Texas

27,469,114 Population

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

261,236.3 square miles 103.2 people per square mile 254 Counties       1,748 Cities
 

 People

Percent of US Population
8.5%
was 8.4%
Ranked 2nd Highest in US
Population Density
103.2
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
50.7%
was 50.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
17.0%
was 16.5%
Ranked 7th Highest in US
Percent Under 18
26.2%
was 26.6%
Ranked 2nd Highest in US
Percent 65 and Over
11.7%
was 11.2%
Ranked 48th Highest in US

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5
was 4.5
Ranked 20th Lowest in US
Percent Living in Poverty
15.9%
was 17.5%
Ranked 37th Lowest in US
Median Household Income
$55,653
was $51,704
Ranked 23rd Highest in US
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.2
48.1
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
4.4
was 4.3
Ranked 18th Highest in US
Violent Crimes per 100,000
405.9
was 408.3
Ranked 16th Highest in US
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,019.4
was 3,258.2
Ranked 13th 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
10,588,236
was 10,256,203
Ranked 2nd Highest in US
Median Rent
$932
was $857
Ranked 21st Highest in US
Total Building Permits
150,122
was 138,332
 
Occupied Housing Units
9,421,412
was 9,110,853
 
Homeownership Rate
61.1%
was 61.8%
Ranked 45th Highest in US
Single Family Building Permits
93,478
was 81,926
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
40.5
was 39.3
Ranked 28th Highest in US
Rental Vacancy Rate
24.1%
was 24.8%
Ranked 42nd Highest in US
Multifamily Building Permits
56,644
was 56,406
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.9
was 2.8
Ranked 4th 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
90.5%
was 87.4%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
76.7%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.1%
was 98.0%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
82.4%
was 81.9%
Ranked 50th Highest in US
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
28.4%
was 27.5%
Ranked 31st 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

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