Census Interactive: Mapping Texas' Surging Youth Population
(Texas Tribune) — The U.S. Census Bureau has released revised county population estimates for the nation, providing a fresh snapshot of Texas' growing youth population as of July 6, 2012. This interactive visualizes two things: the percentage growth, by county, of all Texans between the ages of 0 and 4, and the percentage growth, by county, of all Texas Hispanics in that same age range.
Worth noting: The counties along the I-35 corridor (Travis, Hays, Comal and Bexar counties, to name a few) generally saw jumps in their infant and toddler populations between 2010 and 2012. Travis County's 0 to 4 population grew by 4.18 percent, in the top bracket, and Hays County's grew by 3.23 percent.
Portions of East and Southeast Texas saw the most dramatic growth in their young Hispanic populations in the same time period. Jefferson County saw a 4.47 percent jump (while falling in total 0 to 4 population by a tenth of a percent), and Nacogdoches County had a 6.47 percent increase.
To use the map, zoom in and click/tap on a county to view its population totals. Toggle between maps to check out the different views---- HERE.