Texas

27,862,596 Population

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

261,237.5 square miles 106.7 people per square mile 254 Counties       1,748 Cities
 

 People

Percent of US Population
8.6%
was 8.5%
Ranked 2nd Highest in US
Population Density
106.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
51.3%
was 50.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
17.0%
was 17.0%
Ranked 7th Highest in US
Percent Under 18
26.2%
was 26.2%
Ranked 2nd Highest in US
Percent 65 and Over
12.0%
was 11.7%
Ranked 48th Highest in US

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.1
was 4.5
Ranked 11th Lowest in US
Percent Living in Poverty
15.6%
was 15.9%
Ranked 39th Lowest in US
Median Household Income
$54,727
was $55,653
Ranked 23rd Highest in US
Gini Income Distribution
 
48
48.2
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,065
Ranked 44th Highest in US
Patents per 100,000
36
was 37
Ranked 18th Highest in US
Per Capita GDP
52,465
was 51,367
Ranked 15th Highest in US

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
4.8
was 4.3
Ranked 15th Highest in US
Violent Crimes per 100,000
412.2
was 408.3
Ranked 16th Highest in US
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,831.3
was 3,258.2
Ranked 16th Highest in US
Rural Highway Fatalities per 100,000
7
was 6
Ranked 23rd Highest in US
Urban Highway Fatalities per 100,000
6
was 6
Ranked 7th Highest in US
Total Highway Fatalities per 100,000
13
was 13
Ranked 16th Highest in US

 Housing

Total Housing Units
10,754,268
was 10,588,236
Ranked 2nd Highest in US
Median Rent
$956
was $932
Ranked 19th Highest in US
Total Building Permits
150,122
was 138,332
 
Occupied Housing Units
9,535,612
was 9,421,412
 
Homeownership Rate
61.1%
was 61.1%
Ranked 45th Highest in US
Single Family Building Permits
93,478
was 81,926
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
41.2
was 40.5
Ranked 28th Highest in US
Rental Vacancy Rate
24.7%
was 24.1%
Ranked 40th Highest in US
Multifamily Building Permits
56,644
was 56,406
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.9
was 2.9
Ranked 5th Highest in US
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
14.6
was 13.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
5.7
was 5.3
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
90.8%
was 90.5%
Ranked 50th Highest in US
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
77.3%
Ranked 51st Highest in US
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.2%
was 98.1%
Ranked 51st Highest in US

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
82.9%
was 82.4%
Ranked 50th Highest in US
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
28.9%
was 28.4%
Ranked 30th Highest in US
Percent Receiving STEM Bachelors Degree or Higher
9.4%
 
White Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
85,906
 
Black Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
17,866
 
Asian Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
11,345
 
Islander Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
263
 
Native Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
639
 
Hispanic Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
39,249
 
Multi Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
3,171
 
Unknown Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
4,050
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
6.4%
was 6.2%
Ranked 23rd Highest in US
Own Source Revenue
66.7%
was 64.9%
Ranked 25th Highest in US
Debt Service Ratio
4.6%
was 4.9%
Ranked 40th Highest in US

+ Upload Other Data