Like Texas, the nation saw divergent growth patterns, with some counties booming and others losing population. The state also kept pace nationally in the rate of Hispanic population growth. The Texas Hispanic population increased 42 percent in the last decade. The country saw a 43 percent increase.
The map above shows population growth among all races in each of the more than 3,141 counties (and county equivalents). Red shades represent counties that lost population, and darker green shades represent those with higher rates of growth.
This map has a similar view but shows the rate of Hispanic growth:
UPDATE (3/26/11): I've converted these maps to 3D format. The thematic colors remain the same (darker greens represent higher growth rates; reds represent declining rates). The new 3D extrustions represent actual raw population change.
First, total population:
And Hispanic population:
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- Raw Data: U.S. Census County-by-County Population (2.3 MB) DOWNLOAD
- County By County Growth All Population (447.9 KB) DOWNLOAD
- County By County Hispanic Population Growth (439.8 KB) DOWNLOAD