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Which ward of D.C. do you inhabit? Here’s a handy map.

The District has eight wards that determine elections and the distribution of city services

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For municipal purposes, including local elections and city planning, Washington, D.C., is divided into eight wards. Each ward contains tens of thousands of residents—the city had more than 700,000 residents as of 2018—and is represented by its own councilmember. (The District also has several citywide elected offices: the mayor, the D.C. Council chairman, the D.C. attorney general, and four at-large councilmembers.)

The ward boundaries, which are based on population, were last set by lawmakers in 2012, following the 2010 U.S. Census. Another decennial census is slated for 2020 and its results could help reshape the city’s political landscape. For now, here’s what to know about D.C.’s wards and where they’re located.

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1. Ward 1

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Columbia Heights
Washington, DC

Ward 1 official boundaries

Current councilmember: Brianne Nadeau (Democrat)

Neighborhoods: Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Kalorama Triangle, LeDroit Park, Mount Pleasant, Park View, Pleasant Plains, Shaw, U Street NW corridor

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2. Ward 2

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Pennsylvania Ave NW & 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

Ward 2 official boundaries

Current councilmember: Jack Evans (Democrat)

Neighborhoods: Burleith, Chinatown, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, Logan Circle, National Mall, Penn Quarter, Shaw, Kalorama, U Street NW corridor, West End

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3. Ward 3

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3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 537-6200
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Ward 3 official boundaries

Current councilmember: Mary Cheh (Democrat)

Neighborhoods: American University Park, Cathedral Heights, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Forest Hills, Foxhall Crescent, Foxhall Village, Friendship Heights, Glover Park, Kent, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, McLean Gardens, North Cleveland Park, Observatory Circle, Palisades, Spring Valley, Tenleytown, Wakefield, Wesley Heights, Woodley Park

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4. Ward 4

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Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20012
(202) 568-6363

Ward 4 official boundaries

Current councilmember: Brandon Todd (Democrat)

Neighborhoods: Barnaby Woods, Brightwood, Brightwood Park, Chevy Chase, Colonial Village, Crestwood, Fort Totten, Hawthorne, Lamond-Riggs, Manor Park, Petworth, Queens Chapel, Shepherd Park, 16th Street Heights, Takoma

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5. Ward 5

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Brookland
Washington, DC

Ward 5 official boundaries

Current councilmember: Kenyan McDuffie (Democrat)

Neighborhoods: Arboretum, Bloomingdale, Brentwood, Brookland, Carver-Langston, Eckington, Edgewood, Fort Lincoln, Fort Totten, Gateway, Ivy City, Langdon, Michigan Park, North Michigan Park, Pleasant Hill, Queens Chapel, Stronghold, Trinidad, Truxton Circle, Woodridge

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6. Ward 6

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225 7th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 698-5253
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Ward 6 official boundaries

Current councilmember: Charles Allen (Democrat)

Neighborhoods: Barney Circle, Capitol Hill, Capitol Riverfront, Hill East, H Street NE corridor, Kingman Park, L’Enfant Plaza, Mount Vernon Triangle, Navy Yard, Near Northeast, NoMa, Shaw, Southwest Waterfront

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7. Ward 7

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4500 Benning Rd NE
Washington, DC 20019

Ward 7 official boundaries

Current councilmember: Vincent Gray (Democrat)

Neighborhoods: Benning Heights, Benning Ridge, Benning, Burrville, Capitol View, Civic Betterment, Deanwood, Dupont Park, Eastland Gardens, Fairfax Village, Fairlawn, Fort Davis Park, Good Hope, Greenway, Hillcrest, Kenilworth, Kingman Park, Lincoln Heights, Marshall Heights, Mayfair, Naylor Gardens, Northeast Boundary, Penn Branch, Randle Highlands, River Terrace, Skyland, Twining

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8. Ward 8

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Congress Heights
Washington, DC 20032

Ward 8 official boundaries

Current councilmember: Trayon White (Democrat)

Neighborhoods: Anacostia, Barry Farm, Bellevue, Buena Vista, Congress Heights, Douglass, Fairlawn, Garfield Heights, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Shipley Terrace, Skyland, Washington Highlands, Woodland

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1. Ward 1

Columbia Heights, Washington, DC
An urban shopping center that includes a Target and a Best Buy. Shutterstock

Ward 1 official boundaries

Current councilmember: Brianne Nadeau (Democrat)

Neighborhoods: Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Kalorama Triangle, LeDroit Park, Mount Pleasant, Park View, Pleasant Plains, Shaw, U Street NW corridor

Columbia Heights
Washington, DC

2. Ward 2

Pennsylvania Ave NW & 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
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Ward 2 official boundaries

Current councilmember: Jack Evans (Democrat)

Neighborhoods: Burleith, Chinatown, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, Logan Circle, National Mall, Penn Quarter, Shaw, Kalorama, U Street NW corridor, West End

Pennsylvania Ave NW & 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

3. Ward 3

3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
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Ward 3 official boundaries

Current councilmember: Mary Cheh (Democrat)

Neighborhoods: American University Park, Cathedral Heights, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Forest Hills, Foxhall Crescent, Foxhall Village, Friendship Heights, Glover Park, Kent, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, McLean Gardens, North Cleveland Park, Observatory Circle, Palisades, Spring Valley, Tenleytown, Wakefield, Wesley Heights, Woodley Park

3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

4. Ward 4

Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20012
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Ward 4 official boundaries

Current councilmember: Brandon Todd (Democrat)

Neighborhoods: Barnaby Woods, Brightwood, Brightwood Park, Chevy Chase, Colonial Village, Crestwood, Fort Totten, Hawthorne, Lamond-Riggs, Manor Park, Petworth, Queens Chapel, Shepherd Park, 16th Street Heights, Takoma

Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20012

5. Ward 5

Brookland, Washington, DC
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Ward 5 official boundaries

Current councilmember: Kenyan McDuffie (Democrat)

Neighborhoods: Arboretum, Bloomingdale, Brentwood, Brookland, Carver-Langston, Eckington, Edgewood, Fort Lincoln, Fort Totten, Gateway, Ivy City, Langdon, Michigan Park, North Michigan Park, Pleasant Hill, Queens Chapel, Stronghold, Trinidad, Truxton Circle, Woodridge

Brookland
Washington, DC

6. Ward 6

225 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
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Ward 6 official boundaries

Current councilmember: Charles Allen (Democrat)

Neighborhoods: Barney Circle, Capitol Hill, Capitol Riverfront, Hill East, H Street NE corridor, Kingman Park, L’Enfant Plaza, Mount Vernon Triangle, Navy Yard, Near Northeast, NoMa, Shaw, Southwest Waterfront

225 7th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

7. Ward 7

4500 Benning Rd NE, Washington, DC 20019
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Ward 7 official boundaries

Current councilmember: Vincent Gray (Democrat)

Neighborhoods: Benning Heights, Benning Ridge, Benning, Burrville, Capitol View, Civic Betterment, Deanwood, Dupont Park, Eastland Gardens, Fairfax Village, Fairlawn, Fort Davis Park, Good Hope, Greenway, Hillcrest, Kenilworth, Kingman Park, Lincoln Heights, Marshall Heights, Mayfair, Naylor Gardens, Northeast Boundary, Penn Branch, Randle Highlands, River Terrace, Skyland, Twining

4500 Benning Rd NE
Washington, DC 20019

8. Ward 8

Congress Heights, Washington, DC 20032
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Ward 8 official boundaries

Current councilmember: Trayon White (Democrat)

Neighborhoods: Anacostia, Barry Farm, Bellevue, Buena Vista, Congress Heights, Douglass, Fairlawn, Garfield Heights, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Shipley Terrace, Skyland, Washington Highlands, Woodland

Congress Heights
Washington, DC 20032