What Was The Population of Texas’ 10 Largest Cities In 1850 Compared To Modern Times


As a historical growth comparison and food for thought, here is the population of Texas' 10 largest towns comparing the year 1850 and 2017, the most recent numbers available. 

1850                                               Recent Year 

1. Galveston (4,177)                    50,497 (2017) 
2. San Antonio (3,488)                 1.493 M (2016)   
3. Houston (2,396)                        2.313 M (2017) 
4. New Braunfels (1,723)             79,152 (2017) 
5. Marshall (1,180)                       23,195 (2017)
6. Gonzales (1,072)                       7,272 (2017) 
7. Victoria (802)                            67,106 (2017) 
8. Fredericksburg (754)                11,369 (2017)         
9. Austin (629)                             950,715 (2017)
10. Corpus Christi (533)              325, 733 (2016) 

Corpus Christi currently ranks the 8th most populated city in Texas, according to government data. 

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