With a population of 27,695,284, Texas is the 2nd most populous state in the USA. Also known as The Lone Star State, Texas is the 2nd largest state in the USA. Austin is the capital while Houston is the largest city of Texas.
An increment of 5.2% was noted in the population of Texas in the time frame of 2010-2014. This notable increase in the population of Texas can be justified with the fact that it has the fastest growing illegal immigration rate in the United States.
In 2010, the total gross state product of Texas was $1.207 trillion and was ranked 2nd in the United States. Back in 2009, the per capita income of Texas was $36,484 and was ranked 29th in the United States.
Back in April 2013, the unemployment rate of Texas was 6.4%. Texas is a mineral state and is widely producing oil, natural gas, helium, gypsum, sulfur, salt and natural-gas liquids. Manufacturing also plays an important part in the economy of Texas as it is a large manufacturer of chemical products, machinery, fabricated materials and transportation materials.
When it comes to agriculture, Texas is considered as one of the important states of the USA. It leads the country in the production of cotton, cattle and cottonseed. The leading crops of Texas are sorghum, vegetables, citrus, rice and cotton lint. Fishing also plays a key role in the economy of Texas, with oysters, shrimps, and menhaden the leading catches of the fish industry of Texas.