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  • Full time Realtor.

  • Minimum of five years experience.

  • Holders of advanced, industry recognized designations.

  • Informative web site.

  • Daily response to emails.

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General Facts

For Texas

Texas real estate - homes for sale
 
Medium Household Income: $ 42,132
Income (w/ Children): $ 59,489
Population: 19,759,614
Land Area: 216,914 Square Miles
Population Density: 75 Persons per Square Mile
Nickname: Lone Star State
Capital: Austin
Date of Statehood: December 29, 1845
State Bird: Mockingbird
State Flower: Bluebonnet
State Tree: Pecan

  

Texas is located in the West South Central states of the United States. It borders Mexico on the southwest and the Gulf of Mexico on the southeast. To the west is New Mexico, to the north and northeast lie Oklahoma and Arkansas, and Louisiana bounds Texas on the east. Austin is the capital of Texas. Houston is the largest city.

Texas is the size of Ohio, Indiana, and all the New England and Middle Atlantic states combined, and its vast area encompasses forests, mountains, deserts and dry plains, and a long, humid, subtropical coastal lowland. Texas’s wealth of mineral resources is almost unequaled among the other states. Its rapid economic development stimulated by these resources and its vast size have made Texas an American legend. Oil wells, chemicals, ranches, and cattle have played a major part in that legend.

For more than 100 years, Texas was part of the Spanish empire in America. When Mexico gained its independence from Spain in 1821, Texas was for a while joined to Mexico. The section from San Antonio southward retains the flavor of the Hispano-Mexican period in its architecture, foods, and festivals.

The name Texas is derived from tejas or teyas, the rendering by the Spanish in the mid-16th century of the Caddo people’s word for friends or allies. It gradually became used to denote the region north of the Río Grande and east of New Mexico, and was officially applied as Texas when the area was organized as a republic in 1836. Texas was an independent republic until it joined the Union on December 29, 1845, as the 28th state. Its single-star flag dates from its independent period and has given Texas the nickname the Lone Star State.

Texas is the second largest state in the nation, after Alaska, and has an area of 267,277 square miles, including 4,959 square miles of inland water and 404 square miles of coastal water over which it has jurisdiction. Extending for about 770 miles from east to west and for about 800 miles from north to south, the state comprises about 7 percent of the land area of the United States. The mean elevation is about 1,700 feet.

Texas has a coastline of 367 miles along the Gulf of Mexico. However, long narrow islands called barrier islands extend along most of the coast; if the shoreline of all the islands and bays is taken into account, the coastline is more than 3,300 miles long. Between most of the barrier islands and the mainland are shallow lagoons. The largest island along the coast is dune-filled Padre Island, most of which has been made a National Seashore.

Eastern Texas has a humid subtropical climate, while a semiarid low latitude climate prevails in central areas, and an arid low latitude climate in the extreme west. Along the coast the climate is much milder, with fewer extremes in temperatures. Hurricanes sometimes hit the coastal areas of Texas from late July through September, and tornadoes are common in north-central Texas in April and May.

Summers are hot throughout the state, and temperatures exceeding 95° are relatively common. Average July temperatures range from 82° to 86° over most of Texas. Winters are generally mild, except in the extreme northern parts of the state. The coldest winter weather is brought by north winds, called Northers, that sweep down the Great Plains. The winds get warmer as they pass over the state, however, and by the time they reach the coast, temperatures are generally above freezing. Average January temperatures range from 60° in the extreme south to 34° in the northern Panhandle.