VTDs

2022 Primary Election VTDs

Voting Tabulation Districts (VTDs), the census geographic equivalent of county election precincts, are created for the purpose of relating 2020 Census population data to election precinct data. VTDs can differ from actual election precincts because precincts do not always follow census geography. The VTDs in the redistricting database closely correspond to the 9,584 precincts in effect for the 2022 primary elections. On the occasion that a precinct is in two noncontiguous pieces, it is a suffixed VTD in the database. For example, if precinct 0001 had two non-contiguous areas, the corresponding VTD would be VTD 0001A and VTD 0001B. If a 2022 primary election precinct does not match any census geography, it is consolidated with an adjacent precinct and given that precinct's corresponding VTD number.There are 9,632 VTDs in the 2022 primary election VTDs shapefile.

GIS users can join the election data located at https://data.capitol.texas.gov/topic/elections to the 2022 primary election VTDs shapefile in this directory. Use the common field name 'VTDKEY' to join the data.

GIS users can join 2020 Census population data (VTDs_22P_Pop.txt) to the 2022 primary election VTDs shapefile in this directory. Use the common field name 'VTDKEY' to join the data.

The VTDs shapefile (.shp) is in a compressed file (.zip) format.

VTDs_22P.zip - 2022 Primary Election VTDs

  • CNTY (num) - County FIPS Census Code
  • COLOR (num) - Color assignment for symbology
  • VTD (txt) - VTD name (2022 Primary Election)
  • CNTYKEY (num) - Unique code used to join to geographic data
  • VTDKEY (num) - Unique code used to join to geographic data
  • CNTYVTD (txt) - Unique code used to join geographic data (CNTYKEY + VTD)

The text (.txt) file contains the 2020 Census population by VTD as comma-separated values.

VTDs_22P_Pop.txt - 2022 Primary Election VTDs, 2020 Census Population

  • FENAME (txt) - County name
  • FIPS (txt) - County FIPS Census Code
  • CNTY (num) - County FIPS Census Code
  • VTD (txt) - VTD name (2022 Primary Election)
  • CNTYVTD (txt) - Unique code used to join geographic data (CNTY + VTD)
  • VTDKEY (num) - Unique code used to join to geographic data
  • total (num) - Total Population
  • anglo (num) - Anglo Population
  • nanglo (num) - Non-Anglo Population
  • asian (num) - Asian Population
  • black (num) - Black Population
  • hispanic (num) - Hispanic Population
  • bh (num) - Black+Hispanic Population
  • vap (num) - Voting Age Population
  • anglovap (num) - Anglo Voting Age Population
  • nanglovap (num) - Non-Anglo Voting Age Population
  • asianvap (num) - Asian Voting Age Population
  • blackvap (num) - Black Voting Age Population
  • hispvap (num) - Hispanic Voting Age Population
  • bhvap (num) - Black+Hispanic Voting Age Population

Previous vintages of VTD data from the 2020s are also available for download:
VTDs20G_2020.zip - 2020 general election VTDs shapefile
VTDs20G_Pop.txt - 2020 Census population data by 20G VTDs
RED605_County_VTD_Population.pdf - Report of 2020 Census county population with 20G VTD subtotals
RED605_County_VTD_Population.xls - Report of 2020 Census county population with 20G VTD subtotals

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Last Updated August 18, 2022, 12:14 (CDT)
Created December 9, 2019, 14:43 (CST)