urricane Harvey wreaked havoc on Houston, with some areas receiving more than 4 feet of rainfall. To give some perspective, this storm would have completely covered many of our smaller states.
How does it compare to yours?
Texas is 5.1 times the size of the state of Alabama. The Yellowhammer state, which introduced Mardi Gras to the western world, has a population of 4,884,115 compared to Texas’ 27,862,596.
Alaska is 2.5 times bigger than Texas, but only has a population of 741,894, which is just about three percent of the population of Texas. Known for fishing, natural gas, and oil, Alaska has the third lowest population in the United States.
Texas is 2.4 times bigger than Arizona, which is the sixth largest state in the U.S., weighing in at 113,990 square miles. The southwestern state’s population of 7,026,629 is just about a quarter of Texas’. The average rainfall is 12.7 inches a year.
Texas is 5.1 times bigger than Arkansas, which is 53,180 square miles. The word Arkansas comes from the Sioux word for “downstream place”, or “south wind”. It’s population is just about one eleventh the size of the population of Texas. Arkansas is known for diamonds, milk, and white-tailed deer.
Texas is 1.64 times the size of California, which is 163,696 square miles. The Golden State’s population is a whopping 39,849,872 and rising, which is about 1.4 times larger than that of Texas. It ranks as the most populated state in the United States. California ranks eleventh in population density where Texas ranks 26th. California only gets an average of 18.5 inches of rain a year.