Texas

Capital: Austin
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
28,701,845
Population 2017 28,322,717
Population 2016 27,937,492
Below Poverty 2018 13.7
Below Poverty 2017 14.7
Below Poverty 2016 15.6
Employment - Population Ratio 2018
61.5
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 61.1
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 60.8
Unemployed 2018 3.9
Unemployed 2017 4.3
Unemployed 2016 4.6
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 2,889
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.