We’ve all heard the saying “Everything’s bigger in Texas” — and we’re here to show you that it’s true.
The Lone Star State is home to nearly 26.5 million people, or 8.4% of the total U.S. population. Most of this population is concentrated around cities including Houston, Dallas, and Austin.
Texas contains a major portion of the U.S. economy. Its total Gross Domestic Product is $1.43 trillion, which is approximately 8.5% of the entire U.S. GDP.
Although Texas is primarily known for its oil, it is also the leader in wind power development, and has a large aerospace and aviation industry. Fifty-two Fortune 500 companies including ExxonMobil, AT&T, and American Airlines are headquartered in Texas.
There are 1.65 million undocumented immigrants in Texas. That's more than the entire population of Philadelphia.
There's a high school football stadium that cost 1,176 times as much as the U.S. median household income... and now it's going to close.
The total weight of catfish consumed in Texas annually is more than the weight of 6 and a half Eiffel Towers.
Texas' Gross Domestic Product is $1.43 trillion.
It has a larger GDP than Spain (13th with $US1.34 trillion), South Korea (14th with $US1.304 trillion), and Mexico (15th with $US1.26 trillion).
Even crazier, Texas' GDP is 2/3 of Russia's GDP (8th with $US2.096 trillion).
Source: World Bank
Texas is often portrayed as super Republican by the media. However, 41.4% of the voters voted for Obama in 2012. That's 3,294,440 million people.
The population of Connecticut is approximately 3,596,080.
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