Straight Talk

February 2006
Planning;Feb2006, Vol. 72 Issue 2, p22
Trade Publication
The article presents demographic information about the state of Texas. It covers around 268,000 square miles and it is the second largest state in the continental U.S. Not even three percent of the land is urban and 14 percent of all U.S. farmland is in Texas. Four of the 20 largest cities in the U.S. and two of the 10 largest metropolitan areas are in Texas. Some of these cities include Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Arlington, and Austin. Out of these, Fort Worth was designated as one of the 10 most livable cities in the U.S. It is also ranked quite high on the livability factor. The state is also coming up with the number of new urbanist projects. In Texas one can find ideal combination of open space and modern amenities. In the state one can find the people from various part of the world including England, Ireland and Scotland. Self-reliance is the guiding factor of these people. Texas is multiethnic in its nature. People from different origin like Asian, African American and England can be found here.


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