As a whole, Loop 610 is one of the more racially and ethnically diverse areas in the United States. While much of the U.S. is moving toward a minority majority country (where ethnic groups historically considered minorities now comprise the majority of the population), Loop 610 has been a minority majority area since the 1970s. Although Loop 610 is racially and ethnically diverse as a whole, areas within it are somewhat segregated. The west side is predominately White, while the east side is predominately African American and Hispanic. The Asian population has been dotted throughout but is beginning to settle in the west/southwest portion of Loop 610. See the animated map below to watch the movement of ethnicities within Loop 610 over time.
Did you know?
- The Hispanic population inside Loop 610 is decreasing although the population remains its largest single ethnic group.
- After decades of decline, the White population has begun to increase and remains Loop 610’s second largest population.
- Since 1980, the Black population has been on the decline but remains the third largest population inside Loop 610.
- The Asian population grew 251% between 1980 and 2010.
Note: The Census only recorded two ethnicities prior to 1980 – White and Negro (Black).