VTDs

2020 General 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 9,014 precincts in effect for the 2020 general election. 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 2020 general 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 9,157 VTDs in the 2020 general election VTDs shapefile.

GIS users can join the election data located at https://data.capitol.texas.gov/topic/elections to the 2020 general election VTDs shapefile in this directory. Use the common field name 'VTDKEY' to join the data.

When available, GIS users can join the 2020 Census population data (VTDsPop_20G.zip) to the 2020 general election VTDs shapfile in this directory. Use the common field name 'VTDKEY' to join the data.

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

VTDs20G.zip - 2020 General Election VTDs

  • CNTY (num) - County FIPS Census Code
  • COLOR (num) - Color assignment for symbology
  • VTD (txt) - VTD name (2020 General Election)
  • VTDKEY (num) - Unique code used to join to geographic data
  • CNTYVTD (txt) - Unique code used to join geographic data

The comma-separated values file (.csv) contains the population by VTD in a compressed file (.zip) format.

VTDsPop_20G.txt - 2020 General Election VTDs, 2020 Census Population

  • cnty (num) - County FIPS Census Code
  • vtd (txt) - VTD name (2020 General Election)
  • cntyvtd (txt) - Unique code used to join geographic data
  • vtdkey (num) - Unique code used to join to geographic data
  • anglo (num) - Anglo Population
  • asian (num) - Asian Population
  • hispanic (num) - Hispanic Population
  • total (num) - Total Population
  • vap (num) - Voting Age Population
  • black (num) - Black Population
  • bh (num) - Black+Hispanic Population
  • nanglo (num) - Non-Anglo Population
  • anglovap (num) - Anglo Voting Age Population
  • hispvap (num) - Hispanic Voting Age Population
  • bhvap (num) - Black+Hispanic Voting Age Population
  • blackvap (num) - Black Voting Age Population
  • asianvap (num) - Asian Voting Age Population
  • nanglovap (num) - Non-Anglo Voting Age Population

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Last Updated August 31, 2021, 19:18 (CDT)
Created December 9, 2019, 14:43 (CST)