A shrinking majority

Washington remains largely segregated but is more racially mixed than in 1990. On both sides of the city, the white and black pluralities have been diluted.

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Barely a majority

The number of African Americans living in the District dropped by 39,000 over the past decade. Blacks now make up 50 percent of the population, and whites and Hispanics have made modest gains.

Published March 25, 2011.

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau.

GRAPHIC: Sohail Al-Jamea, Wilson Andrews, Mary Kate Cannistra, Laris Karklis, Dan Keating, Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso, Bill Webster and Karen Yourish - The Washington Post.

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