A View of the Lone Star State
It’s true—everything’s bigger in Texas, which is why we slice and dice our state map into a multitude of geographic boundaries. Find regional snapshots, map resources and related links below.
More and more federal and state responsibilities, including many service programs, are being delegated or mandated to Texas’ 254 counties.
- View a map and comprehensive list of countiesprovided by the Texas Association of Counties (TAC).
- Access Texas EDGE County reportsto see key demographics, industry information and more.
- Use the Comptroller’s County Classification Tablefor a list of county numbers, Fips Codes, Comptroller Region, COG Region and MSA/MD.
Councils of Government (COGs)
Regional councils are voluntary associations of local governments formed under Texas law to deal with the problems and planning needs that cross the boundaries of individual local governments or that require regional attention.
- Access a map and list of COG websitesprovided by the Texas Association of Regional Councils.
An Enterprise Zone is any census block group in which the poverty level is 20% or higher as identified by the most recent census, which is the 2000 census (effective date of changes was September 1, 2003).
The Texas Enterprise Zone Programis an economic development tool for local communities to partner with the State of Texas to promote job creation and capital investment in economically distressed areas of the state.
Rural Texas is undergoing an economic shift. The two industries that have served as the linchpins of rural Texas—oil production and agriculture—have witnessed massive changes over the past twenty years. Get a rural Texas snapshot >
Regional Economic Reports
The following reports reviewed each region’s:
- demographic characteristics;
- major regional issues including water, energy, transportation, health care and education;
- most popular industries and occupations
- specific economic indicators, identifying growth sectors and projecting future growth areas.
- View state data maps from Texas in Focus: A Statewide View of Opportunities
- Percent Change in Population, 2000-2005
- Average Annual Texas Precipitation, 1971–2000
- Major River Basins of Texas
- Major Texas Aquifers
- Groundwater Management Areas in Texas
- Texas’ Nonattainment and Near Nonattainment Areas Under the Clean Air Act
- Texas Public Institutions of Higher Education
- Find Texas map linksprovided by other Texas state agencies, universities, associations and public resource web sites.