Largest Counties in Texas

Rank County Population County Seat Established Area (km2) Density
1 Harris County 4,652,969 Houston 1836 4,478 1,039.07
2 Dallas County 2,618,137 Dallas 1846 2,279 1,148.81
3 Tarrant County 2,054,464 Fort Worth 1849 2,238 917.99
4 Bexar County 1,958,567 San Antonio 1836 3,230 606.37
5 Travis County 1,226,687 Austin 1840 2,561 478.99
6 Collin County 969,592 Mckinney 1846 2,196 441.53
7 Hidalgo County 860,650 Edinburg 1852 4,064 211.77
8 El Paso County 840,399 El Paso 1848 2,624 320.27
9 Denton County 836,199 Denton 1846 2,300 363.56
10 Fort Bend County 764,817 Richmond 1837 2,266 337.52
11 Montgomery County 570,923 Conroe 1837 2,704 211.14
12 Williamson County 547,534 Georgetown 1848 2,911 188.09
13 Cameron County 423,714 Brownsville 1848 2,347 180.53
14 Brazoria County 362,446 Angleton 1836 3,592 100.9
15 Nueces County 361,210 Corpus Christi 1846 2,165 166.84
16 Bell County 347,822 Belton 1850 2,743 126.8
17 Galveston County 335,025 Galveston 1838 1,033 324.32
18 Lubbock County 305,214 Lubbock 1876 2,331 130.94
19 Webb County 274,783 Laredo 1848 8,695 31.6
20 Jefferson County 256,288 Beaumont 1836 2,341 109.48
21 McLennan County 251,248 Waco 1850 2,699 93.09
22 Smith County 227,716 Tyler 1846 2,404 94.72
23 Brazos County 222,819 Bryan 1841 1,518 146.78
24 Hays County 214,474 San Marcos 1848 1,756 122.14
25 Ellis County 173,609 Waxahachie 1849 2,435 71.3
26 Johnson County 167,290 Cleburne 1854 1,888 88.61
27 Midland County 165,038 Midland 1885 2,331 70.8
28 Guadalupe County 159,648 Seguin 1846 1,841 86.72
29 Ector County 157,076 Odessa 1887 2,334 67.3
30 Comal County 140,998 New Braunfels 1846 1,456 96.84
31 Taylor County 136,279 Abilene 1858 2,372 57.45
32 Randall County 134,431 Canyon 1876 2,367 56.79
33 Parker County 133,452 Weatherford 1855 2,341 57.01
34 Wichita County 131,989 Wichita Falls 1858 1,627 81.12
35 Grayson County 131,129 Sherman 1846 2,419 54.21
36 Gregg County 123,356 Longview 1873 710 173.74
37 Kaufman County 122,872 Kaufman 1848 2,036 60.35
38 Potter County 120,447 Amarillo 1876 2,354 51.17
39 Tom Green County 118,008 San Angelo 1874 3,942 29.94
40 Rockwall County 96,777 Rockwall 1873 386 250.72
41 Bowie County 94,001 Boston 1840 2,300 40.87
42 Hunt County 93,861 Greenville 1846 2,178 43.1
43 Victoria County 92,073 Victoria 1836 2,287 40.26
44 Angelina County 87,794 Lufkin 1846 2,077 42.27
45 Orange County 85,036 Orange 1852 922 92.23
46 Bastrop County 84,750 Bastrop 1836 2,300 36.85
47 Liberty County 83,647 Liberty 1836 3,004 27.85
48 Henderson County 81,053 Athens 1846 2,264 35.8
49 Coryell County 74,902 Gatesville 1854 2,725 27.49
50 Walker County 72,234 Huntsville 1846 2,041 35.39
51 San Patricio County 67,204 Sinton 1836 1,792 37.5
52 Harrison County 66,650 Marshall 1839 2,328 28.63
53 Wise County 66,170 Decatur 1856 2,344 28.23
54 Nacogdoches County 65,569 Nacogdoches 1836 2,453 26.73
55 Starr County 64,443 Rio Grande City 1848 3,168 20.34
56 Hood County 58,262 Granbury 1866 1,093 53.3
57 Maverick County 58,205 Eagle Pass 1856 3,315 17.56
58 Anderson County 57,730 Palestine 1846 2,774 20.81
59 Hardin County 57,128 Kountze 1858 2,315 24.68
60 Van Zandt County 55,171 Canton 1848 2,199 25.09
61 Rusk County 52,822 Henderson 1843 2,393 22.07
62 Cherokee County 52,229 Rusk 1846 2,725 19.17
63 Kerr County 51,709 Kerrville 1856 2,865 18.05
64 Waller County 51,296 Hempstead 1873 1,331 38.54
65 Medina County 50,055 Hondo 1848 3,440 14.55
66 Lamar County 49,576 Paris 1840 2,375 20.87
67 Wilson County 49,293 Floresville 1860 2,090 23.59
68 Val Verde County 49,194 Del Rio 1885 8,213 5.99
69 Polk County 49,151 Livingston 1846 2,738 17.95
70 Atascosa County 48,970 Jourdanton 1856 3,191 15.35
71 Navarro County 48,690 Corsicana 1846 2,774 17.55
72 Burnet County 46,793 Burnet 1852 2,577 18.16
73 Wood County 44,303 Quitman 1850 1,683 26.32
74 Kendall County 44,015 Boerne 1862 1,715 25.66
75 Caldwell County 42,327 Lockhart 1848 1,414 29.93
76 Erath County 41,958 Stephenville 1856 2,813 14.92
77 Wharton County 41,957 Wharton 1846 2,823 14.86
78 Chambers County 41,430 Anahuac 1858 1,551 26.71
79 Upshur County 41,270 Gilmer 1846 1,523 27.1
80 Jim Wells County 40,860 Alice 1911 2,240 18.24
81 Cooke County 39,884 Gainesville 1848 2,264 17.62
82 Brown County 38,042 Brownwood 1856 2,445 15.56
83 Matagorda County 36,829 Bay City 1836 2,885 12.77
84 Hopkins County 36,485 Sulphur Springs 1846 2,033 17.95
85 Howard County 36,029 Big Spring 1876 2,339 15.4
86 Hill County 35,841 Hillsboro 1853 2,492 14.38
87 Jasper County 35,550 Jasper 1836 2,429 14.64
88 Washington County 35,032 Brenham 1836 1,577 22.21
89 Fannin County 34,435 Bonham 1837 2,310 14.91
90 Hale County 34,123 Plainview 1876 2,603 13.11
91 Titus County 32,893 Mount Pleasant 1846 1,064 30.91
92 Bee County 32,552 Beeville 1857 2,279 14.28
93 Kleberg County 31,077 Kingsville 1913 2,256 13.78
94 Cass County 30,001 Linden 1846 2,429 12.35
95 Austin County 29,775 Bellville 1836 1,691 17.61
96 Palo Pinto County 28,559 Palo Pinto 1856 2,468 11.57
97 San Jacinto County 28,259 Coldspring 1870 1,479 19.11
98 Grimes County 28,021 Anderson 1846 2,056 13.63
99 Uvalde County 27,121 Uvalde 1850 4,033 6.72
100 Gillespie County 26,635 Fredericksburg 1848 2,748 9.69
101 Aransas County 25,561 Rockport 1871 653 39.14
102 Shelby County 25,502 Center 1836 2,056 12.4
103 Fayette County 25,261 La Grange 1837 2,460 10.27
104 Milam County 25,042 Cameron 1836 2,634 9.51
105 Limestone County 23,516 Groesbeck 1846 2,354 9.99
106 Panola County 23,232 Carthage 1846 2,075 11.2
107 Hockley County 23,077 Levelland 1876 2,352 9.81
108 Houston County 23,010 Crockett 1837 3,188 7.22
109 Gray County 22,393 Pampa 1876 2,404 9.31
110 Bandera County 22,340 Bandera 1856 2,051 10.89
111 Moore County 22,086 Dumas 1876 2,331 9.47
112 Calhoun County 21,733 Port Lavaca 1846 1,326 16.39
113 Willacy County 21,573 Raymondville 1911 1,546 13.95
114 Tyler County 21,528 Woodville 1846 2,391 9
115 Hutchinson County 21,364 Stinnett 1876 2,297 9.3
116 Colorado County 21,221 Columbus 1836 2,494 8.51
117 Llano County 21,199 Llano 1856 2,422 8.75
118 Lampasas County 21,196 Lampasas 1856 1,844 11.49
119 Gonzales County 20,882 Gonzales 1836 2,766 7.55
120 Gaines County 20,627 Seminole 1876 3,890 5.3
121 DeWitt County 20,215 Cuero 1846 2,354 8.59
122 Lavaca County 20,051 Hallettsville 1842 2,512 7.98
123 Jones County 19,972 Anson 1854 2,411 8.28
124 Freestone County 19,614 Fairfield 1850 2,292 8.56
125 Frio County 19,589 Pearsall 1858 2,934 6.68
126 Montague County 19,528 Montague 1857 2,411 8.1
127 Deaf Smith County 18,825 Hereford 1876 3,877 4.86
128 Eastland County 18,400 Eastland 1858 2,398 7.67
129 Bosque County 18,315 Meridian 1854 2,561 7.15
130 Burleson County 18,000 Caldwell 1846 1,725 10.43
131 Young County 17,968 Graham 1856 2,388 7.52
132 Andrews County 17,711 Andrews 1876 3,888 4.56
133 Falls County 17,426 Marlin 1850 1,992 8.75
134 Leon County 17,232 Centerville 1846 2,776 6.21
135 Robertson County 17,192 Franklin 1837 2,214 7.77
136 Lee County 17,172 Giddings 1874 1,629 10.54
137 Scurry County 17,039 Snyder 1876 2,339 7.28
138 Pecos County 15,623 Fort Stockton 1871 12,339 1.27
139 Reeves County 15,270 Pecos 1883 6,827 2.24
140 Karnes County 15,176 Karnes City 1854 1,942 7.81
141 Jackson County 14,794 Edna 1836 2,150 6.88
142 Nolan County 14,759 Sweetwater 1876 2,362 6.25
143 Trinity County 14,656 Groveton 1850 1,795 8.16
144 Zapata County 14,311 Zapata 1858 2,582 5.54
145 Madison County 14,211 Madisonville 1853 1,217 11.68
146 Newton County 13,941 Newton 1846 2,416 5.77
147 Callahan County 13,935 Baird 1858 2,328 5.99
148 Comanche County 13,562 Comanche 1856 2,429 5.58
149 Lamb County 13,199 Littlefield 1876 2,631 5.02
150 Camp County 12,844 Pittsburg 1874 513 25.04
151 Dawson County 12,802 Lamesa 1876 2,336 5.48
152 Wilbarger County 12,753 Vernon 1858 2,515 5.07
153 Terry County 12,704 Brownfield 1876 2,305 5.51
154 Morris County 12,456 Daingerfield 1875 658 18.93
155 Red River County 12,218 Clarksville 1836 2,719 4.49
156 Live Oak County 12,163 George West 1856 2,683 4.53
157 Zavala County 11,937 Crystal City 1846 3,364 3.55
158 Rains County 11,751 Emory 1870 601 19.55
159 Blanco County 11,615 Johnson City 1858 1,841 6.31
160 Ward County 11,461 Monahans 1887 2,165 5.29
161 Duval County 11,262 San Diego 1858 4,644 2.43
162 Franklin County 10,756 Mount Vernon 1875 741 14.52
163 Sabine County 10,450 Hemphill 1836 1,269 8.23
164 Clay County 10,410 Henrietta 1857 2,844 3.66
165 Dimmit County 10,407 Carrizo Springs 1858 3,447 3.02
166 Runnels County 10,255 Ballinger 1858 2,730 3.76
167 Ochiltree County 10,062 Perryton 1876 2,378 4.23
168 Marion County 10,053 Jefferson 1860 987 10.19
169 Parmer County 9,831 Farwell 1876 2,284 4.3
170 Brewster County 9,326 Alpine 1887 16,040 0.58
171 Stephens County 9,326 Breckenridge 1858 2,318 4.02
172 Somervell County 8,834 Glen Rose 1875 484 18.25
173 Jack County 8,821 Jacksboro 1856 2,375 3.71
174 Archer County 8,798 Archer City 1858 2,357 3.73
175 Yoakum County 8,557 Plains 1876 2,072 4.13
176 Mitchell County 8,457 Colorado City 1876 2,357 3.59
177 Coleman County 8,419 Coleman 1858 3,297 2.55
178 Hamilton County 8,411 Hamilton 1856 2,165 3.88
179 San Augustine County 8,242 San Augustine 1836 1,368 6.02
180 McCulloch County 7,946 Brady 1856 2,769 2.87
181 Castro County 7,832 Dimmitt 1876 2,326 3.37
182 La Salle County 7,573 Cotulla 1858 3,856 1.96
183 Winkler County 7,563 Kermit 1887 2,178 3.47
184 Goliad County 7,551 Goliad 1836 2,212 3.41
185 Swisher County 7,504 Tulia 1876 2,331 3.22
186 Brooks County 7,224 Falfurrias 1911 2,442 2.96
187 Refugio County 7,213 Refugio 1836 1,994 3.62
188 Dallam County 7,197 Dalhart 1876 3,898 1.85
189 Presidio County 7,145 Marfa 1850 9,987 0.72
190 Bailey County 7,066 Muleshoe 1876 2,142 3.3
191 Childress County 7,056 Childress 1876 1,839 3.84
192 Garza County 6,517 Post 1876 2,321 2.81
193 Carson County 6,021 Panhandle 1876 2,391 2.52
194 San Saba County 5,948 San Saba 1856 2,937 2.03
195 Crosby County 5,888 Crosbyton 1876 2,331 2.53
196 Lynn County 5,848 Tahoka 1876 2,310 2.53
197 Floyd County 5,844 Floydada 1876 2,569 2.27
198 Haskell County 5,735 Haskell 1858 2,339 2.45
199 Hartley County 5,680 Channing 1876 3,787 1.5
200 Martin County 5,615 Stanton 1876 2,370 2.37
201 Hansford County 5,466 Spearman 1876 2,383 2.29
202 Wheeler County 5,347 Wheeler 1876 2,367 2.26
203 Delta County 5,287 Cooper 1870 717 7.37
204 Jim Hogg County 5,191 Hebbronville 1913 2,942 1.76
205 Mills County 4,910 Goldthwaite 1887 1,937 2.53
206 Crane County 4,729 Crane 1887 2,036 2.32
207 Kimble County 4,399 Junction 1858 3,240 1.36
208 Hudspeth County 4,397 Sierra Blanca 1917 11,839 0.37
209 Mason County 4,211 Mason 1858 2,414 1.74
210 Hemphill County 4,013 Canadian 1876 2,357 1.7
211 Hardeman County 3,983 Quanah 1858 1,800 2.21
212 Fisher County 3,869 Roby 1876 2,334 1.66
213 Sutton County 3,756 Sonora 1887 3,766 1
214 Kinney County 3,734 Brackettville 1850 3,533 1.06
215 Knox County 3,699 Benjamin 1858 2,212 1.67
216 Reagan County 3,699 Big Lake 1903 3,043 1.22
217 Upton County 3,652 Rankin 1887 3,217 1.14
218 Baylor County 3,570 Seymour 1858 2,256 1.58
219 Crockett County 3,553 Ozona 1875 7,273 0.49
220 Real County 3,418 Leakey 1913 1,813 1.89
221 Lipscomb County 3,367 Lipscomb 1876 2,414 1.39
222 Shackelford County 3,317 Albany 1858 2,367 1.4
223 Donley County 3,300 Clarendon 1876 2,409 1.37
224 Coke County 3,295 Robert Lee 1889 2,328 1.42
225 Hall County 3,060 Memphis 1876 2,339 1.31
226 Sherman County 3,056 Stratford 1876 2,391 1.28
227 Schleicher County 2,990 Eldorado 1887 3,395 0.88
228 Collingsworth County 2,976 Wellington 1876 2,380 1.25
229 Cochran County 2,840 Morton 1876 2,007 1.42
230 Concho County 2,706 Paint Rock 1858 2,569 1.05
231 Jeff Davis County 2,269 Fort Davis 1887 5,866 0.39
232 Culberson County 2,220 Van Horn 1911 9,876 0.22
233 Dickens County 2,198 Dickens 1876 2,341 0.94
234 Menard County 2,113 Menard 1858 2,336 0.9
235 Oldham County 2,103 Vega 1876 3,888 0.54
236 Edwards County 1,942 Rocksprings 1858 5,491 0.35
237 Armstrong County 1,868 Claude 1876 2,367 0.79
238 Briscoe County 1,517 Silverton 1876 2,331 0.65
239 Throckmorton County 1,516 Throckmorton 1858 2,362 0.64
240 Irion County 1,505 Mertzon 1889 2,725 0.55
241 Stonewall County 1,377 Aspermont 1876 2,380 0.58
242 Cottle County 1,376 Paducah 1876 2,334 0.59
243 Glasscock County 1,337 Garden City 1887 2,334 0.57
244 Sterling County 1,284 Sterling City 1891 2,391 0.54
245 Motley County 1,219 Matador 1876 2,561 0.48
246 Foard County 1,211 Crowell 1891 1,831 0.66
247 Roberts County 927 Miami 1876 2,393 0.39
248 Terrell County 799 Sanderson 1905 6,107 0.13
249 McMullen County 767 Tilden 1858 2,883 0.27
250 Kent County 752 Jayton 1876 2,336 0.32
251 Borden County 662 Gail 1876 2,328 0.28
252 Kenedy County 406 Sarita 1921 3,774 0.11
253 King County 285 Guthrie 1876 2,362 0.12
254 Loving County 123 Mentone 1887 1,743 0.07

Largest Counties in Texas

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