Color by Numbers
For fair prosecution, the numbers just don't add up
Not only is Williamson County a pretty white place, but it's a rather segregated one as well. As the map shows, the south side of Taylor, where 35.4% of the residents are black, is far and away the most concentrated area of African-American settlement in the county and, not coincidentally, has been the site of some of Williamson's most aggressive anti-crime efforts (see "Turning Taylor Around").
In percentage terms, Taylor's black population is more than twice that of the county's northeast corner around Bartlett and southern fringe between Round Rock and Pflugerville; those areas, in turn, have nearly twice the black population of the rest of Williamson Co. As with Travis Co., African-Americans are heavily concentrated east of I-35 even within the cities of Georgetown and Round Rock.
By the NumbersWilliamson County justice since 2000
(White / Hispanic / Black)
Prison or state jail sentences: 56% / 26% / 18%
Percentage of county population: 82% / 17% / 5%