The 2010 U.S. census revealed that the demographics of Texas’ cities are changing quickly. As the population becomes more diverse, so do the neighborhoods. This series of maps indicates which neighborhoods are clearly defined by a racial majority and where populations of various racial and ethnic groups are moving in or out across Texas cities, according to census tract-level data from the 2010 census.
Although there are still identifiable areas with high concentrations of particular races and ethnic groups, the populations of racial minorities have grown significantly over the last decade in metropolitan suburbs and upper-class neighborhoods. And gentrification has blended the demographics of many inner-city neighborhoods as well.
By viewing the estimated number of people in each racial and ethnic group, you can see where higher concentrations of a particular demographic live. Mapping the percent change of a population will show whether the population of a race or ethnic group grew or shrank in an area since the 2000 census. Compare the two maps to get a sense of the changing demographics.
The cities are broken down by census tract, which the U.S. Census Bureau uses to group similar populations of people. They vary in size from roughly 1,000 to 8,000 individuals and are “designed to be relatively homogenous units with respect to population characteristics, economic status and living conditions at the time they are established,” according to the Census Bureau.
Enter an address or select a city from the drop-down menu to move around the map. Click on a section to see details about that area. This map tallies all members of a particular race, so individuals of mixed race may be counted in multiple categories. Hispanic or Latino make up one ethnic group, and the group's individuals may be of any race. The ethnic group is represented in the "Total Hispanic" category of the interactive.
You can also check out where Texans live by age group by clicking here.