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Age structure

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Table 4: Age structure

Texas

US

Persons under 5 years, per cent, 2013

7.3%

6.3%

Persons under 18 years, per cent, 2013

26.6%

23.3%

Persons 65 years and over, per cent, 2013

11.2%

14.1%

Female persons, per cent, 2013

50.3%

50.8%

Table 5: Urbanisation

Total

Urban population

% urbanised

25 145 561

21 298 039

84.7

Urbanisation

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Texas is among the states with the largest rural populations in the US along with North Carolina

and Pennsylvania.

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The Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area is the largest in Texas. While

Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest city in the US, the Dallas-Fort Worth

metropolitan area is larger than that of Houston.

4. INFRASTRUCTURE

Internet users:

17,176,661 Internet users

as of June 2010, 68.6 per cent of the popu­

lation. Thirty-one per cent of Texas adults do

not have broadband (high-speed internet) at

home

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. Four per cent of Texas households

lack broadband availability. Both numbers

are similar to the US average. In rural areas

across the country, broadband adoption

continues to lag behind urban areas, in part

because it is less available but also because

not everyone is convinced it will enrich their

lives.

Airports:

Texas has 730 airports, second

most of any state in the nation. Largest in

Texas by size and passengers served, Dal­

las-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is

the second largest by area in the US.

Ports and terminals:

28 ports. The Port of

Houston is the busiest port in the US in for­

eign tonnage.

5. ENVIRONMENT

Texas emits the most greenhouse gases in the

US. The state emits nearly 1,680 billion kg of

carbon dioxide annually. As an independent

nation, Texas would rank as the world’s sev­

enth-largest producer of greenhouse gases

Causes of the state’s vast greenhouse gas

emissions include the state’s large number of

coal power plants and the state’s refining and

manufacturing industries.