How many DC children live in poverty in your neighborhood?

How are children in DC faring? 

How many children live in Petworth? What's the median income in Deanwood? How many children under 5 live in the Edgewood cluster?

You've got questions, our Data Tool has answers.

Here at DC Action, we are committed to tracking the most up-to-date indicators that shed light onto the well-being of children and families who call the District home.

We worked with DataKind volunteers to develop our Data Tool 2.0 so that individuals in the community as well as decision-makers could have access to data about their neighborhoods instantly at their fingertips. Throughout the year, we update and add new indicators to ensure that the most timely data is available. 

We do this because we believe that data is only as good as it is accessible - because accessible data is actionable data - and actionable data has the power to inform programs and policies, shaping them to best meet the needs of our children and families.

We are excited to share that we have updated our Data Tool 2.0 with the U.S. Census Bureau's newly-released 5-year American Community Survey estimates for 2011-2015. Check out an indicator (or two!) that interest you!


DC children living in poverty


With our Data Tool 2.0, did you know you can explore questions like:

  1. How the child poverty rate varies, neighborhood by neighborhood, across the District?
  2. Which DC neighborhoods have the greatest percentage of adults with high school diplomas?
  3. Where the highest concentration of young children under the age of 5 live?



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