Texas is the second-largest state in the United States in both area (after Alaska) and population (after California). In 2010, the state's population was 25,145,561, a 20.6 percent increase since 2000. The majority of the population is white (70.4 percent) with large minorities of blacks (11.8 percent) and Hispanics (37.6 percent; a Hispanic person can be of any race). Native American tribes lived in the area that is now Texas before (and for some time after) the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century. Texas was colonized by both France ...

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