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Population
  2010 2019
Population 25,145,561 28,995,881
Rank 2 2
Median Age 33.6 35.0
   
Total 8 year-olds 382,494 414,091
Boys 195,598 211,226
Girls 186,896 202,865
Total 9 year-olds 388,780 416,237
Boys 198,465 211,796
Girls 190,315 204,441
Total 10 year-olds 387,307 415,321
Boys 198,055 211,434
Girls 189,252 203,887
Total 11 year-olds 377,604 424,978
Boys 193,118 217,109
Girls 184,486 207,869
Total 12 year-olds 373,651 423,578
Boys 191,498 216,412
Girls 182,153 207,166
Total 13 year-olds 372,194 420,172
Boys 190,088 214,608
Girls 182,106 205,564
Total 14 year-olds 371,127 419,075
Boys 190,107 213,850
Girls 181,020 205,225
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 79.8% 80.1%
Car Pool 11.1% 9.7%
Public Transportation 1.5% 1.3%
Work at Home 4.1% 5.7%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 93.6%

Geography
  2010
Capital Austin
Largest City Houston
Second Largest City San Antonio
Persons Per Square Mile 96.3

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 8,697 11,440
Amusement Parks 56 67
Fast-Food Restaurants 16,896 21,986
Toy Stores 571 639
Video/Disc Rental Stores 858 77
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 30 48
Candy & Nut Stores 174 174
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 473 694
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 28 25

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: December 29, 1845
  • Population 1850: 212,592
  • Population 1900: 3,048,710
  • Population 1950: 7,711,194
  • Population 2000: 20,851,820
  • Population 2010: 25,145,561

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Lone Star State
  • Flower : Bluebonnet
  • Tree : Pecan
  • Bird : Mockingbird
  • Mammal : Armadillo
  • Sport : Rodeo
  • Musical Instrument => Guitar
  • Fiber => Cotton

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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