Cities & States

Harris County
Population: 4,356,362
Dallas County
Population: 2,485,003
Tarrant County
Population: 1,914,526
Bexar County
Population: 1,825,502
Travis County
Population: 1,121,645
Collin County
Population: 862,215
El Paso County
Population: 831,095
Hidalgo County
Population: 819,217
Denton County
Population: 731,851
Fort Bend County
Population: 658,331


State of Texas Demographics

Located in the Southwest region of the U.S., the Lone Star State is known for cattle, cotton, computers and oil. In the last decade, Texas’ economic growth has been supported by population in-migration, robust energy sector, and revived industrial activity in the Rio Grande Valley. Recent lower oil prices have created major job losses in mining and manufacturing sectors. Momentum of economic growth is expected to continue strong, but exposure to the volatile energy industry provides a factor of uncertainty.

The latest employment scorecard for the State of Texas for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Texas has a mixed employment scorecard. The civilian labor force in Texas grew by 0.63 percent, but the labor force participation rate fell by 0.7 percent, to 62.9 percent. The unemployment rate fell by 0.5 percent to 4.2 percent.  You can view what jobs are available in Texas, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

Texas Demographics

View more Texas demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of Texas below. More employment information for the State of Texas and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.

Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by retail trade; health care and social assistance; accommodation and food services; and administrative and waste services, respectively. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)


Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
18.67% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in Texas

Directory of Counties in Texas

Texas Unemployment Data
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