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Science In Your Backyard: Texas


  • Texas Water Science Center
    1505 Ferguson Lane
    Austin, TX 78754-4501
    Phone: (512) 927-3500
    Fax: (512) 927-3590
    Office hours: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time

  • National Spatial Data Infrastructure Partnership Office (Liasion for: TX)
    U.S. Geological Survey
    8027 Exchange Drive
    Austin, TX 78754
    Phone: (512) 927-3583

  • USGS Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
    Texas Tech University
    Ag Science Bldg, Room 218
    15th Street and Boston
    Phone: 806-742-2851
    Fax: 806-742-2946

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Texas State Facts

Image of Texas with a star pinpointing the location of the capital.
Locations on image are approximate

Capital: Austin(Star shaped icon located on map pinpointing capital.)
Land Area: 261,797 sq. miles
(source: 2010 Census)
Population: 25,145,561
(source: 2010 Census estimate)
Highest Point:
Guadalupe Peak at 8,749 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Culberson
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Lowest Point:
Gulf of Mexico at Sea Level
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Geographic Center:
Located in McCulloch County approx. 15 miles northeast of Brady
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)


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