Texas : What you need to know

Deep in the heart of Texas are prairies, forests, rugged hills, desert land, a coastline and grasslands that give residents multiple venues to enjoy life. The best places to live in Texas include Austin, Denton, Corpus Christi, Richardson and Fort Worth. Major industries in Texas include agriculture, petrochemicals, energy, computers, aerospace and biomedicine. The Lone Star State houses four national research universities along with a variety of professional and college sports teams.


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Texas Profile

Quick Facts

Population 26538614
Latest Population Increase 1.68%
Median Household Income $26538614
Median Home Price $136000
Median Property Tax $1432
Median Rent $62.2

Employment Rate

  Employed 95.4%
  Unemployed 4.6%

Race

  Ethnicity White 74.9%
  Ethnicity Black 11.9%
  Ethnicity Asian 4.2%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 38.4%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.5%
  Ethnicity Other 6%

Employment Rate

  Employed 95.4%
  Unemployed 4.6%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 18.2%
  Associate's Degree 6.7%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 9.4%
  High School Graduate 25.2%
  Some College, No Degree 22.5%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 27.6%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 81.9%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 3.4%
Construction 7.8%
Manufacturing 9.1%
Wholesale Trade 3%
Retail Trade 11.6%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 5.5%
Information 1.8%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 6.6%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 11.1%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 21.6%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 8.9%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 5.3%
Public Administration 4.3%

Housing

  Homes Rent 62.2%
  Homes Owned 37.8%

Texas Rankings


Best places to Live in Texas
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Abbott 390 $105,900 $65,000
Abernathy 3,290 $75,700 $45,000
Abilene 122,226 $97,300 $43,189
Abram 1,910 $57,800 $22,379
Ackerly 183 $30,000 $26,500
Addison 15,087 $278,600 $67,695
Adrian 183 $36,700 $42,500
Agua Dulce 2,926 $59,500 $27,614
Agua Dulce 832 $60,100 $43,958
Aguilares 44 $0 $0
Airport Heights 102 $28,600 $39,000
Airport Road Addition 111 $95,300 $77,667
Alamo 18,943 $65,000 $36,079
Alamo Heights 7,593 $479,500 $121,086
Alba 861 $69,300 $31,477
Albany 2,203 $78,200 $50,735
Aldine 15,310 $77,600 $33,241
Aledo 2,999 $157,700 $89,934
Alfred 108 $0 $0
Alice 19,425 $78,100 $40,835