Census: Texas Is a Whole Lot More Hispanic
The AP has gotten a preview of the census data to be released later today about Texas, and it shows what most everyone knows: The state has gotten more Hispanic.
Data shows 38 percent of the 25.1 million people residing in Texas are Hispanic, 45 percent are Anglo and 11.5 percent are black.
Minority groups accounted for more than 80 percent of the 4.3 million increase in the state's population.
"The Hispanic growth has been even larger than we anticipated," former U.S. Census Director and longtime Texas demographer Steve Murdock told the news agency.
When the more detailed stufff comes out, expect graphics geeks to do their best translating it into informative maps.
And of course, political geeks will be primed to see how the data will affect which areas get the four new congressional seats Texas has been awarded.
Update: Also from the report:
Data for Texas show that the five most populous incorporated places and their 2010 Census counts are Houston, 2,099,451; San Antonio, 1,327,407; Dallas, 1,197,816; Austin, 790,390; and Fort Worth, 741,206. Houston grew by 7.5 percent since the 2000 Census. San Antonio grew by 16.0 percent, Dallas grew by 0.8 percent, Austin grew by 20.4 percent, and Fort Worth grew by 38.6 percent.