Population of Counties in Texas (2020)

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 2020 Population Growth Since 2010
Harris County4,767,54016.06%
Dallas County2,667,72012.45%
Tarrant County2,139,86017.74%
Bexar County2,040,46018.43%
Travis County1,290,69025.24%
Collin County1,072,65036.05%
Denton County906,53235.96%
Hidalgo County881,17113.08%
El Paso County841,1844.67%
Fort Bend County831,30240.84%
Montgomery County628,48336.86%
Williamson County608,26142.69%
Cameron County425,3624.34%
Brazoria County385,20022.50%
Bell County371,22418.66%
Nueces County364,7677.20%
Galveston County345,06217.98%
Lubbock County312,48611.48%
Webb County279,76611.29%
McLennan County261,52710.86%
Jefferson County251,821-0.25%
Hays County239,33951.28%
Smith County235,74312.04%
Brazos County233,13019.15%
Ellis County191,03627.04%
Midland County186,96236.48%
Johnson County179,88118.93%
Ector County172,02625.49%
Guadalupe County171,40029.26%
Comal County163,53949.67%
Parker County147,70525.89%
Kaufman County140,17634.93%
Randall County139,94715.48%
Grayson County139,54515.30%
Taylor County139,5285.84%
Wichita County132,3940.45%
Gregg County124,8752.37%
Tom Green County119,1897.69%
Potter County117,908-2.86%
Rockwall County108,21737.14%
Hunt County101,62517.64%
Bowie County95,0182.57%
Victoria County91,8995.78%
Liberty County91,35120.43%
Bastrop County91,31022.79%
Angelina County85,854-1.21%
Henderson County84,7757.83%
Orange County80,844-1.43%
Coryell County74,658-1.32%
Wise County73,18923.84%
Walker County72,6746.49%
Harrison County67,0982.02%
San Patricio County66,2332.80%
Nacogdoches County65,9351.93%
Hood County65,30327.38%
Starr County65,0416.37%
Maverick County59,0018.36%
Anderson County57,747-1.28%
Van Zandt County57,6539.63%
Hardin County57,3034.60%
Waller County56,80830.52%
Rusk County54,7102.53%
Kerr County53,5157.85%
Cherokee County53,4124.84%
Atascosa County52,79217.44%
Medina County52,34313.47%
Wilson County52,24221.33%
Polk County52,06114.55%
Navarro County51,1376.82%
Lamar County49,9900.34%
Val Verde County49,4320.92%
Burnet County49,31815.35%
Kendall County48,95545.63%
Wood County46,80511.49%
Caldwell County44,89117.73%
Chambers County44,56425.72%
Erath County43,61415.02%
Cooke County41,7548.53%
Upshur County41,4785.33%
Wharton County41,025-0.62%
Jim Wells County40,606-0.68%
Brown County38,032-0.12%
Hopkins County37,4446.36%
Hill County37,4246.48%
Howard County36,9815.68%
Fannin County36,7148.24%
Jasper County36,5162.07%
Matagorda County36,034-1.84%
Washington County35,5305.42%
Titus County33,4873.29%
Hale County33,402-7.91%
Bee County32,5632.20%
Kleberg County31,083-2.97%
Austin County30,4537.37%
Cass County30,397-0.19%
San Jacinto County29,67312.08%
Palo Pinto County29,4754.95%
Grimes County29,1269.43%
Gillespie County27,3529.90%
Uvalde County26,342-0.38%
Fayette County25,6954.62%
Shelby County25,6320.68%
Milam County25,4233.01%
Bandera County23,82415.86%
Limestone County23,5230.14%
Houston County23,275-1.71%
Panola County23,006-3.22%
Hockley County22,9500.43%
Llano County22,52816.52%
Tyler County22,0421.30%
Lampasas County21,84910.54%
Gray County21,443-4.57%
Gaines County21,43321.85%
Willacy County21,397-3.73%
Colorado County21,1951.55%
Calhoun County21,143-0.80%
Gonzales County20,8865.50%
Hutchinson County20,870-6.04%
Moore County20,699-5.94%
Aransas County20,482-11.65%
Frio County20,32017.74%
Lavaca County20,2925.39%
DeWitt County20,1450.45%
Freestone County20,1161.59%
Montague County19,9301.09%
Jones County19,747-2.42%
Bosque County19,4376.38%
Andrews County19,12228.78%
Burleson County19,03110.41%
Deaf Smith County18,578-4.56%
Eastland County18,282-1.68%
Young County18,179-1.85%
Robertson County17,4825.61%
Leon County17,3123.50%
Falls County17,199-3.89%
Lee County17,1543.39%
Scurry County16,590-2.00%
Reeves County16,49519.22%
Karnes County15,9186.91%
Pecos County15,7831.69%
Jackson County14,9866.35%
Trinity County14,8000.48%
Madison County14,7567.43%
Nolan County14,579-4.38%
Callahan County14,0463.94%
Zapata County14,004-0.59%
Comanche County13,508-3.19%
Newton County13,378-7.41%
Camp County13,3517.70%
Lamb County13,078-6.55%
Rains County12,97518.89%
Wilbarger County12,966-4.03%
Dawson County12,325-10.86%
Ward County12,31416.25%
Morris County12,255-5.15%
Live Oak County12,1284.95%
Red River County12,119-5.89%
Blanco County12,08014.94%
Zavala County12,0192.48%
Terry County11,945-5.81%
Duval County11,092-5.37%
Sabine County10,8850.11%
Franklin County10,7381.22%
Clay County10,378-3.34%
Dimmit County10,2321.88%
Runnels County10,036-4.53%
Parmer County10,000-2.57%
Ochiltree County9,721-4.41%
Stephens County9,6850.71%
Marion County9,638-8.10%
Somervell County9,35410.03%
Brewster County9,141-1.29%
Jack County8,887-1.33%
Archer County8,786-3.58%
Hamilton County8,6642.35%
Yoakum County8,64910.16%
Coleman County8,361-5.76%
San Augustine County8,112-8.38%
McCulloch County8,041-2.31%
Winkler County8,01213.05%
Mitchell County7,971-15.32%
Goliad County7,6566.05%
Castro County7,475-8.01%
La Salle County7,4597.88%
Swisher County7,424-6.24%
Childress County7,3113.41%
Dallam County7,1786.37%
Brooks County7,036-2.39%
Bailey County6,973-2.53%
Refugio County6,698-9.18%
Garza County6,6162.27%
Presidio County6,534-17.04%
Martin County6,13527.57%
San Saba County6,098-0.59%
Carson County5,995-2.73%
Lynn County5,9490.59%
Haskell County5,873-0.10%
Floyd County5,783-9.68%
Crosby County5,593-7.19%
Delta County5,4754.46%
Hansford County5,423-3.18%
Hartley County5,415-10.70%
Jim Hogg County5,254-0.64%
Hudspeth County5,18549.34%
Crane County4,95613.10%
Wheeler County4,921-8.65%
Mills County4,889-1.59%
Mason County4,43410.57%
Kimble County4,274-7.13%
Concho County4,2062.54%
Hardeman County3,838-7.72%
Reagan County3,82314.02%
Kinney County3,7514.48%
Fisher County3,709-6.64%
Upton County3,69110.58%
Sutton County3,678-9.45%
Baylor County3,628-2.16%
Knox County3,593-3.49%
Hemphill County3,585-5.53%
Real County3,5807.77%
Coke County3,5045.57%
Crockett County3,387-8.48%
Lipscomb County3,3130.91%
Donley County3,255-12.83%
Sherman County3,1554.30%
Shackelford County3,149-7.03%
Hall County2,966-11.70%
Collingsworth County2,930-4.06%
Cochran County2,802-10.96%
Schleicher County2,695-23.07%
Dickens County2,333-4.66%
Jeff Davis County2,214-5.55%
Menard County2,175-2.47%
Oldham County2,1675.71%
Culberson County2,138-11.06%
Armstrong County1,9140.63%
Edwards County1,902-4.85%
Irion County1,544-3.92%
Briscoe County1,512-7.35%
Throckmorton County1,507-8.05%
Glasscock County1,44417.21%
Cottle County1,405-7.08%
Sterling County1,33117.06%
Stonewall County1,312-12.30%
Motley County1,2443.24%
Foard County1,188-11.67%
Roberts County835-9.63%
Terrell County829-18.00%
McMullen County677-4.78%
Kent County658-18.97%
Borden County604-6.50%
Kenedy County48215.59%
King County253-12.15%
Loving County184119.05%