Texas Population, Area, and Density
The population of Texas is 26,956,958 people based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 estimate. Texas is ranked number 2 out of 56 U.S. States and Territories in terms of highest population. This is 367.7% above the national average of 5,763,868 people.
The total area in Texas is 268,596.5 square miles. There state is 97.3% land and 2.7% water. The population density in Texas is 103.2 people per square mile (32nd out of 56).
Population Density CalculationPopulation Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area
Population Density = 26,956,958 people ÷ 261,231.6 sq mi
Population Density = 103.2 people per sq mile
|Population||26,956,958 (2nd out of 56)||25,145,561 (2nd out of 56)||20,851,820 (2nd out of 56)|
|Difference||367.7% above avg||350.1% above avg||308.8% above avg|
|Total Area||268,596.5 mi2||695,662 km2||171,901,559 acres||(2nd out of 56)|
|Land Area||261,231.6 mi2||676,587 km2||167,188,031 acres||(97.3%)|
|Water Area||7,364.9 mi2||19,075 km2||4,713,528 acres||(2.7%)|
|National Average||4,821.4 mi2||12,487 km2||3,085,666 acres|
|Density (people per sq mi)||103.2 (32nd out of 56)||96.3 (32nd out of 56)||79.8 (34th out of 56)|
|Average (people per sq mi)||434.9||415.6||398.2|
|Difference||76.3% below avg||76.8% below avg||80.0% below avg|