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This style guide describes how to add the About the district section to a school district page on Ballotpedia.

About the district

This section goes into more depth on the location and demographics of the school district. The section goes after the introduction and before the Superintendent segment. Any interesting or notable facts about the district should be added here as well.

The section starts with a link to the school district page on Ballotpedia immediately after the section header. This link is followed by an introductory paragraph explaining where the district is in relation to other major cities or districts in the state. Most of the information in both the Location and the Demographics sections will come from the U.S. Census. A map of the district location is also uploaded and added directly under the Location header. You can typically find state maps highlighting particular counties through Wikimedia Commons.

Demographics

The first section of the demographics segment contains pertinent facts about the district including:

  • average household income/average household income compared to whole state
  • poverty rate/poverty rate compared to whole state
  • educational attainment (high school and bachelor's degrees)
  • any other facts that describe nature of district

The second section contains two side-by-side tables - one for racial demographics and one for party affiliation. Both should contain the most up-to-date information, if possible. The tables include statistics for the district as a whole and also for the entire state.

Installation

==About the District==
===Location===
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===Demographics===
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Example

See also: Douglas County School District, Colorado

About the district

Douglas County School District is located in Douglas County, Colorado
Douglas County School District is located in Douglas County, Colorado. Douglas County is located between the cities of Denver and Colorado Springs. According to the 2010 US Census, Douglas County is home to 285,465 residents. The county seat is Castle Rock, named after a notable nearby butte. The district lies on the Colorado Piedmont and features woodlands and mesas.[1]

Demographics

Douglas County outperforms the rest of Colorado based on average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Douglas County was $101,193 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Douglas County was 3.5% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 54.6% of Douglas County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 36.3% in Colorado.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Douglas County (%) Colorado (%)
White 91.9 88.1
Black or African American 1.3 4.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 1.6
Asian 3.9 3.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.2
Two or More Races 2.3 2.8
Hispanic or Latino 8.0 21.0

2013 Party Affiliation, Douglas County [2]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Republican 84,620 48.3
Unaffiliated 53,539 30.6
Democratic 35,545 20.3
Libertarian 1,069 0.6
American Constitution 167 0
Green 163 0

See also

References