Texas

Capital: Austin
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2012
26,094,422
Population 2013 26,505,637
Population 2014 26,956,958
Below Poverty 2011 17.4
Below Poverty 2012 17.0
Below Poverty 2013 16.8
Below Poverty 2014  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2012 61.3
Employment - Population Ratio 2013 61.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 62.0
Unemployed 2011 8.3
Unemployed 2012 7.3
Unemployed 2013 6.2
Unemployed 2014 5.1
Foreclosure Rate 2014 1 of 2,520
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.