Texas Facts



State Location Texas Location In The US
State Abbreviation TX
Statehood December 29, 1845
State Capital Austin
State Size Total (Land + Water): 268,581 sq miles; Land Only: 261,797 sq miles
Number of Counties 254
State Population (2015)27,469,114
State Population Density104.9 people / square mile
Electoral Votes38
State Quarter Issue Date June 1, 2004
State Motto Friendship
State Flower Bluebonnet
State Tree Pecan
State Bird Mockingbird
Nickname Lone Star State
State Flag Texas State Flag
State Gas Tax$0.2000 / Gallon
State Cigarette Tax$1.41 / Pack
Area Codes 210, 214, 254, 281, 325, 361, 409, 430, 432, 469, 512, 682, 713, 737, 806, 817, 830, 903, 915, 936, 940, 956, 972, 979
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Houston (2,145,146)
San Antonio (1,359,758)
Dallas (1,223,229)
Austin (820,611)
Fort Worth (758,738)
Major Sports Teams MLB: Houston Astros, Texas Rangers
NFL: Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys
NBA: Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs
NHL: Dallas Stars




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