How BIG is BIG in Texas?

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

When you think of Texas

Think Big

 

  • Texas is the 2nd largest state in the United States with a projected population of 334,233,854 for the entire United States:  Source: News. The U.S. Census Bureau projected the U.S. population will be 334,233,854 on January 1, 2023. 

  • The University of TX at Austin is the 3rd largest land owner in the USA

  • The DFW International Airport is bigger than all of Mannahattan

  • San Antonio is bigger than New York City & Detroit combined

  • Houston has a bigger population than Colorado & 34 other states

  • 5 of the largest cities in the US include: Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio

  • In 2023 the fastest growing cities in the USA Texas took four spots

  • The 4 biggest cities in 2023 in TX are: Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin

  • In 2023 Dallas-Fort Worth is the #1 City for people moving to Texas


What Drives People to Texas?

  • Jobs and Relocation
  • The Weather
  • No State Income Tax
  • Football & Professional Sports
  • Schools
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Schools
  • Housing Costs

Why Choose Dallas-Fort Worth?

  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Dallas Stars
  • Dallas Rangers
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Dallas Wings
  • Dallas Arboretum
  • Dallas Zoo
  • Trinity River Audubon
  • Six Flags Over Texas
  • Fort Worth Japanese Gardens
  • Fort Worth Stockyards
  • Fort Worth Zoo
  • Fort Worth Museums
  • Fort Worth Rodeo
  • Fort Worth Billy Bobs Texas Honky Tonk
  • Fort Worth Botanical Gardens
  • Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth
  • Texas Motor Speedway
  • Texas Vineyards & Wineries
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PATRICIA FEAGER, REALTOR®
DFW FINE PROPERTIES
3575 LONE STAR CIRCLE SUITE 315
FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76177

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MBA (University of Dallas)
BA
(Bachelors of Arts & Science)
Paralegal (Southeastern Career Institute)
Associates (3) (College of Lake County)
KU (University of Kansas)

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CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
SRES (Certified Senior Residential Specialist)
PSA (Certified Pricing Strategies; Mastering the CMA)
CRS (Certified Military Relocation Specialist)
RENE (Real Estte Negotitions Expert)

"With self-discipline most anything is possible." --- Theodore Roosevelt 

 

 

 

  

Comments (17)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Patricia- I am Texas born and bred and love the stats you shared. Consider me Texas Proud!!!

Jun 05, 2023 07:20 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Hi Patricia, I agree Texas is BIG and GOOD! I saw one of your bullet points said "5 of the largest cities in the US include: Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio". Would you explain what that means? Phoenix is the fifth largest city in the US population wise. Hey Arizona has the Grand Canyon! Jeff 😀

Jun 05, 2023 09:47 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI 

Source: https://www.moving.com/tips/largest-cities-in-us/

" Aside from Houston, a number of other cities in Texas are highly populous. Dallas and San Antonio each have populations of more than a million, while Fort Worth, Austin, and El Paso each have well over 500,000 residents. Fort Worth also had the highest growth rate of the cities in Texas at 2.34%."

 

Here are the top 300 largest U.S. cities by population. This information was updated in May 2023 by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1. NY, NY
2. LA, CA
3. Chicago, IL
4. Houston, TX
5. Phoenix, AZ
6. Philadelphia, PA
7. San Antonio, TX
8. San Diego, CA
9. Dallas, TX
10. Austin, TX
11. Jacksonville, FL
12. San Jose, CA
13. Fort Worth, TX

 

 

Jun 06, 2023 01:19 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

That is the Texas I remember growing up with now lets compare California, I bet you our Taxes are bigger than yours:))) Endre

Jun 05, 2023 10:20 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

p.s.: I guess that is something not to brag about right????Endre

Jun 05, 2023 10:20 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Endre Barath, Jr. - I would not place a bet that CA taxes are bigger than TX.

News Update as of 6/5/2023: "Governor Greg Abbott wants to slash school property taxes 29% and eventually eliminate them!"

Jun 06, 2023 01:22 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kathy Streib - I did not know you were "Texas born and bred." One thing I learned over  the 26 years I've lived in Texas, Native Born Texans are very, very, very PROUD of their heritage. 

 

Jun 06, 2023 01:36 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Sheila... I used to travel to Texas frequently when in the corporate world. We had very good friends (in fact, my husband's oldest childhood friend) who lived in Dallas, which used to take us there from time to time. Once they retired and moved to Florida, we had no more reason to travel to Texas. One year (many years ago) I did a huge car tour of Texas. 

Jun 06, 2023 05:08 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Texas is definitely big! I remember one of my business trips in Texas and someone said a restaurant was "right down the road" - 20 minutes later we're still on our way. Haha.

It's so interesting seeing population numbers. In all of Montana we only have 1.1M - but we're not the smallest! Wyoming is, and the Dakotas have fewer people than we do. And some other states do also.

Jun 06, 2023 05:15 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Great stats and yes Texas is big as the old statement I heard years ago "Everything is big in Texas."

Jun 06, 2023 05:27 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - Hey there, this is Patricia, not Sheila (LOL) - No problem. 

Dallas has changed a lot and in many ways it hasn't. I remember moving here that first year in 1997, and there were people from the office who always found something to do and invite me to go with them. It was the first time in my life, I found myself eating out more in restaurants, and not just for special occasions. 

Then when I got started in real estate, I figured out quickly that the way for a Mortgage Lender and/or Title Company got to get to the heart of the a real estate agent to use them in business was to feed them! 

Rarely, do I get invitations to eat out anymore, and I am not sorry. But if it was for friends sake, I'd be there with invisible bells on my toes!

Jun 06, 2023 05:45 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Nina Hollander, Broker 

It's okay. At least you didn't call me Paul. There is a lady here on AR who keeps calling me Paul!

I knew it was a mistake. No problem. 

Jun 06, 2023 06:18 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP sorry about that, Patricia. I don't know what happened. I don't even know a Sheila in my day to day life.

Jun 06, 2023 05:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP now that cracked me up, Patricia! At least she should call you Paula!

Jun 06, 2023 06:38 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kat Palmiotti - I remember moving to Texas and when I received business invitations to go out for dinner or lunch, the question was always: Which Mexican Restaurant do you prefer? 

I was always stumped by that question and never really had an answer. Before moving to TX, I never had Mexican food, nor did I know there was a difference between Mexican food and Tex-Mex. 

I don't think we can count on accurate population counts now because of all the people moving all over the United States! Those numbers must be changing daily!

I never thought of Montana as being too big or too small. For me, it was just right! I am glad to know it is just right for you too!

Jun 06, 2023 05:51 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Leanne Smith - the day I moved to Texas and drove my car from my previous home to TX for my new job, I thought I would never arrive! Then, shortly after joining AR and I found out RainCamp was being held in Houston, I registered and drove my car. The next few times I had to go to Houston for business, I flew by plane! 

People can be fooled by how things look on a map versus actually driving.

Have a great day!

Jun 06, 2023 06:16 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia, Texas is bigger than many countries.  Texas is known for "BIG"

Jun 06, 2023 07:59 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Patricia,
Those are some very interesting statistics. I learned one thing about Texas when I was driving through in 2021: Once you get into Texas, it takes a long time to get out. LOL 

Jun 06, 2023 10:06 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Carol Williams - Driving across Texas is like the road of no return. I used to drive to  from Northern, IL to Maine for five years leaving the first day in June and coming back Labor Day weekend. Each time, I was the only driver. It was never as long of a commute as it was for me after I moved to TX driving to Padre Island from DFW when I drove by myself and took solo vacations. I was younger then. It isn't going to happen again. That drive is crazy, long, and unpredictable. It is easy to fall asleep behind the wheel too and that is why I quit. 

Jun 06, 2023 10:46 AM
Carol Williams

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Thankfully, I don't have the problem of falling asleep. I listen to a lot of audiobooks and podcasts when I am on the open road. I'm sure; however, there will come a time I don't feel comfortable in some of the heavy-traffic cities like Houston, Los Angeles, and many others.  I'm doing it while I feel comfortable doing so. 😊

Jun 06, 2023 12:00 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - BIG in Texas is no exaggeration! The last time I drove to Houston, I rented a car. After that, I booked a flight. I need to be in San Antonio this fall. You bet I'm going to book a flight there and rent a car too.  

Jun 06, 2023 10:48 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Patricia,

Love all the stats! I moved to Austin in 1981 but when my ex-husband was a Navy flight instructor we were stationed in Beeville Texas. My daughter was born there so is a native Texan! I love Texas, its culture, people, entrepreneurial spirit, love and pride of their state and YES everything is BIG in Texas!

Jun 08, 2023 01:12 PM