Population of Cities in Texas (2019)

4
Over 1 Million
36
100,000 to 1 Million
198
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 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
Houston2,359,480
San Antonio1,565,929
Dallas1,379,735
Austin1,001,104
Fort Worth913,939
El Paso696,610
Arlington405,486
Corpus Christi329,408
Plano294,478
Laredo264,473
Lubbock264,029
Irving245,165
Garland231,160
Amarillo203,290
McKinney201,119
Grand Prairie200,699
Frisco192,384
Brownsville187,093
Pasadena152,409
Killeen151,761
McAllen149,352
Mesquite142,146
Denton141,776
Waco141,725
Midland138,891
Round Rock135,430
Carrollton134,920
Pearland128,102
Abilene123,194
Richardson121,768
College Station121,450
Beaumont118,821
Odessa113,917
League City113,593
Tyler108,752
Lewisville107,536
Wichita Falls105,417
Allen102,746
San Angelo101,935
Conroe100,058
Edinburg91,553
Sugar Land88,747
Bryan87,082
Mission85,291
New Braunfels83,892
Longview81,989
Flower Mound80,951
Pharr80,569
Cedar Park77,906
Temple77,683
Georgetown77,643
Missouri City76,313
Baytown75,878
North Richland Hills72,063
Mansfield69,708
Victoria68,285
Rowlett67,861
San Marcos65,970
Harlingen65,839
Pflugerville65,809
Leander57,053
Euless56,785
Port Arthur55,826
Little Elm55,194
Grapevine53,687
DeSoto53,604
Galveston52,167
Wylie50,911
Bedford50,527
Texas City50,425
Burleson49,510
Keller49,343
Kyle48,915
Cedar Hill48,211
Rockwall46,820
Haltom City45,114
The Colony44,703
Sherman44,186
Schertz44,043
Huntsville42,546
Coppell42,230
Farmers Branch42,215
Weslaco42,067
Friendswood40,971
Rosenberg40,012
Hurst39,847
Lancaster39,287
Duncanville38,713
Texarkana38,429
Waxahachie37,645
San Juan37,374
Del Rio35,992
Lufkin35,889
La Porte35,026
Southlake34,180
Nacogdoches34,118
Deer Park33,845
Socorro33,667
Weatherford32,747
Copperas Cove32,178
Harker Heights31,656
Cibolo31,554
Cleburne31,420
Seguin30,876
Eagle Pass29,476
Greenville29,158
Colleyville28,291
Midlothian27,760
Lake Jackson27,646
Big Spring27,542
Alvin27,454
Hutto27,252
Sachse26,731
Kingsville26,389
Prosper25,738
University Park25,577
Paris25,212
Watauga25,052
Denison25,013
Converse24,811
San Benito24,689
Balch Springs24,615
Kerrville24,181
Corsicana24,134
Saginaw24,020
Benbrook23,995
Forney23,910
Marshall23,267
Stephenville21,642
Belton21,599
Universal City21,556
Corinth21,441
Plainview20,937
Dickinson20,764
Alton20,441
Murphy20,089
Katy19,819
Ennis19,815
Angleton19,710
Orange19,541
Alamo19,367
Horizon City19,344
Brownwood19,210
Buda18,956
Bellaire18,902
Alice18,820
Palestine18,593
Terrell18,502
Stafford18,389
Bay City18,292
La Marque18,260
Highland Village18,244
White Settlement17,711
Boerne17,623
Nederland17,528
Brenham17,463
Taylor17,397
Portland17,350
South Houston17,271
Live Oak17,015
Uvalde16,924
Seagoville16,828
Mercedes16,714
Donna16,689
Mount Pleasant16,642
Gainesville16,506
Pampa16,445
Sulphur Springs16,441
Lakeway16,165
Canyon15,885
Groves15,713
West University Place15,600
Crowley15,512
Humble15,315
Dumas15,060
Mineral Wells15,057
Addison15,047
Jacksonville15,030
Hereford14,963
Rio Grande City14,780
Kilgore14,632
Hewitt14,583
Hidalgo14,353
Fulshear14,135
Red Oak14,124
Royse City14,064
Lockhart13,848
Santa Fe13,811
Anna13,725
Seabrook13,551
Levelland13,487
Trophy Club13,450
Beeville13,334
Glenn Heights13,311
Henderson13,269
Azle13,258
Forest Hill13,220
Lumberton13,170
Selma13,082
Andrews12,980