Changing Our Ward Together
DC Ward Profile
Population Public Assistance
Population by Race/Ethnicity Housing Conditions
Family Risk Factors Housing Market (Single-Family Homes)
Isolation Indicators Mortgage Lending (Home Purchase Loans)
Child Well-Being Indicators Reported Crimes (per 1,000 pop.)
Income Conditions  
 
Ward 5

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Average Low High
Population
Population, 1980 89,145 79,791 63,391 93,358
Population, 1990 83,198 75,863 65,638 83,198
Population, 2000 71,604 71,507 68,087 75,001
% change population, 1980-1990 -6.7 -4.9 -15 7.9
% change population, 1990-2000 -14 -5.7 -15 4.9
% children, 1980 22 22 10 37
% children, 1990 20 19 8.2 32
% children, 2000 21 20 7.8 36
% change child population, 1980-1990 -16 -19 -27 5.0
% change child population, 1990-2000 -6.8 -2.0 -6.8 5.5
% foreign born, 1980 2.6 6.4 1.6 14
% foreign born, 1990 3.4 9.7 1.2 23
% foreign born, 2000 5.2 13 1.4 29
% same house 5 years ago, 1990 63 53 36 66
% same house 5 years ago, 2000 58 50 32 62
Population by Race/Ethnicity
% black non-Hispanic, 1990 86 65 4.9 97
% black non-Hispanic, 2000 88 61 6.2 97
% white non-Hispanic, 1990 11 27 2.2 84
% white non-Hispanic, 2000 7.4 28 1.2 80
% Hispanic, 1990 1.4 5.2 0.8 18
% Hispanic, 2000 3.0 7.9 0.8 25
% Asian/P.I. non-Hispanic, 1990 0.6 1.8 0.2 5.0
% Asian/P.I. non-Hispanic, 2000 0.8 3.0 0.3 8.0
Family Risk Factors
Poverty rate (%), 1980 18 19 7.7 27
Poverty rate (%), 1990 15 17 6.5 27
Poverty rate (%), 2000 20 20 7.5 36
Unemployment rate (%), 1980 7.1 6.8 3.0 10
Unemployment rate (%), 1990 9.2 7.2 2.4 13
Unemployment rate (%), 2000 15 11 6.6 22
% pop. 16+ yrs. employed, 1980 54 59 54 65
% pop. 16+ yrs. employed, 1990 53 62 53 69
% pop. 16+ yrs. employed, 2000 48 57 45 66
% persons without HS diploma, 1980 42 33 9.7 42
% persons without HS diploma, 1990 33 27 5.8 39
% persons without HS diploma, 2000 28 22 4.0 34
% female-headed families with children, 1990 56 54 13 67
% female-headed families with children, 2000 58 52 12 68
Isolation Indicators
% HHs with a phone, 2000 97 97 95 99
% HHs with a car, 2000 66 63 52 80
Child Well-Being Indicators
% children in poverty, 1990 19 25 2.4 38
% children in poverty, 2000 28 32 2.9 47
% low weight births (under 5.5 lbs), 1998 19 13 5.2 19
% low weight births (under 5.5 lbs), 1999 17 13 6.7 17
% low weight births (under 5.5 lbs), 2000 13 12 7.4 16
% low weight births (under 5.5 lbs), 2001 14 12 6.4 17
% low weight births (under 5.5 lbs), 2002 13 12 6.9 15
% low weight births (under 5.5 lbs), 2003 11 11 5.7 15
% low weight births (under 5.5 lbs), 2004 13 11 5.2 14
% low weight births (under 5.5 lbs), 2005 13 11 7.5 14
% births to teen mothers, 1998 18 15 0.6 21
% births to teen mothers, 1999 19 15 0.6 21
% births to teen mothers, 2000 18 14 0.9 20
% births to teen mothers, 2001 20 13 1.0 20
% births to teen mothers, 2002 17 13 0.5 19
% births to teen mothers, 2003 14 11 0.3 19
% births to teen mothers, 2004 14 11 0.9 18
% births to teen mothers, 2005 13 11 0.2 18
Income Conditions
Avg. family income (1999 $), 1979 50,305 59,101 35,834 117,886
Avg. family income (1999 $), 1989 55,545 71,274 37,016 166,102
Avg. family income (1999 $), 1999 54,479 78,192 35,228 187,709
% change in avg. family income, 1980-1990 10 21 3.3 41
% change in avg. family income, 1990-2000 -1.9 9.7 -4.8 21
Public Assistance
Persons receiving food stamps, 2000 10,348 10,064 219 24,389
Persons receiving food stamps, 2001 10,103 9,540 190 22,637
Persons receiving food stamps, 2002 10,483 9,770 202 23,226
Persons receiving food stamps, 2003 12,027 10,612 195 25,037
Persons receiving food stamps, 2004 13,644 11,253 231 26,167
Persons receiving food stamps, 2005 14,136 11,507 239 26,235
Persons receiving food stamps, 2006 13,446 11,351 262 25,976
Persons receiving food stamps, 2007 13,223 11,174 238 26,092
Persons receiving TANF, 1998 7,715 7,362 45 20,413
Persons receiving TANF, 1999 6,520 6,405 44 18,019
Persons receiving TANF, 2000 6,052 5,822 42 16,230
Persons receiving TANF, 2001 5,907 5,793 42 15,982
Persons receiving TANF, 2002 6,114 5,883 50 16,127
Persons receiving TANF, 2003 6,316 5,918 38 16,550
Persons receiving TANF, 2004 7,109 6,118 41 16,849
Persons receiving TANF, 2005 7,034 6,008 36 16,300
Persons receiving TANF, 2006 6,493 5,574 36 14,977
Persons receiving TANF, 2007 5,923 5,294 35 14,625
Housing Conditions
Occupied housing units, 1980 30,334 31,643 29,914 34,509
Occupied housing units, 1990 30,513 31,204 27,775 35,873
Occupied housing units, 2000 28,110 31,042 25,063 36,849
Rental vacancy rate (%), 1980 3.5 6.0 2.9 9.0
Rental vacancy rate (%), 1990 6.1 8.0 4.6 13
Rental vacancy rate (%), 2000 8.9 6.2 2.2 11
Homeownership rate (%), 1980 45 35 17 58
Homeownership rate (%), 1990 46 39 18 60
Homeownership rate (%), 2000 49 41 22 61
Housing Market (Single-Family Homes)
Number of sales, 1995 530 437 166 692
Number of sales, 1996 569 480 182 716
Number of sales, 1997 621 532 189 802
Number of sales, 1998 855 701 270 1,050
Number of sales, 1999 756 665 285 1,000
Number of sales, 2000 585 505 238 719
Number of sales, 2001 643 543 253 805
Number of sales, 2002 676 561 284 816
Number of sales, 2003 716 555 207 800
Number of sales, 2004 795 618 307 994
Number of sales, 2005 734 561 276 857
Number of sales, 2006 537 455 221 724
Median sales price (2007 $), 1995 129,249 206,003 111,834 431,228
Median sales price (2007 $), 1996 128,713 197,535 107,041 416,270
Median sales price (2007 $), 1997 127,893 207,584 103,348 426,311
Median sales price (2007 $), 1998 133,564 213,767 98,189 438,853
Median sales price (2007 $), 1999 133,857 228,100 104,542 496,575
Median sales price (2007 $), 2000 150,510 259,038 117,638 552,671
Median sales price (2007 $), 2001 158,053 298,493 127,613 632,212
Median sales price (2007 $), 2002 190,169 342,982 134,271 714,575
Median sales price (2007 $), 2003 234,105 379,382 152,126 769,785
Median sales price (2007 $), 2004 290,872 438,571 166,840 852,857
Median sales price (2007 $), 2005 371,581 523,265 217,640 955,493
Median sales price (2007 $), 2006 393,394 543,489 267,405 930,776
% annual change median price, 1996-2006 12 11 7.9 15
% annual change median price, 2001-2006 20 13 7.3 21
% annual change median price, 2005-2006 5.9 3.9 -2.6 23
Mortgage Lending (Home Purchase Loans)
Loans per 1,000 housing units, 1997 22 39 12 75
Loans per 1,000 housing units, 1998 30 53 15 99
Loans per 1,000 housing units, 1999 33 59 23 111
Loans per 1,000 housing units, 2000 38 61 26 111
Loans per 1,000 housing units, 2001 38 63 26 110
Loans per 1,000 housing units, 2002 46 67 29 124
Loans per 1,000 housing units, 2003 50 71 34 130
Loans per 1,000 housing units, 2004 65 88 45 166
Loans per 1,000 housing units, 2005 75 102 60 185
Median borrower income (2005 $), 1997 51,294 70,532 34,425 126,195
Median borrower income (2005 $), 1998 62,423 71,070 40,813 127,411
Median borrower income (2005 $), 1999 52,163 70,643 40,980 128,344
Median borrower income (2005 $), 2000 55,940 78,065 36,710 138,106
Median borrower income (2005 $), 2001 58,130 83,671 45,569 145,815
Median borrower income (2005 $), 2002 62,120 84,862 45,385 151,190
Median borrower income (2005 $), 2003 66,830 86,288 43,577 135,511
Median borrower income (2005 $), 2004 73,069 93,191 51,110 156,340
Median borrower income (2005 $), 2005 87,726 104,968 64,715 151,460
% subprime loans, 1997 15 3.9 1.0 18
% subprime loans, 1998 30 5.9 0.8 35
% subprime loans, 1999 21 4.5 0.9 27
% subprime loans, 2000 13 5.1 2.3 19
% subprime loans, 2001 8.0 3.1 1.4 8.8
% subprime loans, 2002 7.1 2.8 1.1 7.9
% subprime loans, 2003 9.4 3.6 0.8 10
% subprime loans, 2004 11 5.3 1.2 14
% subprime loans, 2005 22 10 1.4 24
Reported Crimes (per 1,000 pop.)
Violent crimes, 2000 18 15 2.5 23
Violent crimes, 2001 18 16 3.1 23
Violent crimes, 2002 17 16 2.7 23
Violent crimes, 2003 21 16 1.8 23
Violent crimes, 2004 17 14 1.9 19
Violent crimes, 2005 19 14 1.8 20
Property crimes, 2000 49 54 31 118
Property crimes, 2001 56 56 28 106
Property crimes, 2002 53 55 26 99
Property crimes, 2003 60 55 28 89
Property crimes, 2004 58 48 25 79
Property crimes, 2005 52 44 22 75

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Prepared by NeighborhoodInfo DC (revised February 20, 2008).
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