Population Demographics

  • The state's population is 24.2% college educated and 80.0% have a high school diploma or a GED.
  • Texas has a population of 25,145,561 and is the 2nd most populous state.
  • The races making up the largest parts of the population are: White [70.4%], Hispanic [37.6%] and Black or African American [11.8%].
  • The state's population is 83.9% native born and 16.1% foreign born.
  • Of the state's population 49.6% are males and 50.4% are females.
  • 54.2% of the state's population is married. The other 45.8% are single.

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  • In Texas, the median worker income is $27,330. This is lower than the national average of $29,701.
  • Texas has a poverty rate of 14.3%.
  • As of the last census, the Texas unemployment rate of 7.0% was better than the 7.9% national average.
  • Texas workers work 40/hrs per week on average.
  • Of workers, 58.8% commute under 25 mins, 26.4% travel 25-45 mins, and 14.7% have a commute time of over 45 mins.

» More about the Texas economy including unemployment and income trends.


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Population: 8,175,133

Avg. Income: $33,260

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