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Texas

Fast Facts: Texas is the 2nd largest U.S. state in both area and population, and the largest geographical state in the contiguous United States. Houston is the largest city in Texas (4th largest in the U.S.) and the state capital is Austin.

Texas Careers: The 2008 U.S. Census estimated Texas population at over 24.3 million. Forbes recently highly ranked Texas as the 9th “Best State for Business.”

Texas Career Education: Texas ranked 30th in a 2009 K-12 “Academic Achievement” study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Texas Economy: Texas leads in many areas, including cotton generating over one-fourth of the nation’s cotton revenues. Cotton Bowl anyone?

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25 Largest Cities in the State of Texas
Houston
San Antonio
Dallas
Austin
Fort Worth
El Paso
Arlington
Spring
Corpus Christi
Plano
Laredo
Lubbock
Katy
Garland
Amarillo
Irving
Brownsville
Mission
Grand Prairie
Mesquite
Killeen
Sugar Land
Pasadena
Waco
Mcallen
Counties in the State of Texas
Anderson
Andrews
Angelina
Aransas
Archer
Armstrong
Atascosa
Austin
Bailey
Bandera
Bastrop
Baylor
Bee
Bell
Bexar
Blanco
Borden
Bosque
Bowie
Brazoria
Brazos
Brewster
Briscoe
Brooks
Brown
Burleson
Burnet
Caldwell
Calhoun
Callahan
Cameron
Camp
Carson
Cass
Castro
Chambers
Cherokee
Childress
Clay
Cochran
Coke
Coleman
Collin
Collingsworth
Colorado
Comal
Comanche
Concho
Cooke
Coryell
Cottle
Crane
Crockett
Crosby
Culberson
Dallam
Dallas
Dawson
Deaf Smith
Delta
Denton
De Witt
Dickens
Dimmit
Donley
Duval
Eastland
Ector
Edwards
Ellis
El Paso
Erath
Falls
Fannin
Fayette
Fisher
Floyd
Foard
Fort Bend
Franklin
Freestone
Frio
Gaines
Galveston
Garza
Gillespie
Glasscock
Goliad
Gonzales
Gray
Grayson
Gregg
Grimes
Guadalupe
Hale
Hall
Hamilton
Hansford
Hardeman
Hardin
Harris
Harrison
Hartley
Haskell
Hays
Hemphill
Henderson
Hidalgo
Hill
Hockley
Hood
Hopkins
Houston
Howard
Hudspeth
Hunt
Hutchinson
Irion
Jack
Jackson
Jasper
Jeff Davis
Jefferson
Jim Hogg
Jim Wells
Johnson
Jones
Karnes
Kaufman
Kendall
Kenedy
Kent
Kerr
Kimble
King
Kinney
Kleberg
Knox
Lamar
Lamb
Lampasas
La Salle
Lavaca
Lee
Leon
Liberty
Limestone
Lipscomb
Live Oak
Llano
Loving
Lubbock
Lynn
Madison
Marion
Martin
Mason
Matagorda
Maverick
Mcculloch
Mclennan
Mcmullen
Medina
Menard
Midland
Milam
Mills
Mitchell
Montague
Montgomery
Moore
Morris
Motley
Nacogdoches
Navarro
Newton
Nolan
Nueces
Ochiltree
Oldham
Orange
Palo Pinto
Panola
Parker
Parmer
Pecos
Polk
Potter
Presidio
Rains
Randall
Reagan
Real
Red River
Reeves
Refugio
Roberts
Robertson
Rockwall
Runnels
Rusk
Sabine
San Augustine
San Jacinto
San Patricio
San Saba
Schleicher
Scurry
Shackelford
Shelby
Sherman
Smith
Somervell
Starr
Stephens
Sterling
Stonewall
Sutton
Swisher
Tarrant
Taylor
Terrell
Terry
Throckmorton
Titus
Tom Green
Travis
Trinity
Tyler
Upshur
Upton
Uvalde
Val Verde
Van Zandt
Victoria
Walker
Waller
Ward
Washington
Webb
Wharton
Wheeler
Wichita
Wilbarger
Willacy
Williamson
Wilson
Winkler
Wise
Wood
Yoakum
Young
Zapata
Zavala

Texas Fast Facts:

Location, Location, Location…:  Located in the south central United States, Texas is the second largest U.S. state in both area and population, and the largest geographical state in the contiguous United States.

Cities:  Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest in the United States, while other major cities include San Antonio, El Paso and the state capital of Austin.

Behind the Name:  Texas is often nicknamed the “Lone Star State.”

A Closer Look:  Due to its long history as a center of the American cattle industry, the image of the rugged cowboy is often associated with Texas throughout the world. [Ed. Note:  And we thought it was due to the popularity of the Dallas Cowboys.] No state has a greater variety of reptiles, or a more diverse selection of flowers, than the great state of Texas.

Did You Know?  The state has technically been under the rule of six separate “nations,” including France, Spain, Mexico, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America along with the independent Republic of Texas itself.

Texas Careers and Employment:

Population:  24,326,974 (16.7% increase since 2000) – 50.1% Female, 49.9% Male (2008 U.S. Census Bureau).

Business Environment:  Ranked 9th in Forbes Magazine’s “Best States for Business,” 2008.

Top Industries:  In terms of paid employees, according to a 2008 U.S. Census Bureau study: (1) retail trade; (2) health care and social assisatance; (3) manufacturing; (4) administrative and support and waste management and remediation services; and (5) accommodation and food services.

Taxes:  No Income Tax and Sales Tax, 6.25% (Federation of Tax Administrators).

Cost of Living:  90.5 in relation to the “National Average” of 100 (Federal Cost of Living Index).

Quality of Life:  Ranked 32nd of 50 states by CNBC, 2009.

Weather:  Average Temperature (In °F) – Jan: 45.63; Apr: 64.84; July: 82.30; Oct: 66.01 (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).

K-12:  Ranked 30th of 50 states in “Academic Achievement” by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2009.

Texas Economics:

In General:  Over time Texas has developed from a state focused in ranching, to a national oil producing center, to the corporate headquarters of various major U.S. companies. Sectors that produce the most jobs in Texas include the service industry (38%), the wholesale and retail trade (20%), military and government services (14%) and manufacturing (11%).

Service Industry:  The biggest service industry in Texas is the community, business and personal services group, including private health care, hotels and motels, law firms, engineering companies and repair shops.

Agriculture:  Texas ranks first in the nation for total livestock and livestock product receipts and second behind California for total agricultural receipts. Cotton is Texas’ most valuable crop; generating over one-fourth of the nation’s cotton revenues it is the nation’s number one cotton-producer. Texas is also a leading producer of greenhouse and nursery products (flowers, ornamental shrubs, young trees).

Manufacturing:  The manufacture of computers and electronic equipment (computers, electronic components, military communication systems) is a key facet of Texas’ immense manufacturing sector. Texas leads the nation states in the chemical production sector, producing benzene, ethylene, fertilizers, propylene and sulfuric acid.

Mining:  The total value of Texas mined products is the highest in the country, producing about one-fifth of the country’s oil and almost one-third of the nation’s supply of natural gas.

Did You Know?  In addition to the state’s considerable agriculture, industry and manufacturing prowess, Texas’ shrimp catch is one of the largest in the country.

Texas Education:

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Sources:  In addition to specific citations noted in this “Career Information” section, supplementary source materials include:  the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service; Netstate.com; Education-Portal.com; USCollegeSearch.org; and Wikipedia.com.

 

General Information
20,844,340 Population (as of 2000)2.1 Average Persons Per Household (as of 2000)
24,374,423 Population (current)$56,823 Average House Value (as of 2000)
219,872.7 Square Miles of Land$33,233 Average House Income (as of 2000)
807.2 Square Miles of Water

Business Information
482,502 Number of Businesses (as of 2003)$65,815,307,000 Total First Quarter Payroll (as of 2003)
7,727,580 Number of Employees (as of 2003)$266,189,091,000 Total Annual Payroll (as of 2003)

Gender (as of 2000)
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Ethnicity (as of 2000)
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Median Ages (as of 2000)
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