By Lila Valencia
The 2020 Census data are out and findings reveal incredible growth in our neighborhood. In the 2010 Census, Mueller was part of census tract 3.06 and had a population of 2,697. A census tract is a census geographic area containing between 1,200 and 8,000 residents and an ideal size of 4,000. When the population in a census tract exceeds these thresholds, the census tract is split.
As a result of the 2020 Census, the Mueller neighborhood is now made up of two census tracts, 3.08 and 3.09. Tract 3.09 contains “old Mueller,” with a northern boundary along 51st Street, an eastern boundary of Berkman Drive, southern boundary of Manor Road, and a western boundary following Airport Boulevard to the northwest greenway and out to I-H35. Census tract 3.09, enumerated at 5,602 people, has more than twice the population of census tract 3.06. Census tract 3.08 contains “new Mueller” and has a western boundary of Berkman Drive, northern boundary of E. 51st Street, and eastern and southern boundaries along Manor Road. In 2020, the population of this still burgeoning area of the neighborhood was 2,698 residents. Census tracts 3.08 and 3.09 combined have a total population of 8,300.
Mueller 2010 Census Tract Mueller 2020 Census Tracts