Population of Cities in Texas (2017)

3
Over 1 Million
34
100,000 to 1 Million
188
10,000 to 100,000

Texas is the second most populous state in the country, with a population that tops 28 million residents. Given this staggering number, it is no surprise that this state has three cities with populations of more than 1 million. Houston is the most populous city, with a population of 2.2 million, followed by San Antonio with a population of 1.4 million and Dallas with a population count of 1.3 million. These aren’t the only big cities that this large state has to offer, as there are 34 cities with populations of at least 100,000 (but fewer than one million.) There are 163 additional cities that have populations of over 10,000.

There is a total of 961 cities throughout the state. These states are either designated as general law or home rule cities. General law cities have limited powers that are granted by the laws of the state. Any city that has a population of more than 5,000 can petition for home rule status, which offers more government flexibility. While there are villages and towns that are named as such by the cities themselves, these are not officially recognized by the state, which classifies all incorporated areas as cities.

Texas has 3 cities with more than a million people, 34 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 188 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Texas is , with a population of 2,296,224 people.

Houston

Texas' most populous city is the fourth most populated in the nation.

2,296,224

San Antonio

Everything's bigger in Texas -- this city is not just one of the biggest in Texas but is the seventh-largest in the country.

1,469,845

Dallas

This city is the fourth-largest employment center in the U.S., with more than three million jobs that aren't on a farm.

1,300,092

Austin

This city is not just one of Texas' largest in terms of population but it's also the state's capital city.

931,830

Fort Worth

This city stretches across almost 350 miles and includes four counties.

833,319

El Paso

El Paso was named the safest large city in America for four years in a row.

681,124

Arlington

Several professional sports teams are hosted in Arlington, including the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers.

388,125

Corpus Christi

The Sparkling City by the Sea is a hot tourist destination because of its beautiful coast and attractions including the Texas State Aquarium.

324,074

Plano

Plano is the site of corporate headquarters for large corporations including Cinemark, Dell, Dr Pepper, Frito-Lay and Toyota.

283,558

Laredo

Over 95% of Laredo's population is Hispanic and Latino, making it one of the least ethnically diverse cities in the country.

255,473

Name 2017 Population
Houston2,296,224
San Antonio1,469,845
Dallas1,300,092
Austin931,830
Fort Worth833,319
El Paso681,124
Arlington388,125
Corpus Christi324,074
Plano283,558
Laredo255,473
Lubbock249,042
Garland236,897
Irving236,607
Amarillo198,645
Grand Prairie187,809
Brownsville183,887
McKinney162,898
Frisco154,407
Pasadena153,784
Mesquite144,788
Killeen140,806
McAllen140,269
Carrollton133,168
Midland132,950
Waco132,356
Denton131,044
Abilene121,721
Odessa118,968
Beaumont118,129
Round Rock115,997
Richardson110,815
Pearland108,821
College Station107,889
Wichita Falls104,710
Lewisville104,039
Tyler103,700
San Angelo100,450
League City98,312
Allen98,143
Sugar Land88,156
Edinburg84,497
Mission83,298
Longview82,287
Bryan82,118
Pharr76,538
Baytown76,335
Missouri City74,139
Temple72,277
Flower Mound71,253
New Braunfels70,543
North Richland Hills69,204
Conroe68,602
Victoria67,574
Cedar Park65,945
Harlingen65,774
Mansfield64,274
Georgetown63,716
San Marcos60,684
Rowlett60,236
Pflugerville57,122
Port Arthur55,340
Euless54,219
DeSoto52,486
Grapevine51,404
Galveston50,180
Bedford49,337
Cedar Hill48,507
Texas City47,618
Wylie46,708
Keller45,758
Haltom City44,206
Burleson43,625
Rockwall42,566
The Colony41,779
Coppell41,159
Huntsville40,938
Sherman40,667
Duncanville39,826
Weslaco39,474
Hurst39,016
Lancaster38,801
Friendswood38,800
Little Elm38,341
Schertz37,938
Leander37,889
Texarkana37,280
San Juan36,556
Lufkin36,333
Del Rio36,153
Kyle35,733
Rosenberg35,510
La Porte35,148
Nacogdoches33,894
Deer Park33,806
Waxahachie33,384
Socorro33,222
Copperas Cove33,081
Farmers Branch32,689
Cleburne30,020
Southlake29,941
Harker Heights29,142
Big Spring28,862
Eagle Pass28,765
Weatherford28,742
Seguin27,864
Lake Jackson27,533
Cibolo26,637
Greenville26,515
Kingsville26,225
Alvin25,791
Colleyville25,487
Balch Springs25,210
Paris24,782
University Park24,759
Sachse24,554
Watauga24,525
San Benito24,496
Corsicana23,952
Marshall23,820
Denison23,150
Kerrville23,136
Hutto22,722
Benbrook22,629
Midlothian22,318
Saginaw22,079
Converse21,987
Corinth20,998
Plainview20,919
Murphy20,610
Belton20,547
Stephenville20,120
Universal City19,986
Dickinson19,895
Angleton19,429
Alice19,408
Orange19,347
Horizon City19,288
Alamo19,246
Brownwood19,031
Ennis19,007
Bellaire18,518
Stafford18,459
Forney18,418
Palestine18,288
Pampa18,177
Bay City17,598
South Houston17,544
Nederland17,196
White Settlement17,077
Terrell16,981
Taylor16,702
Mercedes16,657
Brenham16,579
Donna16,523
Uvalde16,476
Gainesville16,292
Katy16,158
Highland Village16,149
Portland16,116
Sulphur Springs16,098
Mount Pleasant16,051
Prosper15,967
La Marque15,908
Seagoville15,894
Alton15,760
Groves15,750
West University Place15,741
Gatesville15,724
Humble15,665
Addison15,518
Live Oak15,346
Hereford15,021
Dumas15,001
Kilgore14,947
Canyon14,887
Jacksonville14,884
Crowley14,853
Mineral Wells14,754
Rio Grande City14,404
Hewitt14,252
Lakeway14,217
Levelland13,914
Andrews13,816
Seabrook13,716
Hidalgo13,709
Buda13,705
Boerne13,674
Henderson13,529
Lockhart13,446
Beeville13,277
Santa Fe13,037
Borger12,964
Forest Hill12,881
Athens12,788
Port Neches12,786
Lumberton12,421
Port Lavaca12,416
Freeport12,154
Richmond12,138
Glenn Heights12,042