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Texas Celebrates 176th Anniversary of Statehood (1845): Dec. 29, 2021
Posted 12/29/2021

United States Census Bureau

Texas 176th Anniversary of Statehood (1845):
December 29, 2021

 

 

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Texas joined the Union on December 29, 1845, as the 28th state.

 

 

 
 

Nickname: "The Lone Star State"
State Motto: "Friendship"
State Bird: Northern mockingbird
State Large Mammal: Longhorn
State Small Mammal: Armadillo
State Reptile: Texas horned lizard
State Flower: Bluebonnet
State Fruit: Texas red grapefruit
State Folk Dance: Square dance
State Footwear: Cowboy boot
State Gem: Texas blue topaz
State Hat: Cowboy hat
State Music: Western swing
State Sport: Rodeo

 
 
 

Texas was originally part of Mexico, achieving independence as the Republic of Texas in 1836. The United States acquired the area of Texas through annexation and Texas was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1845, as the 28th state. At the time of statehood, Texas included part of present-day Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. Texas sold territory to the United States in 1850 to assume generally the same boundary as the present state, but there were some subsequent revisions. In 1896, the Supreme Court ruled the Texas claim to the Greer County area in southwest Oklahoma to be invalid, and the area was officially deemed to be part of Oklahoma. An additional boundary dispute with Oklahoma was settled in 1930 by adding a narrow strip of territory to Texas. As the Rio Grande has changed its course, the United States and the Republic of Mexico have made periodic adjustments to their boundary that affected the boundary of Texas.

 

 

 
 

Census data for Texas are available beginning with the 1850 census.

 

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Did You Know?

 

 

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Texas has a land area of 261,193.9 square miles and a water area of 7,330.9 square miles. It is the 2nd largest state by area. Texas is bordered by New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

 

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The following facts are available thanks to the public’s invaluable participation in U.S. Census Bureau surveys. We appreciate the information shared by each respondent as we continuously count and measure America’s people, places, and economy.

 

30.8%

The percentage of people in Texas who have obtained at least a bachelor's degree 

 

 

$64,034

The median household income in Texas

 

61.7%

The percentage of the labor force in Texas who are employed

 

 

 

2020 Census: The Population of Texas

 

Texas 2020 population: 29,145,505; up 15.9% from 2010

The number of people living in Texas was 29,145,505 as of April 1, 2020, an increase of 15.9% since the 2010 Census. View Texas’ population change by decade.

 

 

Texas Population

 

 

Texas Added Almost 4 Million People in Last Decade

Bluebonnet flowers, the state flower of Texas

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
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