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
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.