Texas and Florida – US states comparison | Texas vs Florida

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Texas and Florida – US states comparison

Texas and Florida on the US map
Texas and Florida on the US map

Which state is bigger, Texas or Florida?

Texas has a bigger area as compared with Florida. It is 4 times bigger than Florida.

  • Area of Texas – around 268,600 square miles (around 695,660 sq km)
  • Area of Florida – around 65,760 square miles (around 170,310 sq km)

Which state has a larger population, Texas or Florida?

Texas and Florida rank 2nd and 3rd respectively in terms of population in the United States.

  • Population of Texas – around 30 million (2022 estimate)
  • Population of Florida – around 22.3 million (2022 estimate)


Top 3 largest cities by population


  1. Houston
  2. San Antonio
  3. Dallas


  1. Jacksonville
  2. Miami
  3. Tampa


Areaaround 268,600 square miles (around 695,660 sq km)around 65,760 square miles (around 170,310 sq km)
Area rank in the US2nd22nd
Populationaround 30 million (2022 estimate)around 22.3 million (2022 estimate)
Population rank in the US2nd3rd
Capital CityAustinTallahassee
Largest CityHoustonJacksonville
NicknameThe Lone Star StateThe Sunshine State
Became a state of the US29 December, 18453 March, 1845


RegionSouthern United StatesSouthern United States
BordersOklahoma in the north; Arkansan in the northeast; Louisiana in the east; New Mexico in the west; and Mexico in the southAlabama and Georgia in the north
Highest natural pointGuadalupe Peak (8,751 ft/2,667 m)Britton hill (345 ft/105 m)
International borderYes, around 1,250 mile international border with MexicoNo
Forest cover37% – 38%49% – 50%
CoastlineYes, with the Gulf of MexicoYes, with the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean
Miami, Florida
Houston, Texas



Places to visitSan Antonio, Big Bend National Park, Austin, Houston, Dallas, South Padre Island, Galveston, etc.Miami, Walt Disney World Resort Orlando, Everglades National Park, Siesta Key, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, etc.
Number of National Parks23
Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites1 (San Antonio Missions)1 (Everglades National Park)

(Also read: California vs New York State – US states comparison)

Landscape in Big Bend National Park, Texas
Landscape in Big Bend National Park, Texas
An American Alligator in Everglades National Park
An American Alligator in Everglades National Park

National Parks in Texas

  1. Big Bend National Park
  2. Guadalupe Mountains National Park

National Parks in Florida

  1. Biscayne National Park
  2. Dry Tortugas National Park
  3. Everglades National Park

Is Texas warmer than Florida?

No, the average temperature in Florida is higher.

Texas state symbols

AmphibianTexas toad
FruitTexas red grapefruit
FishGuadalupe bass
Saltwater fishRed drum
GrassSideoats grama
HorseAmerican Quarter Horse
InsectMonarch butterfly
MammalMexican free-tailed bat, Texas longhorn, and Armadillo
PlantPrickly pear cactus
ReptileTexas horned lizard
Sea turtleKemp’s ridley sea turtle

Florida state symbols

AnimalFlorida Panther
TreeSabal Palm
FlowerOrange blossom
Freshwater fishLargemouth bass
Saltwater fishSailfish
ButterflyZebra longwing
Marine mammalManatee
Saltwater mammalPorpoise or Dolphin
BeverageOrange juice
ReptileAmerican alligator

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