Talk:Austin, Texas

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Former good article nominee Austin, Texas was a Geography and places good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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November 22, 2007 Peer review Reviewed
January 10, 2010 Good article nominee Not listed
Current status: Former good article nominee

Hispanic or Latino Demographics[edit]

Why are the Hispanic or Latino demographics listed separate from the rest of the races? All the demographics are from the same source.

The following is from the Demographics section on 05:20, 15 February 2011:


According to the 2006-2008 American Community Survey, the racial composition of Austin is:

Single Race: 97.7%

Two or More Races: 2.3%

According to the same survey, the ethnic composition of Austin is:

US government practice is that Hispanic or Latino are considered ethnicities, not races. It is a pretty loose system, but race is more associated with genetic background while ethnicities are grouped by social behavior. (In this case, cultural norms of Spanish-speaking communities.) So under this system a white hispanic isn't considered multi-racial, but rather white with a hispanic ethnicity. But Americans commonly use Hispanic or Latino to identify individuals of Spanish or Latin american ancestry regardless of culture. So the government's statistical methods don't really line up with common usage. The article already explicitly calls out the government source of the statistics, so I'm not sure how this could be improved to make the dichotomy clear. Macknik (talk) 02:48, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ American FactFinder, United States Census Bureau. "Austin city, Texas - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2006-2008". Factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 

Pronunciation[edit]

I hate to ask, and I'd take the word of anyone who's been there and around without demanding a source (I don't even know where you'd find one), but is /ˈɑːstɨn/ actually an appropriate phonemic transcription of the name? That first phoneme, /ɑː/ is the "ah" sound like in "father", "car", and in most US English, "box", while the first phoneme in the other option, /ɒ:/, varies in US English from this "ah" sound to the "aw" in "law" and "bought" in dialects without the cot-caught merger, depending on the lot-cloth split. I've only ever heard "Austin" pronounced by speakers without "cot" and "caught" merged the second way ("aw-stin", not "ah-stin"). In other words, while [ˈɑːstɨn] surely is how some people pronounce it, it seems redundant because that's already implied by the diaphonemic notation of the second pronunciation. Can anyone knowledgeable about linguistics fill me in here? Tezero (talk) 22:11, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

The pronunciation is certainly the vowel from "law" and "caught" (note the au), rather than the one from "box"; I don't know the IPA well enough to comment on the proper symbol, but that's the sound it should indicate. -Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 23:46, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
Nice update, thanks J. 'mach' wust! -Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 21:26, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

Repeated edits to population figures[edit]

In the past two days IP:69.87.112.1 has made a series of unsourced changes to population statistics here, at Travis County, Texas, and at List of Texas metropolitan areas. The changes to Austin and Travis County's figures are implausible (doubled in one year?!), and none of the changes have included citations. Now, today the numbers are again being changed without sources by User:Jackosn7775, along with similarly unsourced statistics changes at List of tallest buildings in Jacksonville, List of United States cities by population, Milwaukee, and List of municipalities in Wisconsin by population. I'm going to revert this second change. @Jackosn7775: if you have a source for these figures, that would be an excellent contribution to this topic; otherwise, please stop altering the statistics. -Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 23:46, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

Census[edit]

Is the census figure correct? I've looked onto the US Census Bureau website, and it says that the population estimate as of July 1 2015, is 931,830, which is the exact same figure listed in this page, but said as of June 1 2016. Also, source 1 leads to a broken page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stopitnowok (talkcontribs) 10:40, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Remove incomplete tag[edit]

Under City Government there is a tag that says the section is incomplete. It has been there for close to a year. This tag is only a disturbance to the reader. Therefore it should be removed. This so-called incompleteness cannot be said to be a fault of the article. There are myriads of facts (probably thsousands of millions) that could be added to Wikipedia. No argument is provided for the view that these facts (description hidden in the source code) are more important than the other facts. But there is an implicit argument for that they are not: Despite the presence of the tag, no-one has added these facts. Even the belief of the persons who have added the tag (at least three) is dubious. The fact that they have not added these facts shows that they do not think that this is the most important work to do on Wikipedia. They are of course free to choose their tasks for themselves. They should also respect that the other editors do the same. This ugly tag would be worth its while if it worked so that the facts were added within a month or so. Evidently it has not worked in this way. --Ettrig (talk) 16:46, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

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