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Population and Students - Sources and Methodology

Population: US Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Where Adults and Children Live:  US Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 1-Year PUMS Files

Student-level enrollment and home addresses: SY2013-14 through SY2018-19 OSSE Audited Enrollment. The following audited enrollment business rules were applied to the audited enrollment files for SY17-18 and SY18-19: 1) The universe of DCPS students include audited UPSFF residents + Non-resident tuition paying +  Residency unverified and 2) The universe of public charter students include audited UPSFF residents. Student level data was geocoded by the Office of the Chief Technology Officer with all District-appropriate neighborhood geographies and DCPS boundary rights from the Electronic Boundary Information Rights appended to each student. Home addresses reflect students’ residences provided at the time of registration. Registration can occur between the spring prior to the start of the school year up until the enrollment audit, approximately October 5th of the current school year.       

Births: KIDS COUNT; Data Source: DC Department of Health, 2014 Mortality Report

Private school enrollment: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Forecasted population: DC Office of Planning