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Redistricting Data

The Data for 2011 Redistricting in Texas publication describes the data that the Texas Legislative Council collects and prepares for redistricting, the sources of the data, and the methodology used by the council to link the various types of data used in the redistricting database.

 

Redistricting Plans Data

Plans made public through the redistricting process area assigned a number, description, and category. Desktop users can view plans on the Internet application DistrictViewer. A version of DistrictViewer is also available to mobile users.

The following files are available for each plan:

  • Statewide map (PDF)
  • Shapefile
  • Comma-separated values (CSV) file relating 2010 Census blocks to districts
  • District Population Analysis with County Subtotals report (PDF)
  • Population and Voter Data report (PDF)

Download plan data from the FTP site or access from DistrictViewer.

 

Geographic Data


District Modeling Features

  • 2010 Census geography and population data: county, city, tract, block group, block, and Voting Tabulation District (VTD) geography and 2010 Census population data

Reference Features

  • County election precinct geography and district assignments
  • School district geography and population data from the 2010 Census

Download geographic data from the FTP site.

 

Election Data

Election data collected by the council include election returns, total and Spanish surname voter registration, voter turnout, and precinct and candidate information for all statewide elections from 1986 through the 2010 general election, selected county and city elections through the 2012 general election, and all special elections for state districted offices.

Download election data from 1996 through 2012, reported at the VTD level, from the FTP site.

The Texas Legislative Council, a nonpartisan legislative service agency, provides technical and legal support to the Texas legislature for redistricting.