Our Community

Take a look at Ward 8’s community profile.

Community Overview

Key Individuals

  • Councilwoman LaRuby May

Neighborhoods & Zip Codes

  • 20020 – Anacostia, Barry Farm, Buena Vista, Douglass, Fairlawn, Garfield Heights, Knox Hill, Shipley Terrace
  • 20032- Bellevue, Congress Heights, Washington Highlands
  • 20008 - Woodland

Population

73,622

Number of Schools

41

Occupied Housing Units

28,122

Ward 8 Community

Fast Facts

94%

Of Ward 8’s population consists of black-non-hispanic individuals.  This is compared to the District’s average of 51%.

37%

The poverty rate of our community, which represents the highest in the District.

24%

The unemployment rate of our community between 2008-2010, also representing one of the highest in the District.

$43,973

The average household income within Ward 8.

20%

Of Ward 8 residents who have obtained a high school diploma.

19

The number of violent crimes committed per 1,000 person, the highest rate in the District.