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DC Office of Planning Launches Demographic Data Hub

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
New open data and analytics platform makes population data accessible to the public

The DC Office of Planning (OP) Demographic Data Hub is an online, interactive information service that provides reliable, up-to-date data on the demographics of the District of Columbia. This one-stop hub, which includes the latest 2020 Census data, will help residents, government agencies, and community leaders access data and analysis to support strategic planning, policymaking, and business development across the District.

“OP is committed to open data and transparency of information for the public,” said Andrew Trueblood, OP Director. “We are looking for ways to better meet residents where they are, and this user-friendly website makes popular demographic charts and data much more accessible for residents, researchers, and other stakeholders.”

The OP Demographic Data Hub re-envisions OP Data Viz which launched in 2019. The data featured in the new platform covers a variety of city-wide, ward and census-tract level indicators ranging from population size to household income. New features include a snapshot of key DC demographic statistics; District-wide and Ward profiles; interactive infographic reports; a geographic analysis section with maps visualizing demographic differences across the city; a categorical data section that allows users to download data; and a library of OP visualizations, maps, and reports.

The new hub was built in partnership with DC’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), and ESRI, an international supplier of geographic information tools, including ArcGIS.

Visit opdatahub.dc.gov to access the OP Demographic Data Hub. In addition to providing data content online, OP provides free technical assistance and training on how to access Census data to local non-profit and community organizations, government agencies, researchers, and the general public. For more information about the DC Office of Planning, visit our home page at planning.dc.gov.