Population of Counties in Texas (2021)

With a population of 4,652,980, Harris County is the largest county in Texas, and has an impressive growth rate of 13.7%. Dallas County, Tarrant County, Bexar County and Travis County make up the rest of the top five most populous counties in Texas, with each having populations of more than a million. Additionally, all show growth rates of between 10.6% (Dallas County) and 19.7% (Travis County).

Loving County in western Texas is both the smallest county in the state (and the second-smallest in the nation after Kalawao County in the state of Hawaii, which has a population of 88), with a tiny population of just 134 according to the most recent census estimate for the area (a jump up from the recorded 82 residents in 2010). However, Loving County also has the biggest increase in population, with a growth rate of 63.4% (although the actual number of people represented by this number is still very small, given the overall population of the county).

Other counties with very small populations include King County (294), Kenedy County (428), and Borden County (660). These counties also show population increases, although with more modest percentages of 1.73%, 2.64% and 2.17%. In terms of growth rates, there is quite a disparity between Loving County and the counties with the second and third highest growth rates. These are Hays County, with a population of 204,345 and a growth rate of 29.17%, and Fort Bend County, with its 741,958 residents and a growth rate of 25.69%, according to the most recent census estimates.

Name 2021 Population Growth Since 2010 Density (mi²)
Harris County4,779,88016.36%18,961.43
Dallas County2,647,85011.58%10,503.83
Tarrant County2,144,65018.00%8,507.67
Bexar County2,048,29018.89%8,125.42
Travis County1,328,72028.94%5,270.94
Collin County1,095,58039.10%4,346.09
Denton County944,13941.60%3,745.33
Hidalgo County881,52513.14%3,496.95
Fort Bend County858,90245.51%3,407.20
El Paso County844,0645.04%3,348.34
Montgomery County642,63339.94%2,549.28
Williamson County638,72749.83%2,533.78
Cameron County425,2114.31%1,686.78
Brazoria County385,01822.45%1,527.34
Bell County377,97820.82%1,499.41
Nueces County362,8306.64%1,439.32
Galveston County350,70119.90%1,391.21
Lubbock County316,45312.90%1,255.35
Webb County279,71611.28%1,109.61
McLennan County261,47710.83%1,037.26
Jefferson County248,227-1.67%984.70
Hays County245,16154.96%972.54
Smith County238,75513.47%947.12
Brazos County236,07120.65%936.48
Ellis County196,46630.66%779.37
Midland County185,48635.42%735.81
Johnson County185,20922.44%734.71
Ector County174,74927.48%693.22
Guadalupe County173,98931.23%690.20
Comal County172,34557.67%683.68
Parker County152,49429.99%604.93
Kaufman County151,90446.24%602.59
Randall County141,75716.98%562.34
Grayson County141,06216.55%559.58
Taylor County139,5145.82%553.44
Wichita County133,0760.97%527.90
Gregg County125,3332.75%497.19
Tom Green County121,5729.84%482.27
Potter County114,823-5.40%455.49
Rockwall County113,65344.01%450.85
Hunt County102,57018.76%406.89
Liberty County93,05322.67%369.13
Bastrop County92,97925.02%368.84
Victoria County92,4966.46%366.92
Bowie County92,359-0.30%366.38
Angelina County86,525-0.44%343.24
Henderson County84,0056.79%333.24
Orange County83,2401.50%330.21
Coryell County78,3713.60%310.89
Wise County73,38424.14%291.11
Walker County72,6416.45%288.16
San Patricio County66,8483.75%265.18
Harrison County66,4911.10%263.76
Starr County65,4016.98%259.44
Nacogdoches County65,2900.94%259.00
Hood County64,57525.96%256.16
Maverick County59,6149.52%236.48
Waller County58,71434.92%232.91
Hardin County58,5926.95%232.43
Van Zandt County57,83810.00%229.44
Anderson County57,257-2.11%227.13
Rusk County54,6162.35%216.66
Polk County54,14919.15%214.81
Cherokee County53,1764.39%210.95
Medina County53,02814.99%210.36
Kerr County52,9706.70%210.13
Wilson County52,81822.69%209.53
Atascosa County52,81517.46%209.51
Navarro County51,2677.10%203.37
Kendall County51,08752.09%202.66
Lamar County50,1190.60%198.82
Burnet County49,77716.40%197.46
Val Verde County49,0990.26%194.77
Chambers County47,05732.72%186.67
Wood County46,30310.31%183.68
Caldwell County44,67017.16%177.20
Erath County43,64815.13%173.15
Upshur County42,9018.95%170.19
Cooke County42,76311.15%169.64
Wharton County41,6700.94%165.30
Jim Wells County39,934-2.35%158.42
Howard County38,1429.00%151.31
Brown County37,952-0.33%150.55
Hopkins County37,7767.29%149.85
Hill County37,6177.04%149.22
Matagorda County36,7970.24%145.97
Washington County36,6548.74%145.40
Fannin County36,1726.64%143.49
Jasper County35,049-2.03%139.04
Hale County32,956-9.13%130.73
Titus County32,7641.06%129.97
Bee County32,7612.82%129.96
Kleberg County30,596-4.50%121.37
Austin County30,1666.36%119.67
Grimes County30,05812.93%119.24
Cass County29,866-1.94%118.48
Palo Pinto County29,8196.14%118.29
San Jacinto County29,14310.08%115.61
Gillespie County27,56010.80%109.33
Uvalde County26,6490.78%105.71
Fayette County25,4823.77%101.09
Shelby County25,208-0.98%100.00
Milam County24,379-1.22%96.71
Bandera County23,75215.53%94.22
Aransas County23,6381.97%93.77
Limestone County23,6250.57%93.72
Panola County23,298-1.99%92.42
Hockley County23,1211.17%91.72
Gaines County22,83629.84%90.59
Houston County22,768-3.86%90.32
Llano County22,18514.73%88.01
Lampasas County22,01611.41%87.34
Colorado County21,8694.78%86.75
Tyler County21,7980.16%86.47
Gray County21,556-4.07%85.51
Willacy County21,174-4.73%84.00
Gonzales County20,9495.82%83.10
Calhoun County20,862-2.12%82.76
Moore County20,654-6.14%81.93
Hutchinson County20,576-7.37%81.62
Jones County20,5171.38%81.39
Frio County20,49618.78%81.31
Montague County20,2862.88%80.47
DeWitt County20,2681.07%80.40
Lavaca County20,2345.08%80.27
Andrews County20,09335.32%79.71
Freestone County19,573-1.16%77.64
Bosque County18,7972.89%74.57
Burleson County18,6598.25%74.02
Eastland County18,442-0.82%73.16
Deaf Smith County18,216-6.43%72.26
Young County18,058-2.51%71.63
Leon County17,6925.79%70.18
Lee County17,5235.62%69.51
Falls County17,429-2.58%69.14
Reeves County16,90222.18%67.05
Robertson County16,7841.38%66.58
Scurry County16,485-2.62%65.39
Pecos County16,0513.40%63.67
Karnes County15,4833.99%61.42
Jackson County14,6123.70%57.96
Trinity County14,577-1.03%57.83
Nolan County14,544-4.59%57.69
Zapata County14,2391.08%56.49
Madison County14,1262.82%56.04
Callahan County13,8492.49%54.94
Comanche County13,825-0.92%54.84
Camp County13,3167.40%52.82
Newton County13,283-8.06%52.69
Rains County13,24821.40%52.55
Dawson County12,974-6.16%51.47
Wilbarger County12,753-5.60%50.59
Ward County12,57618.71%49.89
Morris County12,558-2.79%49.82
Blanco County12,49719.04%49.57
Lamb County12,473-10.86%49.48
Live Oak County12,3256.65%48.89
Terry County12,323-2.83%48.88
Red River County11,783-8.47%46.74
Zavala County11,582-1.25%45.94
Duval County11,177-4.67%44.34
Franklin County10,6190.11%42.12
Clay County10,517-2.05%41.72
Sabine County10,474-3.65%41.55
Runnels County10,436-0.69%41.40
Dimmit County9,982-0.61%39.60
Ochiltree County9,776-3.88%38.78
Marion County9,732-7.18%38.61
Parmer County9,377-8.65%37.20
Somervell County9,3249.69%36.99
Stephens County9,288-3.45%36.84
Jack County9,1551.68%36.32
Brewster County9,065-2.08%35.96
Yoakum County8,95914.11%35.54
Mitchell County8,585-8.79%34.06
Winkler County8,47419.60%33.62
Hamilton County8,429-0.43%33.44
Archer County8,259-9.42%32.76
San Augustine County8,203-7.35%32.54
McCulloch County7,988-2.95%31.69
Goliad County7,7988.02%30.93
Coleman County7,791-12.16%30.91
La Salle County7,5749.56%30.05
Castro County7,414-8.76%29.41
Swisher County7,365-6.98%29.22
Childress County7,2883.08%28.91
Dallam County7,2557.53%28.78
Brooks County7,081-1.76%28.09
Bailey County6,970-2.57%27.65
Refugio County6,844-7.20%27.15
Presidio County6,400-18.73%25.39
Garza County6,201-4.11%24.60
Lynn County6,1574.11%24.42
San Saba County6,045-1.45%23.98
Martin County5,95123.75%23.61
Carson County5,764-6.46%22.87
Crosby County5,683-5.69%22.54
Haskell County5,576-5.15%22.12
Floyd County5,570-13.01%22.10
Hartley County5,506-9.20%21.84
Delta County5,3291.66%21.14
Hansford County5,257-6.11%20.85
Jim Hogg County5,216-1.34%20.69
Hudspeth County5,08246.37%20.16
Crane County4,88111.39%19.36
Mills County4,853-2.31%19.25
Wheeler County4,852-9.93%19.25
Kimble County4,335-5.78%17.20
Mason County4,3047.33%17.07
Reagan County4,07521.53%16.17
Hardeman County3,941-5.24%15.63
Fisher County3,848-2.80%15.26
Sutton County3,824-5.86%15.17
Hemphill County3,767-0.74%14.94
Upton County3,69710.75%14.67
Knox County3,668-1.48%14.55
Kinney County3,6170.75%14.35
Crockett County3,514-5.05%13.94
Coke County3,4513.98%13.69
Real County3,4022.41%13.50
Baylor County3,381-8.82%13.41
Shackelford County3,283-2.96%13.02
Donley County3,204-14.19%12.71
Lipscomb County3,015-8.16%11.96
Cochran County2,897-7.94%11.49
Collingsworth County2,876-5.83%11.41
Sherman County2,864-5.32%11.36
Hall County2,842-15.39%11.27
Concho County2,812-31.45%11.15
Schleicher County2,619-25.24%10.39
Jeff Davis County2,336-0.34%9.27
Dickens County2,197-10.22%8.72
Menard County2,174-2.51%8.62
Culberson County2,125-11.57%8.43
Oldham County2,1002.44%8.33
Edwards County1,980-0.95%7.85
Armstrong County1,9030.05%7.55
Briscoe County1,614-1.16%6.40
Irion County1,576-1.93%6.25
Throckmorton County1,495-8.79%5.93
Glasscock County1,44517.29%5.73
Cottle County1,430-5.42%5.67
Stonewall County1,346-10.03%5.34
Sterling County1,26511.26%5.02
Motley County1,136-5.73%4.51
Foard County1,083-19.42%4.30
Kent County8342.71%3.31
McMullen County7677.88%3.04
Roberts County766-17.10%3.04
Terrell County708-29.97%2.81
Borden County6683.41%2.65
Kenedy County338-18.94%1.34
King County264-8.33%1.05
Loving County211151.19%0.84