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Things About Texas You Might Not Know

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Things About Texas You Might Not Know:

u The triangular region framed in by the cities of Austin, Dallas–Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio is experiencing a wave of growth of historic proportions more than anywhere in the world.

u In 2020, the population of the Texas Triangle reached nearly 21 million.

u The Texas Triangle contains five of the 20 largest cities in the U.S., and was home to more than 70% of all Texans: City of Dallas, City of Fort Worth, City of Austin, City of Houston and City of San Antonio.

u The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is bigger than all of Manhattan.

u The University of Texas at Austin is the third largest land owner in the United States.

u San Antonio is bigger than New York City and Detroit combined.

u Four of the top ten metro statistical areas are in Texas.

u No state income tax.

u Dallas is home to the fourth most BILLIONAIRES in the world.

u At 2.4 TRILLION, Texas is ranked as the 9th largest economy among nations of the world by GDP, ahead of Canada, South Korea, Russia, and Australia.

u Austin is home to the roughly1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats from late spring to early fall. During this time, locals and visitors gather around the Congress Avenue Bridge to view the spectacular site of thousands of bats flying out nightly to find their next meal.

Since 1985 the unofficial slogan of the Lone Star State is "Don't Mess With Texas."

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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Dorie, for sharing this interesting report.

A number of our friends and family members have relocated to Texas.

Apr 17, 2024 08:18 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

What City in Texas did they move to Roy Kelley ?

Apr 17, 2024 09:03 AM
Roy Kelley

A nephew and his family live in Forney, near Dallas. 

An agent from our office moved to Irving. 

A friend moved to Leander.

And, there are many others.

Apr 17, 2024 09:24 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Fun facts, and very interesting how much growth in such a small area. I was amazed about the airport size.

Apr 17, 2024 08:29 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It's crazy Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 

Apr 17, 2024 09:03 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 Dorie,
Those are some interesting and surprising things about Texas.

Apr 17, 2024 08:43 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thought it would be fun to offer up some people might not know Carol Williams 

Apr 17, 2024 09:04 AM
Carol Williams

Every state has some special uniqueness, don't they Dorie Dillard Austin TX ?

Apr 17, 2024 09:21 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Dorie and that many people in the triangle area, I did not know.  Always learning from you.


Apr 17, 2024 09:14 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It's kind of fun to delve into what is going on your state Will Hamm !

Apr 17, 2024 09:46 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Dorie Dillard Austin TX The airport is bigger than Manhattan>wow, that is a shocker 

Apr 17, 2024 09:30 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Right  Hannah Williams 

Apr 17, 2024 09:46 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Dorie, This is great information to share about our great State of Texas. I knew our Triangular Region has grown considerably over the years, but I had no idea that my own San Antonio was bigger than NYC and Detroit combined. 

Apr 17, 2024 10:52 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Isn't that amazing Jerry Newman !

Apr 17, 2024 05:31 PM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

I like Dallas, but aren't there a lot of Cowboys fans there ??   :-)

Apr 17, 2024 10:58 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

There sure are Michael Elliott ..they are all over Texas!!!! LOL!

Apr 17, 2024 05:31 PM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Interesting stats, Dorie. 

Indulging in a massive steak dinner with Houston friends, the colossal wok-sized cut left me feeling like I might burst.  😁

Apr 17, 2024 11:34 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

OMG Aura Alex ..that is a roast!! LOL!

Apr 17, 2024 05:32 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

The last time I was in Dallas was in 2005.  It was very large then, so I can only imagine how big it looks now.

Apr 17, 2024 01:34 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

You would not recognize it Myrl Jeffcoat !!

Apr 17, 2024 05:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dorie- you know I love hearing all things Texas-related!!! Larry and I were amazed at how much the Houston area had grown when we returned in 2019!   

Apr 17, 2024 01:38 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It is amazing Kathy Streib but it's all about jobs and we have them!

Apr 17, 2024 05:33 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I have been to TX a couple of times on business, and it seemed to go forever. The Grand Prairie area of Dallas.

Apr 17, 2024 02:32 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Texas is a huge State..it does feel like it goes on forever Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 

Apr 17, 2024 05:34 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie I did not know most of things about Texas on your list.  Very interesting.

Apr 17, 2024 03:23 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It is eye opening George Souto 

Apr 17, 2024 05:34 PM
Reputable Realty - Apple Valley, CA
...Marketing your home like no one else will.

I learned new things and the bats were not cooperating when my nephew went to see them last week.

Apr 17, 2024 06:24 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved your post and on a side note, this does not include all the "illegals":)Endre

Apr 17, 2024 10:20 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I learned some new things from your post about Texas and the population growth makes me wonder if Texas will try to become its own country again, haha.

Apr 18, 2024 04:58 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Dorie:

There are lots of eye openers in your post today  about Texas. I had no idea!

Have a great weekend!


Apr 19, 2024 07:26 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. I learn something new every day. All interesting facts, but the one about bats is especially interesting. Thanks. Enjoy your day.

Apr 20, 2024 05:47 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Great information including about the bats.  I know a lot of medical folks left CA and went to Texas.

Apr 21, 2024 05:35 AM