How Big Is Texas?

Texas is the second largest U.S. state behind Alaska and is approximately 750 miles wide and 790 miles long. Its total area is 261,797 square miles. This is about 7 percent of the total area of the United States.

Texas is larger than the 15 smallest states combined. If Texas were a country, it would be the 40th largest country out of the approximately 200 countries in the world. In addition to being large in actual size, Texas also has a large population. Only California has more inhabitants than Texas. The population of Texas is approximately 23 million people, as of 2014.