Population of Cities in Texas (2017)

3
Over 1 Million
33
100,000 to 1 Million
168
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, 33 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 168 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Texas is Houston, with a population of 2,303,482 people.

Houston

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

2,303,482

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.

1,492,510

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.

1,317,929

Austin

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

947,890

Fort Worth

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

854,113

El Paso

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

683,080

Arlington

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

392,772

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.

325,733

Plano

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

286,057

Laredo

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

257,156

Name 2017 Population
Houston2,303,482
San Antonio1,492,510
Dallas1,317,929
Austin947,890
Fort Worth854,113
El Paso683,080
Arlington392,772
Corpus Christi325,733
Plano286,057
Laredo257,156
Lubbock252,506
Irving238,289
Garland234,943
Amarillo199,582
Grand Prairie190,682
Brownsville183,823
Frisco163,656
Pasadena153,351
Mesquite143,736
Killeen143,400
Midland134,610
Waco134,432
Denton133,808
Carrollton133,351
Abilene122,225
Round Rock120,892
Beaumont118,299
Odessa117,871
Pearland113,570
Richardson113,347
College Station112,141
Tyler104,798
Wichita Falls104,724
Lewisville104,659
League City102,010
San Angelo100,702
Allen99,179
Sugar Land88,177
Edinburg87,650
Mission83,563
Bryan83,260
Conroe82,286
Longview82,055
Pharr77,320
Baytown75,992
Missouri City74,561
New Braunfels73,959
Temple73,600
Flower Mound73,547
North Richland Hills69,798
Cedar Park68,918
Victoria67,670
Georgetown67,140
Mansfield65,631
Harlingen65,539
Rowlett61,999
San Marcos61,980
Pflugerville59,245
Port Arthur55,427
Euless54,769
Grapevine51,971
Galveston50,550
Bedford49,528
Cedar Hill48,343
Texas City48,262
Wylie47,701
Keller46,646
Burleson45,016
Haltom City44,361
Rockwall43,586
Leander42,761
Little Elm42,504
The Colony42,408
Sherman41,567
Coppell41,360
Huntsville41,208
Weslaco40,033
Duncanville39,457
Schertz39,453
Friendswood39,396
Hurst39,160
Kyle39,060
Lancaster38,867
Texarkana37,679
Rosenberg36,937
San Juan36,663
Lufkin36,159
Del Rio35,998
La Porte35,086
Waxahachie34,345
Nacogdoches33,932
Deer Park33,782
Copperas Cove32,808
Southlake30,991
Cleburne30,223
Weatherford29,969
Harker Heights29,757
Eagle Pass28,834
Seguin28,614
Big Spring28,532
Cibolo27,855
Lake Jackson27,529
Greenville27,172
Alvin26,164
Colleyville26,152
Kingsville26,071
Sachse25,039
Balch Springs25,017
Paris25,005
San Benito24,476
Corsicana23,987
Hutto23,832
Midlothian23,689
Denison23,654
Marshall23,561
Kerrville23,434
Converse22,702
Belton20,873
Plainview20,859
Stephenville20,607
Universal City20,359
Dickinson20,074
Angleton19,491
Orange19,418
Alice19,285
Ennis19,221
Alamo19,220
Brownwood19,153
Forney19,122
Bellaire18,593
Stafford18,422
Palestine18,383
Prosper18,379
Bay City17,809
Pampa17,762
South Houston17,463
Terrell17,329
Nederland17,294
Katy17,116
Brenham16,989
Taylor16,857
Mercedes16,624
Portland16,618
Uvalde16,540
Donna16,518
La Marque16,457
Gainesville16,320
Mount Pleasant16,273
Sulphur Springs16,162
Seagoville16,093
Groves15,758
Humble15,561
Addison15,368
Canyon15,138
Buda15,023
Crowley14,969
Dumas14,916
Hereford14,915
Jacksonville14,898
Kilgore14,836
Mineral Wells14,826
Boerne14,725
Rio Grande City14,483
Hewitt14,322
Levelland13,844
Hidalgo13,831
Seabrook13,656
Andrews13,574
Lockhart13,527
Henderson13,416
Beeville13,250
Santa Fe13,205
Borger12,865
Athens12,811
Port Neches12,809
Lumberton12,594
Red Oak12,522
Gatesville12,498
Port Lavaca12,400
Freeport12,153
Royse City12,093
Richmond12,092
Azle12,064
Anna11,940
El Campo11,766
Tomball11,643
Clute11,586
Snyder11,572
Robstown11,517
Fredericksburg11,382
Raymondville11,173
Burkburnett11,095
Webster11,075
Galena Park11,067
Vidor10,958
Sweetwater10,755
Fate10,703
Rockport10,645
Ingleside10,488
Vernon10,461