Texas is the second most populous and the second-largest of the 50 states in the United States of America, and the largest state in the 48 contiguous United States.
Geographically located in the South Central part of the country, Texas shares an international border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the south and borders the US states of New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast, and Louisiana to the east.
Texas has an area of 268,820 square miles and a growing population of over 26.4 million residents
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As of 2012, Texas has a total population of 24,608,833 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 17.98%.
The median home price Texas is $133,650 with the median age of the buyer being 26. Homes in Texas have appreciatied over the last by -3.41%.
Public schools in Texas spend approximately $5,061 per student. This provides for a student to teacher ratio of 13.2.
Texas has an unemployment rate of 8.10%, compared to the USA average of 10.20%. Recent job growth is -1.14% with a projected future job growth of 29.62%.
Texas has an average commute time of 28.1 compared to the national average of 27.8.
On a scale from 1 to 10 (lowest crime to highest crime) Texas is a 6 in violent crime and a 7 in property crime. Violent crime is made up of murder, manslaughter, rape, aggrevated assault and robbery. Property crime is made up of larceny, burglary, vehicle theft, arson and any theft type offense when there is no force against the victim. The national averages are 4 for violent crime and 4 for property crime.
In terms of political affiliations in Texas, 43.640% of people are Democrats, 55.390% are Republicans and 0.974% are registered Independent.
In 2012, the population of Texas was 24,608,833. Texas has a population density of 94 (how many people live in one square mile.
Family in Texas
The median age in Texas is 33.5, compared to the USA median age of 36.8. Males account for 49.91% of the population of Texas, while females make up 50.09% of the population (The USA averages are 49.34% male and 50.66% female).
The average household size in Texas is 2.77 people across 8,650,034. 60.35% of people are married in Texas while 39.65% are single.
|Local Population||Texas||United States|
|Households by Income||Texas||United States|
|Income Less than $15,000||13.44%||12.48%|
|Income Between $15,000 and $25,000||10.98%||10.46%|
|Income Between $25,000 and $35,000||11.49%||10.68%|
|Income Between $35,000 and $50,000||15.64%||15.26%|
|Income Between $50,000 and $75,000||11.46%||12.20%|
|Income Between $100,000 and $150,000||11.23%||11.83%|
|Income Between $150,000 and $250,000||4.80%||5.23%|
|Income Between $250,000 and $500,000||1.41%||1.54%|
|Income Greater than $500,000||0.62%||0.70%|
|Population by Occupation||Texas||United States|
|Management, Business, and Financial Operations||14.21%||13.70%|
|Professional and Related Occupations||20.30%||20.28%|
|Sales and Office||27.49%||26.66%|
|Farming, Fishing, and Forestry||0.61%||0.74%|
|Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance||10.61%||9.51%|
|Production, Transportation, and Material Moving||12.73%||14.39%|
|Local Economy||Texas||United States|
|Recent Job Growth||-1.14%||-4.06%|
|Future Job Growth||29.62%||21.68%|
|Income per Capita||$23,538||$26,372|
As of 2012, Texas consisted of 31.21% renters and 58.50% home owners. Homes have appreciated at a rate of -3.41% over the past year (compared to a national appreciation of -5.21%).
|Texas Housing||Texas||United States|
|Median Home Cost||$133,650||$183,450|
|Median Home Age||26||33|
|Property Tax Rate||$16.88||$11.20|
|Texas Homes by Value||Texas||United States|
|Less Than $20,000||4.12%||2.71%|
|$20,000 to $39,999||7.65%||3.86%|
|$40,000 to $59,999||10.26%||5.09%|
|$60,000 to $79,999||10.73%||6.10%|
|$80,000 to $99,999||11.61%||7.33%|
|$100,000 to $149,999||23.55%||18.53%|
|$150,000 to $199,999||12.34%||14.38%|
|$200,000 to $299,999||11.27%||17.52%|
|$300,000 to $399,999||3.95%||9.26%|
|$400,000 to $499,999||1.70%||5.11%|
|$500,000 to $749,999||1.74%||5.76%|
|$1,000,000 or more||0.51%||2.07%|
|Texas Homes by Year Built||Texas||United States|
|1939 or Earlier||4.32%||12.87%|
|1940 to 1949||4.36%||6.21%|
|1950 to 1959||8.82%||10.80%|
|1960 to 1969||11.11%||12.04%|
|1970 to 1979||17.67%||16.14%|
|1980 to 1989||19.04%||14.11%|
|1990 to 1994||6.14%||6.29%|
|1995 to 1998||7.85%||6.33%|
|1999 to October 2005||20.70%||15.21%|
52.95% of the people in Texas declare themselves religious, compared to the national average of 48.34%.
|Texas Religions||Texas||United States|