UPDATE: CVAP map now added, as well as the math associated for population share in each group. As expected, the African-American part of the county comes out a bit more strongly in the CVAP version. But the % that lives in an Anglo-majority block group takes a significant jump up as well. I'll create one of those newfangled side-by-side maps whenever I get around to it tomorrow.
Alright, instead of designating a week to a particular portion of geography, I'm calling this week "Excuse me while I get as much done wherever I need to get it done now" Week. Reason being that next week is the House Redistricting Committee's hearing on State Rep seats. That means I'm in full-scale research mode for as many parts of Texas as I can get my hands on.
Yesterday was a day spent making some early rounds at the Capitol, which ultimately ended up with a lot more number-crunching and map-churning on my part. So, in the spirit of throwing stuff on the blog as it pertains to the research tools I trade in, here's Travis County's demographic map by Census Block Group. Again, the color markers denote which demographic group has 50% or more in that block group. Red for Anglo; Brown for Hispanic; Black for African American; and yellow for no majority (Multicultural).
Obviously, Travis County has a lot more Anglo Dems, which makes this particular map a lot less daunting than, say ... Collin or Denton. As always, the data is in the info window for each group, so feel free to poke & click to your heart's content. I need to get around to the CVAP map for Travis particularly quickly since the university obviously has a big impact on some of the numbers around campus. I think the African-American population should jump out a little big more when that happens, also. There are a number of groups where their share is in the 40% range, so their share of the county looks a bit under-represented in this particular map.
For now, the numerical breakdowns are as follows:
Share within: Tot. Pop. CVAP Anglo: 539,383 (52.7%) 456,190 (73.6%) Hispanic: 268,000 (26.2%) 34,190 (5.5%) Afr-Am: 6,026 (0.6%) 15,260 (2.5%) Multi: 210,857 (20.6%) 114,395 (18.4%) Multicultural: Tot. Pop. CVAP Anglo: 79,038 (37.5%) 46,375 (40.5%) Hispanic: 73,908 (35.1%) 35,030 (30.6%) Afr-Am: 34,032 (16.1%) 24,335 (21.3%) Asian: 18,436 (8.7%) 6,077 (5.3%)
ADD-ON: Neglected earlier, but here are the raw population counts for total population and CVAP. Apologies that the 18+ counts and maps are getting neglected lately.
Tot. Pop. CVAP Anglo: 517,644 (50.5%) 406,039 (65.5%) Hispanic: 342,766 (33.5%) 126,798 (20.5%) Afr-Am: 82,805 (8.1%) 55,209 (8.9%) Asian: 58,404 (5.7%) 22,439 (3.6%) TOTAL: 1,024,266 620,035