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HoustonTexas is the Lone Star State, called so because of the single star in the state’s flag. It has the second largest population in the entirety of the United States and is considered one of the fast-growing states in the country.

While Texas has a general image already established by many who have not been there, the cities of the state are all very diverse with distinct economies, different tourist attractions, culture, focus of education and industries.

Being such a huge state, the cities in Texas can even compete with the rest of the other cities in the United States, and a number of them place highly on the list of the most populous cities.

Here is a list of the biggest cities in Texas, by population and by geography.

Largest Cities in Texas By Population

Texas’ population has been steadily going up, and is still growing very quickly. The first list will be the biggest cities in terms of general population, and while population cannot be a solid, exact statistic, the differences in each city makes it easy to place them.

aerial-view-houston-highways-1049506__1801. Houston

Houston is a huge metropolis in Texas, and has the largest population in the state. Its population goes over 2 million, with accommodations of a set of universities, including the University of Houston. It is also counted as the fourth biggest city in the United States in terms of population.

2. San Antonio

San Antonio follows Houston as the second largest city of Texas. Its population numbers over 1.3 million. San Antonio also has a large metropolitan area, and it is at the center of Bexar County, taking up most of the Western side of Texas.

Like most cities in Texas, there is a definite military presence in San Antonio, and the economy is also centered on military service, as well health care, oil, gas and of course, tourism. San Antonio is home to several Fortune 500 companies: Tesoro Corp, Clear Channel Communications, NuStar Energy and Valero Energy Corp.

3. Dallas
Dallas sits at the third of the largest cities in Texas, boasting a population of over 1.2 million people. It is home to both the Cowboys and the Mavericks, both largely competitive teams in the NFL and NBA respectively.

Dallas’ main economic product used to be, and still is, cotton, and has a big market and manufacturing sect for it. Also, engineering is a large part of the economy as well as telecommunications. Dallas can boast housing 12 Fortune 500 companies, as well as many large malls and high-quality shops.

4. Austin

aerial-view-houston-skyline-1087751__180Despite being regarded as the capital city of the state of Texas, Austin comes in as the 4th biggest city in Texas, with its population only over 800-900 thousand. While Dallas holds the sports front of the state, Austin is known more of its music- whether country, rap or R&B, countless musicians come here to try and make it big, or simply step into one of the most significant musical cities.

Despite being a major musical giant, Austin’s economy is also focusing on highly technical industries. In fact, many Ā«companies of the sciencesĀ» are laying down groundwork in Austin, and have provided multitudes of job opportunities for its citizens. The sudden boom of the information era has helped Austin grow much bigger than it was in the past.

5. Fort Worth

At 5th, Fort Worth is located in Northern Texas, and has a population of over 700 thousand. The American Airlines Group is located in Fort Forth, as well as a lot of other large companies such as Radio Shack and Bell Helicopter, all residing as top employers for the city. The economy in Fort Worth relies mostly on the bigger companies of technology and medicine.


6. El Paso

El Paso sits at the Western side of Texas, and has a population of just fewer than 700 thousand people. El Paso has a very military vibe to it, and when merged with another Texan City, Las Cruces, holds a population number of over 1 million. El Paso’s economy specializes mostly in military service, trade, oil and gas. Western Refining, a crude oil refiner Fortune 500 company can be found here, and many other Fortune 500 companies also have offices stationed in the area. El Paso’s economy also benefits from the many call centers already established, which is an industry that has been steadily growing throughout the years.

park-967983__1807. Arlington

Coming in at 7th, Arlington carries a population of just fewer than 400 thousand, a far cry from the bigger cities such as Houston and San Antonio.

Arlington’s biggest attraction is the Six Flags Over Texas, a huge theme park. Arlington is also the home of Theatre Arlington, one of the biggest theater communities in the entire United States, which gives high quality performances throughout the entire year and offers theatrical lessons to anyone at all ages.