Gender Map Racial demographics

Social scientists refer to the gender ratio of male adults to female adults as the Adult Sex Ratio (ASR) and racial disparities of the ASR are well-documented in research literature.

For both Whites and Blacks, more males tend to be born than females, although blacks (ASR at birth: 102.9) have a lower prevalence than whites (ASR at birth: 105.1). Starting from birth, other socio-economic factors contribute to higher mortality among Black males. Contributing factors include:

In the District, census tracts with a plurality of Black residents have a ASR average value of 84.4 males to every 100 females (55.1% female) while mostly White census tracts have 93.7 males to every 100 females (52.3% female).