Multiple media outlets — think MarketWatch, CNN and Forbes — have reported that the state of Texas is booming, and it’s not just coming from energy and oil. A number of Texas cities are good places to develop your business.

In 2015, nearly half a million people moved to Texas, according to Census Bureau data. Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio “together added more people last year than any state in the country except for Texas as a whole.” And not only are people moving from other states to Texas, but people are moving across the state from city to city.

I’m a proud Texan and I’m enthused that the state is an auspicious place for tech, education and health care jobs. With a range of housing options, good jobs and relatively mild weather, Texas is a place anyone who is looking to start or expand their business should consider. Here are some statistics on a handful of Texas cities that are good places to develop your business. All data is gathered from the U.S. Census Bureau.

 

Austin

  • Population estimate: 931,830
  • Population per square mile: 2,653.2
  • Median household income (in 2015 dollars): $57,689
  • Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+: 23.4
  • Business firms: 96,04

Dallas

  • Population estimate: 1,300,092
  • Population per square mile: 3,517.6
  • Median household income (in 2015 dollars): $43,781
  • Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+: 26.0
  • Business firms: 142,658

Fort Worth

  • Population estimate: 833,319
  • Population per square mile: 2,181.2
  • Median household income (in 2015 dollars): $53,214
  • Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+: 26.3
  • Business firms: 71,545

Frisco

  • Population estimate: 154,407
  • Population per square mile: 1,892.9
  • Median household income (in 2015 dollars): $114,098
  • Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+: 29.4
  • Business firms: 13,188

Georgetown

  • Population estimate: 63,716
  • Population per square mile: 990.4
  • Median household income (in 2015 dollars): $63,041
  • Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+: 25.9
  • Business firms: 4,806

Houston

  • Population estimate: 2,296,224
  • Population per square mile: 3,501.5
  • Median household income (in 2015 dollars): $46,187
  • Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+: 26.5
  • Business firms: 260,347

New Braunfels

  • Population estimate: 70,543
  • Population per square mile: 1,316.1
  • Median household income (in 2015 dollars): $59,721
  • Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+: 24.5
  • Business firms: 6,109

Pearland

  • Population estimate: 108,821
  • Population per square mile: 1,940.9
  • Median household income (in 2015 dollars): $95,972
  • Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+: 31.6
  • Business firms: 8,984

Pflugerville

  • Population estimate: 57,122
  • Population per square mile: 2,102.8
  • Median household income (in 2015 dollars): $76,459
  • Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+: 26.8
  • Business firms: 3,898

San Antonio

  • Population estimate: 1,469,845
  • Population per square mile: 2,879.8
  • Median household income (in 2015 dollars): $46,744
  • Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+: 23.7
  • Business firms: 117,546

 

As they say, don’t mess with Texas!