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Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Ward politics and the census


We learned back in December that the District broke the 600,000 resident barrier in the 2010 U.S. Census -- the first time the District had seen a growth in population in the decennial count since 1950. But today comes the real beef of the survey: this afternoon, the Census Bureau released all the information about the head count at the Census tract level, giving us an intricate view of what areas in the city are growing and which aren’t.

As with any count of 601,723 people, there’s a lot of information to plow through, and people will certainly be breaking down numbers from the Census over the next few days and weeks. Of course, the Census figures are incredibly important because they determine the boundaries of D.C.’s eight wards and all of its advisory neighborhood commissions, meaning that some people might soon have a new Councilmember to report issues to.

[Continue reading Aaron Morrissey’s post at DCist.com.]

Aaron Morrissey blogs at DCist. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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