Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Texas 2010 Census Numbers Released

The US Census Bureau announced the results back in December of the decennial census and that the United States' total population was 308,745,538 as of April 1, 2010

Now the Census Bureau since February has been rolling out the state population numbers so that the states, counties and cities can begin the politically contentious apportionment process.

Texas in one of the states for which the numbers have already been released.  Roll your mouse over your county to see the 2010 population figure for it

The population of Texas as of the April 1, 2010 census date was 25,145, 561

And here's how the additional data plays out.

11,397,345    White                                                         45.3%
  9,460,921    Latino of any race                                       37.6%
  2,886,825    Black or African-American                         11.5%
       80,586    American Indian or native Alaskan                0.3%
     946,426    Asian                                                            3.8%
       17,920    Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander       0.1%
       33,980    Some other race                                            0.1%
     679,001    Two or more races                                        2.7%

Population of Harris County (Houston's county)  4,092,459
City of Houston   2,099,451

Thanks to the Katrina evacuees and the Latinos other states like Arizona chased out due to passing Juan Crow laws, Texas picked up 4 House seats.  Houston picked up much of that population influx and grew to the point that it triggered a city ordinance provision that calls for us to add two new city council seats when he population passes 2.1 million people.

Hearings are currently being held all over the city to determine how and where those two extra council seats will be divvied up.

And once the Texas legislature stops passing their neo-fascist right wing social agenda, they'll turn their attention to redrawing the US house, state house and state senate districts.

It's going to be a long hot and contentious political summer, especially in Houston since were having city elections in November.

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