There are 1,216 incorporated cities in the state of Texas. As of 2013, 246 cities have a population of 10,000 or more, 68 boast populations of at least 50,000 and 35 have at least 100,000 residents. Texas is the second-most populated state, surpassed only by California.
The cities of Texas are distributed among 254 counties. The largest city in the Lone Star State is Houston, with an estimated 2.2 million residents, followed by San Antonio and Dallas, with 1.4 and 1.2 million, respectively. Rounding out the top 10 are the capital city of Austin, Fort Worth, El Paso, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Plano and Laredo.