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Texas Facts

  • U.S. State Name: Texas
  • U.S. State Abbreviation: TX
  • U.S. Region: Southern United States
  • Admission to the Union: December 29th, 1845
  • Total Area: 268,596 sq. mi.
  • Total Population: 29,145,505 (2020 USCB)
  • Capital City: Austin, TX
  • Largest City: Houston, TX

33 Texas Facts

  1. Texas is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
  2. Texas was the 28th state to join the United States on December 29, 1845.
  3. Texas is in the southern region of the United States.
  4. Texas is the 2nd largest U.S. state, covering a total of 268,596.46 square miles or 7.06% of the total area of the United States.
  5. Texas's 268,596.46 square miles is 97.26% land and 2.74% surface water.
  6. Texas is ranked 2nd with the most land area in the United States, with 261,231.71 square miles of land area.
  7. Texas is ranked 8th with the most water area in the United States, with 7,364.75 square miles of water area.
  8. Texas is the 2nd most populated U.S. state with a population of 29,145,505 or 8.81% of the total population of the United States.
  9. The state capital of Texas is the city of Austin.
  10. Texas is divided into 254 counties statewide.
  11. Harris County is the most populated county in Texas
  12. The most populated city in Texas is Houston with an estimated 2,325,502 residents.
  13. The five most populated city in Texas are Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and Fort Worth.
  14. A native or resident Texas is called a Texan.
  15. Texas's average elevation statewide is 1,700 feet.
  16. Texas's highest elevation point is Clingmans Dome at 6,643 feet.
  17. Texas's lowest elevation point is the Gulf of Mexico at 0 feet.
  18. Texas is in both Central Time Zone (CT) and Mountain Time Zone (MT).
  19. The two letter abbreviation for Texas is TX.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Texas is US-TX.
  21. Texas is called the Lone Star State.
  22. The estimated median household income in Texas is $64,034.
  23. Texas is the 27th most expensive U.S. state to buy a home with an estimated median home price of $207,301.
  24. Texas is ranked 36th on the cost of living index out of all 50 U.S. states.
  25. Texas has the 49th oldest population in the United States with a median age of 35.2.
  26. Texas's average temperature is 65.97°F making it the 5th warmest state in the United States.
  27. Texas on average has 35.00 inches of precipitation per year, making it the 32nd wettest U.S. state.
  28. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Texas was 120 °F on Tuesday, June 28, 1994, in Monahans, TX.
  29. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Texas was -23 °F on Wednesday, February 8, 1933, in Seminole, TX.
  30. Texas's official state motto is "Friendship" .
  31. Texas's official state bird is the Northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos).
  32. Texas's official state tree is the Pecan (Mimus polyglottos).
  33. Texas's official state flower is the Bluebonnet sp. (Lupinus sp.).

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