Population of Cities in Texas (2019)

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.

4
Over 1 Million
36
100,000 to 1 Million
198
10,000 to 100,000

Texas has 4 cities with more than a million people, 36 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 198 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Texas is Houston, with a population of 2,359,480 people.

Houston

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

2,359,480

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.

1,565,929

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.

1,379,735

Austin

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

1,001,104

Fort Worth

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

913,939

El Paso

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

696,610

Arlington

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

405,486

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.

329,408

Plano

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

294,478

Laredo

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

264,473

Name 2019 Population Location
Houston2,359,480Map
San Antonio1,565,929Map
Dallas1,379,735Map
Austin1,001,104Map
Fort Worth913,939Map
El Paso696,610Map
Arlington405,486Map
Corpus Christi329,408Map
Plano294,478Map
Laredo264,473Map
Lubbock264,029Map
Irving245,165Map
Garland231,160Map
Amarillo203,290Map
McKinney201,119Map
Grand Prairie200,699Map
Frisco192,384Map
Brownsville187,093Map
Pasadena152,409Map
Killeen151,761Map
McAllen149,352Map
Mesquite142,146Map
Denton141,776Map
Waco141,725Map
Midland138,891Map
Round Rock135,430Map
Carrollton134,920Map
Pearland128,102Map
Abilene123,194Map
Richardson121,768Map
College Station121,450Map
Beaumont118,821Map
Odessa113,917Map
League City113,593Map
Tyler108,752Map
Lewisville107,536Map
Wichita Falls105,417Map
Allen102,746Map
San Angelo101,935Map
Conroe100,058Map
Edinburg91,553Map
Sugar Land88,747Map
Bryan87,082Map
Mission85,291Map
New Braunfels83,892Map
Longview81,989Map
Flower Mound80,951Map
Pharr80,569Map
Cedar Park77,906Map
Temple77,683Map
Georgetown77,643Map
Missouri City76,313Map
Baytown75,878Map
North Richland Hills72,063Map
Mansfield69,708Map
Victoria68,285Map
Rowlett67,861Map
San Marcos65,970Map
Harlingen65,839Map
Pflugerville65,809Map
Leander57,053Map
Euless56,785Map
Port Arthur55,826Map
Little Elm55,194Map
Grapevine53,687Map
DeSoto53,604Map
Galveston52,167Map
Wylie50,911Map
Bedford50,527Map
Texas City50,425Map
Burleson49,510Map
Keller49,343Map
Kyle48,915Map
Cedar Hill48,211Map
Rockwall46,820Map
Haltom City45,114Map
The Colony44,703Map
Sherman44,186Map
Schertz44,043Map
Huntsville42,546Map
Coppell42,230Map
Farmers Branch42,215Map
Weslaco42,067Map
Friendswood40,971Map
Rosenberg40,012Map
Hurst39,847Map
Lancaster39,287Map
Duncanville38,713Map
Texarkana38,429Map
Waxahachie37,645Map
San Juan37,374Map
Del Rio35,992Map
Lufkin35,889Map
La Porte35,026Map
Southlake34,180Map
Nacogdoches34,118Map
Deer Park33,845Map
Socorro33,667Map
Weatherford32,747Map
Copperas Cove32,178Map
Harker Heights31,656Map
Cibolo31,554Map
Cleburne31,420Map
Seguin30,876Map
Eagle Pass29,476Map
Greenville29,158Map
Colleyville28,291Map
Midlothian27,760Map
Lake Jackson27,646Map
Big Spring27,542Map
Alvin27,454Map
Hutto27,252Map
Sachse26,731Map
Kingsville26,389Map
Prosper25,738Map
University Park25,577Map
Paris25,212Map
Watauga25,052Map
Denison25,013Map
Converse24,811Map
San Benito24,689Map
Balch Springs24,615Map
Kerrville24,181Map
Corsicana24,134Map
Saginaw24,020Map
Benbrook23,995Map
Forney23,910Map
Marshall23,267Map
Stephenville21,642Map
Belton21,599Map
Universal City21,556Map
Corinth21,441Map
Plainview20,937Map
Dickinson20,764Map
Alton20,441Map
Murphy20,089Map
Katy19,819Map
Ennis19,815Map
Angleton19,710Map
Orange19,541Map
Alamo19,367Map
Horizon City19,344Map
Brownwood19,210Map
Buda18,956Map
Bellaire18,902Map
Alice18,820Map
Palestine18,593Map
Terrell18,502Map
Stafford18,389Map
Bay City18,292Map
La Marque18,260Map
Highland Village18,244Map
White Settlement17,711Map
Boerne17,623Map
Nederland17,528Map
Brenham17,463Map
Taylor17,397Map
Portland17,350Map
South Houston17,271Map
Live Oak17,015Map
Uvalde16,924Map
Seagoville16,828Map
Mercedes16,714Map
Donna16,689Map
Mount Pleasant16,642Map
Gainesville16,506Map
Pampa16,445Map
Sulphur Springs16,441Map
Lakeway16,165Map
Canyon15,885Map
Groves15,713Map
West University Place15,600Map
Crowley15,512Map
Humble15,315Map
Dumas15,060Map
Mineral Wells15,057Map
Addison15,047Map
Jacksonville15,030Map
Hereford14,963Map
Rio Grande City14,780Map
Kilgore14,632Map
Hewitt14,583Map
Hidalgo14,353Map
Fulshear14,135Map
Red Oak14,124Map
Royse City14,064Map
Lockhart13,848Map
Santa Fe13,811Map
Anna13,725Map
Seabrook13,551Map
Levelland13,487Map
Trophy Club13,450Map
Beeville13,334Map
Glenn Heights13,311Map
Henderson13,269Map
Azle13,258Map
Forest Hill13,220Map
Lumberton13,170Map
Selma13,082Map
Andrews12,980Map