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Biggest Cities in Texas

Everything's bigger in Texas! There are 42 cities in Texas with a population over 100,000. How many can you name?
Source: 2023 U.S. Census estimates
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Last updated: May 18, 2024
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First submittedDecember 9, 2011
Times taken99,606
Average score50.0%
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Population
City
2,314,157
Houston
1,495,295
San Antonio
1,302,868
Dallas
979,882
Austin
978,468
Fort Worth
678,958
El Paso
398,431
Arlington
316,595
Corpus Christi
290,190
Plano
266,878
Lubbock
257,602
Laredo
254,373
Irving
243,470
Garland
225,007
Frisco
Population
City
213,509
McKinney
202,408
Amarillo
202,134
Grand Prairie
190,158
Brownsville
159,643
Killeen
158,349
Denton
147,317
Mesquite
146,716
Pasadena
146,593
McAllen
144,816
Waco
138,397
Midland
133,553
Lewisville
132,918
Carrollton
130,406
Round Rock
Population
City
129,043
Pearland
127,736
Abilene
125,192
College Station
117,435
Richardson
116,320
League City
115,743
Odessa
112,193
Beaumont
111,620
Allen
110,958
New Braunfels
110,327
Tyler
108,515
Sugar Land
108,248
Conroe
105,799
Edinburg
102,691
Wichita Falls
66 Comments
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Level 28
Dec 9, 2011
Good quiz.
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Level 63
Mar 11, 2014
I'm suprised that Galveston isn't on here. I'm not from Texas, but considering how often you hear about it you would think it'd be one of the biggest cities in the state.
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Level 60
Mar 13, 2014
Yeah, it's relatively small. Less than 50k.
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Level 70
Jul 7, 2018
The only time Galveston is in the news is when a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico is threatening to make landfall along the Texas shore. At the turn of the 20th century, it was well on its way to being a major city though, but... a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico made landfall on the Texas shore. It actually was the deadliest natural disaster in US history.
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Level 75
Oct 10, 2018
When visiting family in Texas we sometimes go there to buy fresh shrimp. It's located on an island in the Houston metro area, so not much chance for it to grow a lot.
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Level 89
Oct 13, 2018
It was (is) a major port on a small island, also lending it's name to Galveston Bay. The massive, sprawling mainland port areas are outlying areas within the city limits of Houston.
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Level 20
Jan 15, 2023
Galveston is not really that populated the reason you hear about it so much is because it is touristy and is famous for the Galveston hurricane.
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Level 66
Feb 2, 2024
You can blame the Hurricane of 1900 for that.
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Level 54
Jul 30, 2014
From houston and I only managed to get 10. I've lived here all my life and have never heard of some of these places.
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Level 53
Jan 21, 2022
ikr
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Level 29
Dec 27, 2015
I got 14/20 and I'm from Plano
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Level 28
May 9, 2016
16/20 and I live in Hawaii
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Level 83
Oct 12, 2016
Interesting how Pasadena CA is much better known, but actually smaller than Pasadena TX
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Level 35
Oct 22, 2016
Well they do have the rose bowl every year.
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Level 90
Nov 22, 2016
Yea but they do have Urban Cowboy.
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Level 72
Nov 22, 2016
Looks like it's way less glamour to be a suburb of Houston than a suburb of LA.
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Level 72
Apr 29, 2020
It was NAMED after Pasadena CA!
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Level 82
Nov 4, 2016
All three of the ones I missed were from Dallas-Fort Worth metro. Given I've spent a grand total of one night in downtown Dallas, I was fairly pleased with getting as many as I did from the area. It is interesting how much that area dominates this quiz, given the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area is only slightly larger than the Houston metro area (according to citypopulation.de Houston-Woodlands-Sugarland is 6.7 million compared to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington's 7.1 million).
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Level 72
Nov 22, 2016
It may be caused by the fact that, proper, Houston is nearly two times the size of Dallas. The Metroplex seems to be akin to Birmingham or Manchester (England), while the Houston urban area seems to be more like a metropole with one big core and a lot of way smaller suburbs that add up and more than double the population, like Paris, London, Milan, Seoul, Naples, Madrid, Colombo, Taipei, San Salvador...
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Level 66
Feb 2, 2024
I live in DFW and you got more than I did from there lol

DFW is just so big that I've never heard of suburbs on the opposite side

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Level 13
Nov 22, 2016
I do not live in Texas. I am also only 10 and got 100 percent. :) :P
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Level 72
Dec 14, 2016
Well, you did not lie, you're lvl 10 indeed.
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Level 14
Feb 13, 2017
i only had 3 left to do wow :( :0
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Level 8
May 23, 2017
How many quizzes do you have because i sure love them.
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Level 75
May 9, 2018
I can't believe Old Dime Box, Snook, Tunis, and North Zulch didn't make the list!
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Level 81
Apr 27, 2022
And Winters, Cut and Shoot, and Gun Barrel City
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Level 85
Jun 3, 2018
If you like this quiz, you might like Cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Level 75
Oct 10, 2018
I wonder if the almost 30,000 residents of Fort Hood are included in the population of Killeen.
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Level 53
May 18, 2024
they are not
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Level 49
Feb 15, 2019
I'm so smart that I actually (for some reason) started by typing in Texas...
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Level 40
Jul 17, 2019
Woah! I didn’t know Fort Worth was that high!
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Level 40
Jul 17, 2019
there are so many cities that I should have known XD
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Level 38
Sep 30, 2019
I put st allen instead of mcallen
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Level 76
Dec 13, 2019
I got McAllen but missed Austin
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Level 69
Jun 25, 2020
I always miss austin in quizez like this, except i got it right this time
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Level 55
Apr 18, 2020
got the entire first row+frisco, pasadena, and mcallen. got some work to do
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Level 83
May 29, 2020
14 is not enough even for 1 point :/ I need more non-USians to take this quiz.
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Level 83
May 30, 2020
Yay they did it! 😃
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Level 62
Jun 24, 2020
All of those who name their home as the “cities” in the Dallas area are kidding themselves. For all intents and purposes they live in Dallas.
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Level 48
Jun 24, 2020
Got 4
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Level 28
Jun 24, 2020
As a Texan I got 13 right. I only know Central Texas. I have no clue about cities near Dallas. BTW come and visit, Austin is the best!
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Level 65
Jun 26, 2020
I expected Wichita Falls and College Station on here, but I guess that's because all those DFW suburbs are usually lumped together on Jetpunk quizzes!
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Level 64
Aug 27, 2020
Got all of them, though I'm an immigrant I know all the counties and a lot of cities in Texas too! Oh, and I'm from Dallas.
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Level 81
Apr 27, 2022
Why in the world would you ever learn all the counties? As a Texan I say that is a complete waste of time
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Level 71
Oct 29, 2022
As a fellow Texan, I concur.
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Level 48
Sep 22, 2020
The closest I've ever been to Texas is NY, and I got all of them in less than a minute.
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Level 46
Jan 2, 2021
I’m surprised Galveston and Beaumont aren’t here
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Level 64
Jun 5, 2021
They have rapidly decreasing populations.
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Level 38
Dec 14, 2021
24/30 and im from Louisiana and 13 years old
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Level 53
Jan 21, 2022
15 and ive been in texas almost my whole life. Im ashamed of myself.
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Level 45
Apr 1, 2022
17 out of 30 and I was born in Houston, the Dallas little cities confused me.
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Level 68
Jun 2, 2022
Can you accept Armadillo for Amarillo
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Level 69
Jul 11, 2022
lol
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Level 60
Jun 29, 2023
And Piano for Plano?
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Level 36
Jun 3, 2022
Got 9 and im not from the us
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Level 88
Jun 5, 2022
No Luckenbach? Waylon and Willie and the Boys will be very disappointed.
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Level 43
Aug 4, 2022
Austin born Houston raised Denton educated and Fort Worth resident. Still impressed I managed to get all 30.
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Level 71
Feb 17, 2023
Maybe I could have done better than 20/30 this time (got 23/30) last time, if it wasn't really early in the morning and I wasn't under the influence of Gabapentin and Melatonin and thinking about bodybuilder/realtor/entrepreneur hybrid types of men who are married and certainly hot enough to know better than to act the way that they do.
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Level 23
May 10, 2023
Got 27/30. Don't think that is horrible considering i am turning 12 this month (from nj btw)
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Level 53
May 18, 2024
19/42 missed some obvious but at least i got League City! (which weirdly is the least guessed answer)
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Level 78
May 18, 2024
Edinburg is on the wrong spot on the map... should be south of Laredo on the border
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Level ∞
May 18, 2024
And that's exactly where we show it. I just double-checked and the quiz is correct.
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Level 55
May 18, 2024
25/42 I am Brazilian and I live in Brazil!
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Level 92
May 18, 2024
You mean Luckenback aint on there??
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Level 89
May 20, 2024
Apparently, Waylon and Willie and the boys aren't keeping up with the Joneses. ;)
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Level 43
May 22, 2024
From Houston and now live in DFW. Got all 42 pretty easily.