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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 Plano, Denton, Corpus Christi, Cedar Hill, Rowlett, Tyler, McAllen, El Paso 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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Quick Facts about TX

Population 26,538,614
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $53,207
Median Home Price $136,000
Median Property Tax $1,432
Median Rent $62

Employment Rate in TX

  Employed 95.4%
  Unemployed 4.6%

Race in TX

  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 in TX

  Employed 95.4%
  Unemployed 4.6%

Educational Levels in TX

  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 in TX

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 in TX

  Homes Rent 62.2%
  Homes Owned 37.8%

Texas Rankings

Best places to Live in Texas

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
McAllen 136,993 $115,400 $44,254
Killeen 136,378 $117,700 $47,763
Waco 129,193 $96,500 $33,147
Carrollton 127,279 $173,400 $69,368
Denton 125,734 $154,300 $49,100
Midland 123,820 $171,700 $69,173
Abilene 122,226 $97,300 $43,189
Beaumont 117,676 $98,000 $40,992
Odessa 111,330 $115,900 $59,337
Round Rock 109,690 $179,900 $72,412
Richardson 106,123 $197,100 $72,427
The Woodlands 105,713 $311,300 $109,917
Wichita Falls 104,926 $92,600 $44,543
Pearland 101,725 $185,400 $95,972
Lewisville 101,151 $156,800 $57,267
College Station 101,141 $185,800 $34,186
Tyler 100,806 $134,500 $42,840
San Angelo 97,595 $105,000 $44,802
Allen 92,502 $220,500 $103,051
League City 91,665 $189,800 $93,675