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Profiles of Texas

Profiles of Texas is designed to provide just the right data and insight into the make up of the state of Texas. It provides the detail and demographic information that researchers or grant writers need and can also act as curriculum support for high school and college research papers. This data provides the critical information that can mean success in projects whether in community or government grants and funding or political science, sociology, history, civics and current events and more.

About Texas: Facts & Photos

This 4-color chapter provides a real sense of the state from a variety of historical and physical vantage points. It includes Texas history and geography, plus a photo gallery that includes not only sights unique to the state, but also its state flag, seal, motto, bird, flower, and more. This chapter also includes a timeline of political and newsworthy events from Texas’s founding to the present day.

Government: A State Guide

This is an important and detailed look at the history and structure of Texas’s government, including discussion of the state’s legislative, judicial and executive branches and various types of local government. The chapter ends with a map of Texas’s 36 US Congressional Districts.

Demographic Maps

The charts and maps inform the reader about the state’s diverse population: where its citizen’s live, ethnic make-up of communities, home values, education levels, population size, age and more.


This chapter explores Texas’s physical features, natural resources, federal land, and Indian reservations, including a satellite view of the state. In addition to providing a visual sense of the state, this data contributes to a better understanding of settlement patterns, economic development, and state resources that are vital for the state’s continued growth.


This is a detailed look at Texas’s energy needs, uses and available resources—including petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity and renewable energy.


This section starts with a summary of Texas’s climate, which is followed by three colorful climate maps and profiles of both National and Cooperative Weather Stations. In addition, there are Weather Station Rankings with hundreds of interesting details, such the highest annual snowfall—reported at 21.6 inches at Borger.

Comparative Statistics for Texas’ 100 Largest Communities

This chapter makes it easy to compare statistics for Texas’s 100 largest communities by dozens of data points, including density of people per square mile, land area, population size, ethnic percentages, household size, education level and much more. This is a treasure trove of data for grant writers, government researchers and demographers.

Rankings by Category of Texas Towns and Cities  

Arranged by dozens of interesting categories, this section includes tables that rank 1-150 of the top ranked and 1-150 of the bottom ranked communities with population over 2,500. Explore everything from places at highest elevation, to lowest elevation. Employment, household income, population size and many more rankings are included in this wide ranging chapter.


This section begins with an Educational State Profile, summarizing number of schools, students, diplomas granted and educational dollars spent. Following the state profile are School District Rankings on 16 topics ranging from Teacher/ Student Ratios to High School Drop-Out Rates.

Statistical Profiles of Places & Counties in Texas

This section, organized by county, gives detailed profiles which bring together all the data points into a single profile for place based on Census 2010 and updated data from the American Community Survey. We have added current government statistics and original research, so that these profiles pull together statistical and descriptive information on every Census-recognized place in each state.

 Index of Country and Place Names

This index makes it easy to find the specific profile for a specific place name.

Profiles of Texas goes beyond Census statistics, beyond metro area coverage, beyond the 100 best places to live. Drawn from official census information, other government statistics and original research, researchers will have data available nowhere else in one single source. Now in its 6th edition, this guide remains a remarkable compilation that offers overviews and insights into each corner of Texas.

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