Moving to Texas

Written by Alyssa Howard,

It's widely known that you don't mess with Texas. There's a reason for this. As one of the largest states, Texas is home to several major cities, large ranches and rugged plains.The lonestar state has more farmland, cattle products and wool produced than any other state. The state with a big footprint in the U.S. economy and geography also has a big reputation: It's known for it's cowboy fashions, unique cuisine and country music.

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Texas Compared to USA Averages
USA Texas
Population: 311,591,917 22,859,968
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 64.8%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 80.0%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 25.8%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.78
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 96.3
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 24.8
Average Home Price: $188,400 $123,500
Median Household Income: $51,914 $49,646
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 16.8%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 30/60/25

* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.


Key Facts About Texas
State Capital: Austin
Top 5 Cities: Houston
San Antonio
El Paso
Major Newspapers: Austin American-Statesman
Austin Chronicle
Dallas Morning News
El Paso Times
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Professional Sports Teams: MLB: Houston Astros,Texas Rangers
NFL: Houston Texans,Dallas Cowboys
NBA: Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks,
San Antonio Spurs
NHL:Dallas Stars

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