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The State of Texas is located in the South Central region of the United States of America. Covering a total area of 268,580.82 square miles and having a population of 23.9 million people, Texas is the second largest state as well as being the second most populous one in the US. Women constitute 50.2% of the population while only 9.9% of the residents are over the age of 65. About 75.7% of the population is over the age of 25 and high school graduates while 23.2% have earned a bachelor’s degree.
With vast natural resources, Texas is one of the foremost agricultural and industrial states in the US. It leads the nation in the production of oil, natural gas and natural-gas liquids. Salt, sodium sulfate, helium, gypsum, cement, sulfur, talc, and clays are among the other major produces. Manufacturers of transportation equipment, machinery, food and food products, chemicals and chemical products, primary and fabricated metals, and petroleum, flourish in Texas. The state also leads in the production of cotton, cotton seed, and cattle.
A large number of high tech industries have established headquarters in Texas. Among them are Dell, Inc., Perot Systems, AT&T, Texas Instruments, and Electronic Data Systems. The retail and wholesale, construction, and banking and insurance sectors have a strong influence on the state’s economy. Commercial fishing is also a booming industry with large hauls of oysters, shrimp, and menhaden.
As per the data of January 2009, the civilian labor force in Texas added up to 11.8 million people, of whom 6.4% are unemployed. The chief non-farm industries of the Texas economy are Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (20%), Professional & Business Services (12%), Education & Health Services (12%), Government (17%), and Leisure & Hospitality (9%).
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