According to the 2010 US Census, Texas has three cities with populations that exceed one million: Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. The capital of Texas is Austin, with a population of 800,000. Other cities with populations exceeding 500,000 include Fort Worth and El Paso.
Texas is home to several major cosmopolitan areas, including some of the nation's fastest-growing cities. Since the census of 2010, the US Census Bureau has tracked the relative growth rates of cities across the nation, and Texas claims eight of the 15 fastest-growing cities. These include smaller cities, such as Round Rock with a population of 100,000, as well as the state capital of Austin, with a population nearing one million. Additionally, Texas has three cities that rank among the top five in terms of highest numerical growth in population since the 2010 census. Those cities include Houston, San Antonio and Austin. Other major cities in Texas include the homes of the most prominent universities in the state. Texas Tech University is in Lubbock, which has a population of 240,000, and Baylor University is located in Waco, which has a population of 130,000. Rounding out the top ten Texas cities in terms of population are Arlington (370,000), Corpus Christi (305,000), Plano (260,000) and Laredo (240,000).