- Capital City: Austin
- Nickname: Lone Star State
- State Bird: Mockingbird
- State Flower: Bluebonnet
- State Song: “Texas Our Texas”
- State Tree: Pecan
- Top 5 fastest growing cities in Texas
- Population (2014): 26,956,958; Rank: 2 of 50
- Admission to Statehood: December 29, 1845 (28th State)
- Area: 268,601 sq. mi. (695,674 sq. km.), 2n
- Land: 261,914 sq. mi. (678,355 sq. km.), 2nd
- Water: 6,687 sq. mi. (17,319 sq. km.), 9th
- Coastline: 367 mi. (591 km.), 6th
- Shoreline: 3,359 mi. (5,406 km.), 7th
- Governing Document: Texas Constitution, 28th State
Learn about Texas government, geography, education, people, history and attractions at 50States.com.
Texas State Agencies
- Texas Department of Public Safety
- Learn how to get a Texas Driver License
- Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
- Learn how to register a vehicle in Texas
- Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
- Learn about state taxes and rates
If you’re after good weather, you found it. Texas is in the top 3 states with the best year-round weather. But it’s a big state and can be snowing up in the panhandle while it’s nice and warm in the valley.
Averages for our capital city, Austin, look something like this:
Annual High Temp: 79.8°
Annual Low Temp: 59°
Average Temp: 69.4°
Average Rainfall: 34.2”
Days per year with Sunshine: 229
- Days per year with Snow: Maybe a day.
To learn about the weather in your new city, visit the U.S. Climate Data web site.
(source: U.S. Climate Data)
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