Curious how your city is divided by age group? The U.S. Census Bureau released the most detailed information to date from the 2010 census on the demographic breakdown of Texas cities on Thursday. The Tribune created this interactive to show the estimated number of people and the percent of the population by age group.
The geographic regions in this map are called census tracts. The Census Bureau delineates census tracts to group statistically similar populations of people. They vary in size from roughly 1,000 to 8,000 people, 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. Please note airports, national parks and other spaces within federal jurisdiction are not included in the census tracts and will appear as empty spaces on this map.
To use this interactive, enter an address to see the area near you or select a city to bring it into view. Watch how the map changes as you click to view the distribution of different age groups and switch between the estimated number and percent of population.
By clicking through the different age groups in each city, you’ll begin to notice trends. For example, in the larger metropolitan areas, you’ll probably notice populations of adults ages 20 to 29 cluster near the center of the city, whereas older adults tend to live in suburban regions.