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Regional Economic Data

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Regional Reports

Get an overview of population, income, jobs, wages and education trends of Texas' 12 economic regions.

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Alamo

Alamo Region Counties
  • Atascosa
  • Bandera
  • Bexar
  • Calhoun
  • Comal
  • Dewitt
  • Frio
  • Gillespie
  • Goliad
  • Gonzales
  • Guadalupe
  • Jackson
  • Karnes
  • Kendall
  • Kerr
  • Lavaca
  • Medina
  • Victoria
  • Wilson

The Alamo Region covers the Hill Country to the coast, including the nation’s seventh largest city and rural counties known for wildflowers, tourist attractions and burgeoning wineries.

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Capital

Capital Region Counties
  • Bastrop
  • Blanco
  • Burnet
  • Caldwell
  • Fayette
  • Hays
  • Lee
  • Llano
  • Travis
  • Williamson

The Capital Region covers the area surrounding the state capital. It includes the “Live Music Capital of the World,” some of the nation’s best-known barbecue joints and rapidly expanding communities.

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Central

Central Region Counties
  • Bell
  • Bosque
  • Brazos
  • Burleson
  • Coryell
  • Falls
  • Freestone
  • Grimes
  • Hamilton
  • Hill
  • Lampasas
  • Leon
  • Limestone
  • Madison
  • Mclennan
  • Milam
  • Mills
  • Robertson
  • San Saba
  • Washington

The 20 counties comprising the Central Region cover the east central section of the state and house a vital military community.

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Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast Region Counties
  • Austin
  • Brazoria
  • Chambers
  • Colorado
  • Fort Bend
  • Galveston
  • Harris
  • Liberty
  • Matagorda
  • Montgomery
  • Walker
  • Waller
  • Wharton

The Gulf Coast Region is an anchor for oil and gas production, includes one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas and facilitates billions in trade and shipping.

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High Plains

High Plains Region Counties
  • Armstrong
  • Bailey
  • Briscoe
  • Carson
  • Castro
  • Childress
  • Cochran
  • Collingsworth
  • Crosby
  • Dallam
  • Deaf Smith
  • Dickens
  • Donley
  • Floyd
  • Garza
  • Gray
  • Hale
  • Hall
  • Hansford
  • Hartley
  • Hemphill
  • Hockley
  • Hutchinson
  • King
  • Lamb
  • Lipscomb
  • Lubbock
  • Lynn
  • Moore
  • Motley
  • Ochiltree
  • Oldham
  • Parmer
  • Potter
  • Randall
  • Roberts
  • Sherman
  • Swisher
  • Terry
  • Wheeler
  • Yoakum

The 41 counties comprising the High Plains Region cover the Panhandle and the South Plains — home to a substantial portion of Texas' agriculture production.

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Metroplex

Metroplex Region Counties
  • Collin
  • Cooke
  • Dallas
  • Denton
  • Ellis
  • Erath
  • Fannin
  • Grayson
  • Hood
  • Hunt
  • Johnson
  • Kaufman
  • Navarro
  • Palo Pinto
  • Parker
  • Rockwall
  • Somervell
  • Tarrant
  • Wise

The Metroplex Region covers the north central portion of Texas and includes some of the state's most densely populated urban areas.

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Northwest

Northwest Region Counties
  • Archer
  • Baylor
  • Brown
  • Callahan
  • Clay
  • Coleman
  • Comanche
  • Cottle
  • Eastland
  • Fisher
  • Foard
  • Hardeman
  • Haskell
  • Jack
  • Jones
  • Kent
  • Knox
  • Mitchell
  • Montague
  • Nolan
  • Runnels
  • Scurry
  • Shackelford
  • Stephens
  • Stonewall
  • Taylor
  • Throckmorton
  • Wichita
  • Wilbarger
  • Young

The Northwest Region supports some of the state's backbone industries — cattle, petroleum and cotton. They also house military operations and a burgeoning wind-energy sector.

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South

South Region Counties
  • Aransas
  • Bee
  • Brooks
  • Cameron
  • Dimmit
  • Duval
  • Edwards
  • Hidalgo
  • Jim Hogg
  • Jim Wells
  • Kenedy
  • Kinney
  • Kleberg
  • La Salle
  • Live Oak
  • Maverick
  • McMullen
  • Nueces
  • Real
  • Refugio
  • San Patricio
  • Starr
  • Uvalde
  • Val Verde
  • Webb
  • Willacy
  • Zapata
  • Zavala

The South Region covers a sizeable portion of the Gulf Coast and the Mexico border and offers a young, growing workforce.

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Southeast

Southeast Region Counties
  • Angelina
  • Hardin
  • Houston
  • Jasper
  • Jefferson
  • Nacogdoches
  • Newton
  • Orange
  • Polk
  • Sabine
  • San Augustine
  • San Jacinto
  • Shelby
  • Trinity
  • Tyler

The Southeast Region covers the eastern portion of the state bordering Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. It's the heart of the state’s forestry and wood product manufacturing industries.

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Upper East

Upper East Region Counties
  • Anderson
  • Bowie
  • Camp
  • Cass
  • Cherokee
  • Delta
  • Franklin
  • Gregg
  • Harrison
  • Henderson
  • Hopkins
  • Lamar
  • Marion
  • Morris
  • Panola
  • Rains
  • Red River
  • Rusk
  • Smith
  • Titus
  • Upshur
  • Van Zandt
  • Wood

The Upper East Region covers the eastern portion of the state bordering Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. Graced with the Piney Woods, it is an emerald on the Texas landscape

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Upper Rio Grande

Upper Rio Grande Region Counties
  • Brewster
  • Culberson
  • El Paso
  • Hudspeth
  • Jeff Davis
  • Presidio

The Upper Rio Grande Region covers the westernmost portion of the state along the Rio Grande bordering Mexico, including the Big Bend. It is home to magnificent mountains and an iconic Texas landscape.

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West

West Region Counties
  • Andrews
  • Borden
  • Coke
  • Concho
  • Crane
  • Crockett
  • Dawson
  • Ector
  • Gaines
  • Glasscock
  • Howard
  • Irion
  • Kimble
  • Loving
  • Martin
  • Mason
  • McCulloch
  • Menard
  • Midland
  • Pecos
  • Reagan
  • Reeves
  • Schleicher
  • Sterling
  • Sutton
  • Terrell
  • Tom Green
  • Upton
  • Ward
  • Winkler

The West Region, while sparsely populated, has enjoyed a renaissance over the past decade, yet falling oil prices have exposed the vulnerability that comes with reliance on a volatile oil and gas industry.

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