Texas

Capital: Austin
Texas Flag

Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2014
26,944,751
Population 2015 27,429,639
Population 2016 27,862,596
Below Poverty 2014 16.4
Below Poverty 2015 14.7
Below Poverty 2016 13.8
Below Poverty 2017  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 61.4
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 60.9
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 60.7
Unemployed 2014 5.1
Unemployed 2015 4.5
Unemployed 2016 4.6
Unemployed 2017 (Oct.) 3.9
Foreclosure Rate 2017 (Oct.) 1 of 3,698
STATE FACTS
Texas is the only state to have the flags of 6 different nations fly over it. They are: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United States.
Texas comes from the Hasinai Indian word tejas, meaning friends or allies.
The worst natural disaster in United States history was caused by a hurricane that hit Galveston in 1900. Over 8,000 deaths were recorded.