Texas

Capital: Austin
Texas Flag

Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2015
27,454,880
Population 2016 27,904,862
Population 2017 27,862,596
Below Poverty 2014 17.2
Below Poverty 2015 15.9
Below Poverty 2016 15.6
Below Poverty 2017 14.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 60.9
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 60.8
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 61.0
Unemployed 2015 4.5
Unemployed 2016 4.6
Unemployed 2017 4.3
Unemployed 2018 (Oct.) 3.7
Foreclosure Rate 2017 (Oct.) 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.