Friday, December 11, 2015

GTography: Race and City Council Members in Georgetown

This map shows the distribution of Hispanic populations in Georgetown and city council districts.  Georgetown has 7 city council districts and a high Hispanic population (21.8%).  Cities are typically racially segregated, as seen in GIS lab #18.  Here, it is apparent that some council districts (like that of Councilman Gonzalez) have high populations of Hispanics, while other districts (like that of Councilman Hesser) have very small Hispanic populations.  This means that issues faced by Hispanic populations might be dealt with more heavily by those council members located with heavy clusters of Hispanic populations.  The city council person for Southwestern University is Rachael Jonrowe, District 6.  Data for this map was obtained from the city of Georgetown and Williamson County GIS databases.

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