Bureau website provides financial data on state block grants, performance data on health systems, and program data.
    https://perfdata.hrsa.gov/mchb/TVISReports/Default.aspx (external link)
  • Births, Marriages and More Vital Statistics: City level data.
    The Center for Policy, Planning and Epidemiology provides District-level statistics on births, marriages, divorces, deaths, and other characteristics of the population. This data is available through the DC Department of Health (http://doh.dc.gov) and can be reached through this direct link:
    http://doh.dc.gov/doh/cwp/view,a,1374,q,601996,PM,1.asp (external link)
    also see: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss.htm (external link)

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Environment

  • Trees in the District of Columbia: City, Ward, ANC and individual addresses available.
    The Casey Trees Endowment Fund provides information on the tree canopy in DC including a detailed inventory with specific information of each tree throughout the city.
    http://www.caseytrees.org/ (external link)
  • Environmental Cleanup: State and site levels available.
    Environmental Protection Agency website for Superfund sites in the District. Gives sites with history, status, and actions to be taken.
    http://www.epa.gov/reg3hwmd/super/dc.htm (external link)

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Public Safety

  • Summary of Focus Group with Ex-Prisoners in the District: Ingredients for Successful Reintegration (PDF)
    Amy L. Solomon, Caterina Gouvis Roman, Michelle Waul
    The Urban Institute, December 2001.
  • Metropolitan Police Department Crime Statistics: City, police service area, and police district levels available. The Government of the District of Columbia's Metropolitan Police Department website provides crime statistics in DC at the City and Police District level. Current and historic data available linked from http://mpdc.dc.gov/ (external link)
    Some individual Police Service Area data is available linked from the individual Police District web sites.

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Population and Demographics

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Civic Engagement

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