Population of Counties in Texas (2022)

There are 254 counties in Texas.

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 2022 Population Growth Since 2010 Density (mi²)
Anderson County57,018-2.52%53.66
Andrews County20,78739.99%13.85
Angelina County86,430-0.55%108.34
Aransas County23,7022.25%94.02
Archer County8,112-11.03%8.98
Armstrong County1,9110.47%2.10
Atascosa County53,64619.31%43.99
Austin County30,2336.59%46.76
Bailey County6,955-2.78%8.41
Bandera County24,07217.09%30.43
Bastrop County95,10727.88%107.08
Baylor County3,317-10.54%3.82
Bee County32,8593.12%37.33
Bell County385,50523.22%366.79
Bexar County2,070,66020.19%1,670.05
Blanco County12,78021.74%18.02
Borden County6754.49%0.75
Bosque County18,8533.20%19.18
Bowie County91,916-0.78%103.86
Brazoria County390,39524.16%287.52
Brazos County239,50122.40%409.02
Brewster County8,996-2.83%1.45
Briscoe County1,6480.92%1.83
Brooks County7,075-1.85%7.50
Brown County37,996-0.21%40.23
Burleson County18,7678.88%28.48
Burnet County50,58818.30%50.88
Caldwell County45,17318.48%82.85
Calhoun County20,648-3.12%40.74
Callahan County13,8022.15%15.35
Cameron County426,2354.56%478.34
Camp County13,4278.30%68.57
Carson County5,683-7.77%6.18
Cass County29,786-2.20%31.79
Castro County7,356-9.48%8.22
Chambers County48,66737.26%81.50
Cherokee County53,4414.91%50.75
Childress County7,2792.96%10.45
Clay County10,540-1.83%9.68
Cochran County2,919-7.24%3.77
Coke County3,4834.94%3.82
Coleman County7,599-14.33%6.02
Collin County1,126,00042.96%1,338.40
Collingsworth County2,854-6.55%3.11
Colorado County22,0575.68%22.97
Comal County180,41365.05%322.45
Comanche County13,920-0.24%14.84
Concho County2,855-30.40%2.90
Cooke County43,51613.11%49.74
Coryell County79,5815.19%75.63
Cottle County1,446-4.37%1.61
Crane County4,92312.35%6.27
Crockett County3,539-4.38%1.26
Crosby County5,656-6.14%6.28
Culberson County2,102-12.53%0.55
Dallam County7,2397.29%4.82
Dallas County2,654,01011.84%3,039.92
Dawson County13,097-5.27%14.55
Deaf Smith County18,051-7.27%12.06
Delta County5,3281.64%20.75
Denton County972,60545.87%1,107.11
DeWitt County20,3221.34%22.36
Dickens County2,190-10.50%2.43
Dimmit County9,911-1.31%7.46
Donley County3,167-15.18%3.42
Duval County11,187-4.58%6.24
Eastland County18,483-0.60%19.95
Ector County179,01230.59%199.41
Edwards County2,0040.25%0.95
Ellis County202,28634.53%216.20
El Paso County846,4775.34%835.73
Erath County44,12316.38%40.74
Falls County17,495-2.21%22.85
Fannin County36,5017.61%40.97
Fayette County25,5504.05%26.89
Fisher County3,857-2.58%4.29
Floyd County5,499-14.12%5.54
Foard County1,047-22.10%1.49
Fort Bend County882,50949.51%1,023.99
Franklin County10,566-0.39%37.15
Freestone County19,501-1.53%22.22
Frio County20,59119.33%18.17
Gaines County23,50833.66%15.65
Galveston County354,98221.37%936.76
Garza County6,187-4.33%6.93
Gillespie County27,84611.95%26.31
Glasscock County1,46318.75%1.63
Goliad County7,8688.99%9.23
Gonzales County21,0056.10%19.69
Gray County21,391-4.80%23.10
Grayson County143,48718.55%153.82
Gregg County126,0273.31%461.01
Grimes County30,64715.15%38.92
Guadalupe County177,56033.92%249.64
Hale County32,731-9.75%32.58
Hall County2,781-17.21%3.15
Hamilton County8,413-0.61%10.06
Hansford County5,186-7.38%5.64
Hardeman County3,945-5.15%5.68
Hardin County59,0877.85%66.35
Harris County4,813,16017.17%2,823.21
Harrison County66,4601.06%73.85
Hartley County5,471-9.78%3.74
Haskell County5,535-5.85%6.13
Hays County252,64659.69%372.64
Hemphill County3,741-1.42%4.13
Henderson County84,6397.59%96.87
Hidalgo County887,93413.96%565.24
Hill County38,1018.41%39.74
Hockley County23,1711.39%25.51
Hood County66,04128.82%157.00
Hopkins County38,1228.28%49.69
Houston County22,668-4.28%18.41
Howard County38,88111.11%43.16
Hudspeth County5,18049.19%1.13
Hunt County104,55821.07%124.43
Hutchinson County20,395-8.19%22.98
Irion County1,596-0.68%1.52
Jack County9,2652.90%10.17
Jackson County14,5383.17%17.53
Jasper County34,809-2.71%37.08
Jeff Davis County2,3670.98%1.05
Jefferson County246,558-2.34%281.36
Jim Hogg County5,224-1.19%4.60
Jim Wells County39,660-3.02%45.84
Johnson County189,90525.55%262.02
Jones County20,7342.45%22.33
Karnes County15,4243.59%20.63
Kaufman County159,77953.82%204.66
Kendall County52,91557.54%79.88
Kenedy County305-26.86%0.21
Kent County8707.14%0.96
Kerr County53,1557.07%48.18
Kimble County4,334-5.80%3.46
King County260-9.72%0.29
Kinney County3,5920.06%2.64
Kleberg County30,554-4.63%34.67
Knox County3,670-1.42%4.31
Lamar County50,2490.86%55.39
Lamb County12,263-12.36%12.07
Lampasas County22,31012.89%31.30
La Salle County7,6019.95%5.11
Lavaca County20,2745.29%20.91
Lee County17,6656.47%28.08
Leon County17,8366.66%16.62
Liberty County95,47025.85%82.41
Limestone County23,7190.97%26.20
Lipscomb County2,906-11.48%3.12
Live Oak County12,3847.17%11.91
Llano County22,38015.74%23.96
Loving County232176.19%0.35
Lubbock County319,39513.95%356.63
Lynn County6,2605.85%7.02
McCulloch County7,990-2.93%7.50
McLennan County263,90411.86%254.46
McMullen County7799.56%0.68
Madison County14,0472.24%30.14
Marion County9,671-7.76%25.39
Martin County6,04125.62%6.60
Mason County4,3197.71%4.65
Matagorda County36,8740.45%33.74
Maverick County60,06010.34%46.94
Medina County53,75016.56%40.56
Menard County2,192-1.70%2.43
Midland County189,81338.58%210.84
Milam County24,157-2.12%23.76
Mills County4,843-2.52%6.47
Mitchell County8,605-8.57%9.44
Montague County20,5204.07%22.04
Montgomery County660,25443.78%633.69
Moore County20,511-6.79%22.80
Morris County12,643-2.14%50.17
Motley County1,104-8.38%1.12
Nacogdoches County65,3331.00%69.02
Navarro County51,8448.30%51.35
Newton County13,127-9.14%14.06
Nolan County14,459-5.15%15.85
Nueces County363,0986.72%433.13
Ochiltree County9,746-4.18%10.62
Oldham County2,0942.15%1.40
Orange County83,1621.40%249.15
Palo Pinto County30,1347.26%31.66
Panola County23,350-1.78%28.78
Parker County157,30234.08%174.11
Parmer County9,263-9.76%10.52
Pecos County16,1654.14%3.39
Polk County55,54722.23%52.55
Potter County113,527-6.46%124.98
Presidio County6,248-20.66%1.62
Rains County13,61524.76%59.34
Randall County143,77918.65%157.67
Reagan County4,18824.90%3.56
Real County3,3771.66%4.83
Red River County11,663-9.41%11.17
Reeves County17,36525.52%6.59
Refugio County6,792-7.91%8.82
Roberts County722-21.86%0.78
Robertson County16,6390.51%19.45
Rockwall County118,02249.55%928.53
Runnels County10,5220.13%10.01
Rusk County54,7212.55%59.22
Sabine County10,440-3.96%21.25
San Augustine County8,186-7.54%15.43
San Jacinto County29,28510.62%51.45
San Patricio County66,9073.84%96.49
San Saba County6,040-1.53%5.32
Schleicher County2,532-27.72%1.93
Scurry County16,376-3.26%18.09
Shackelford County3,292-2.69%3.60
Shelby County25,175-1.11%31.64
Sherman County2,785-7.93%3.02
Smith County241,75714.90%262.35
Somervell County9,42210.85%50.53
Starr County65,7857.61%53.78
Stephens County9,249-3.86%10.31
Sterling County1,25210.11%1.36
Stonewall County1,344-10.16%1.47
Sutton County3,848-5.27%2.65
Swisher County7,349-7.19%8.26
Tarrant County2,165,72019.16%2,507.73
Taylor County140,2546.39%153.19
Terrell County674-33.33%0.29
Terry County12,316-2.89%13.86
Throckmorton County1,492-8.97%1.63
Titus County32,7711.09%80.71
Tom Green County122,75810.91%80.66
Travis County1,356,10031.60%1,367.40
Trinity County14,540-1.28%20.96
Tyler County21,8610.45%23.65
Upshur County43,47510.41%74.58
Upton County3,71711.35%2.99
Uvalde County26,6030.61%17.14
Val Verde County49,1360.34%15.62
Van Zandt County58,46211.19%69.39
Victoria County92,7026.70%105.09
Walker County72,4766.21%92.42
Waller County60,44838.90%117.76
Ward County12,86521.44%15.40
Washington County37,0409.88%61.33
Webb County281,24811.89%83.67
Wharton County41,7271.08%38.42
Wheeler County4,750-11.82%5.19
Wichita County133,4991.29%212.65
Wilbarger County12,745-5.66%13.13
Willacy County21,082-5.14%35.70
Williamson County662,81555.49%592.68
Wilson County53,69224.72%66.80
Winkler County8,70622.88%10.35
Wise County75,08427.01%83.02
Wood County46,68511.22%72.35
Yoakum County9,08215.68%11.36
Young County18,082-2.38%19.77
Zapata County14,2691.29%14.29
Zavala County11,453-2.35%8.83