One more map of Harris County. This comes at the instigation of State Rep. Mike Villareal, who asked in this past week’s House Redistricting Committee hearing for something below the level of County that showed growth in Hispanic population in the suburbs. Here’s the Harris County version of that.
Two things to keep in mind in order to properly stand in awe of what this means:
– The percentage growth is in terms of the population count of Hispanics in each Census Tract. In other words, I’m not comparing the percentage of the tract in 2000 vs 2010.
– While it’s tempting to look at the dark blue representing the highest growth in total Hispanic population, the important to realize that the cutoff point that I used for this map was that dark blue represents 100% or more growth. In short – doubling (or more) of the Hispanic numbers in each Census Tract. And it’s not just the case of it being small numbers being multiplied out to a respectable number. In several cases,we’re looking at 2000 counts in the thousands and then 2010 counts in the even-more-thousands. I’ll ultimately run this type of map for as many counties as I can (the changes in Census Tract numbering gets a bit more complex in other counties, though).
With that, enjoy …
Dark Blue – 100%+ growth
Blue – 0-100% growth
Orange – 0-10% loss
Red – 10%+ loss