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Old 11-21-2012, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:06 PM
 
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Travis County: As of 2010, the U.S. census there were 1,024,266 people, 320,766 households, and 183,798 families residing in the county. The population density was 821 people per square mile (317/km²). There were 335,881 housing units at an average density of 340 per square mile (131/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.21% White, 9.26% Black or African American, 0.58% Native American, 4.47% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 14.56% other races, and 2.85% from two or more races. 28.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.



Tarrant County: As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,446,219 people, 533,864 households, and 369,433 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,675 people per square mile (647/km²). There were 565,830 housing units at an average density of 655 per square mile (253/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 71.23% White, 12.80% Black or African American, 0.57% Native American, 3.64% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 9.09% from other races, and 2.51% from two or more races. 19.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


The Tarrant County info is ten years older than the Travis County info.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Tarrant County is the only major metro in Texas to go Romney in 2012. If you are equating diversity with liberal, look at Travis County instead.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Tarrant County
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Tarrant County is the only major metro in Texas to go Romney in 2012. If you are equating diversity with liberal, look at Travis County instead.
If I was, I would have asked which was more liberal. Even then, it would be a no brianer as Travis is much more liberal.

Politics is one way to measure diversity, but its a small part. I'll give my opinion below:

Ethnic/Racial diversity: this is close, but I think the ethnic racial groups are slightly more balanced in Tarrant. As of 2010, the two broke down like this:

Tarrant:

White: 52%
Hispanic: 27%
Black: 15%
Asian: 5%

Travis:

White: 51%
Hispanic: 33%
Black: 8%
Asian: 6%

Politics: Tarrant is right of center and Travis is left. I don't know which is more balanced.

Gay Community: I would imagine Travis to be the winner here but I don't know.

Any other categories would be great if you guys have any.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Hard to say, Tarrant county has 800,000 more people than Travis. Both are similar in diversity.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:16 PM
 
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Its funny how the responses here assume diversity is just skin color. I wonder if the OP meant that? This is the most shallow of the various meanings and is quite passe'. Personally, as someone who is a mutt, I find it boring and mildly insulting.

True diversity is one of ideas, lifestyles, industries, institutions, occupations, and opinions and the tolerance of differences in the same and a political establishment that has a light touch.

I remember seeing a painting by Tiller Wesley called the "Flag Thinkers" - six men sitting with their backs to us wearing the six different flags that have flown over Texas. One theme of this painting is that Texas from its very beginnings has had to deal with many cultures and competing interests across a very large state while staying true to itself.

Texas was diverse before a bunch of academics tried to redefine it.

Asking which large Texas city is diverse is also pretty funny. The large cities are equals and rather than Texas the state cramming things down their throat or having a one-city rule, the cities are pretty much free to go their own way.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Why the sudden interest in this topic?
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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About what?
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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Tarrant county would be the most diverse of the two counties.
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