Want to know which is the biggest city in Texas? Here’s an updated list of the largest cities in Texas by size and population in 2019.
Texas is one of the largest states in the U.S and has a total of 962 cities and a population of 28,701,845 people.
Houston is the most populated city in Texas, and one of the largest cities in the United States with a total population of 2,325,502 residents. It’s also the most diverse city in Texas with a wide range of ethnic and religious groups.
Furthermore, Houston is famous for being home to the Space Center, which is the official visitor center of NASA: Additionally, the city also has a vibrant cultural scene.
San Antonio is the second-largest city in Texas with a total of 1,532,233 residents. For the last couple of decades, it has consistently been one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.
San Antonio is especially known for The Alamo and the local NBA team San Antonio Spurs.
Dallas is the third-largest city in Texas with a total population of 1,345,047 people according to the latest census. The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex also forms the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States.
There are 9 Fortune 500 companies in Dallas, and the city has a diverse economy within several sectors. Furthermore, the city of Dallas is home to one of the largest LGBT communities in the United States.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is also the largest hub for American Airlines as well as one of the busiest airports in the world.
Austin is the state capital of Texas and has a total population of 964,254 residents. The city is renowned for its cultural scene as well as a high standard of living. Austin is also a major center for high tech with several tech companies operating in the city.
Fort Worth is the country seat of Tarrant County and has a population of 895,008 people. The city of Fort Worth was incorporated in 1874 and has long been the epicenter of Cowboy culture and longhorn cattle trade.
It also has a large number of universities and colleges, and together with the metro area Dallas-Fort Worth, there are over 41 colleges and universities that attract students from all over the country.
El Paso is situated on Rio Grande by the border between Mexico and the United States. It has a population of 682,669 residents. El Paso is one of the safest large cities in the U.S and has a strong military and federal presence.
Arlington is one of the major cities in Texas and has a total population of 398,112 residents. It’s also included in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area.
Corpus Christi is a coastal city in Texas that has one of the largest ports in the United States. The literal meaning of Corpus Christi is “the body of Christ” in Latin. The city is home to 326,554 people, making it the eighth-most populated city in Texas.
Plano is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and the city has a population of 288,061 residents. Many corporations have their headquarters in Plano, and some 80% of all visitors are business travelers.
Capital One Finance is the leading employer together with DXC technology and Bank of America Home Loans.
Laredo is the county seat of Webb County and has a total population of 261,639 people. The local economy is heavily based on trade with Mexico and about 95.6% of the population is Hispanic and Latino.
List of the most populated cities in Texas
Here’s a list of the 50 most populated urban areas in Texas. Only three Texan cities have a population of more than 1 million, although Austin is getting closer to the one million mark as well.
List of the biggest cities in Texas by area
Houston is the biggest city in Texas with a total area of 599.59 square miles (1,552.93 km2).
|1.||599.59 sq mi||Houston|
|2.||460.93 sq mi||San Antonio|
|3.||340.52 sq mi||Dallas|
|4.||339.82 sq mi||Fort Worth|
|5.||297.90 sq mi||Austin|
|6.||255.24 sq mi||El Paso|
|7.||160.61 sq mi||Corpus Christi|
|8.||143.33 sq mi||Canyon Lake|
|9.||132.33 sq mi||Brownsville|
|10.||122.41 sq mi||Lubbock|
Which is the fastest growing city in Texas?
Midland is the fastest growing city in Texas in terms of percentage followed by Odessa.
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