It’s true—everything’s bigger in Texas, which is why we slice and dice our state map into a multitude of geographic boundaries. Find regional snapshots, map resources and related links below.
Comptroller Economic Regions
View economic reports as they are released for Texas’ twelve economic regions: High Plains, Northwest Texas, Metroplex, Upper East Texas, Southeast Texas, Gulf Coast, Central Texas, Capital, Alamo, South Texas, West Texas and Upper Rio Grande.
More and more federal and state responsibilities, including many service programs, are being delegated or mandated to Texas’ 254 counties.
- View a map and comprehensive list of counties provided by the Texas Association of Counties (TAC).
- Access Texas EDGE County reports to see key demographics, industry information and more.
- Use the Comptroller’s County Classification Table for a list of county numbers, Fips Codes, Comptroller Region, COG Region and MSA/MD.
Councils of Government (COGs)
Regional councils are voluntary associations of local governments formed under Texas law to deal with the problems and planning needs that cross the boundaries of individual local governments or that require regional attention.
- Access a map and list of COG web sites provided by the Texas Association of Regional Councils.
An Enterprise Zone is any census block group in which the poverty level is 20% or higher as identified by the most recent census, which is the 2000 census (effective date of changes was September 1, 2003).
The Texas Enterprise Zone Program is an economic development tool for local communities to partner with the State of Texas to promote job creation and capital investment in economically distressed areas of the state.
Rural Texas is undergoing an economic shift. The two industries that have served as the linchpins of rural Texas—oil production and agriculture—have witnessed massive changes over the past twenty years. Get a rural Texas snapshot >
- View state data maps from Texas in Focus: A Statewide View of Opportunities
- Find Texas map links provided by other Texas state agencies, universities, associations and public resource web sites.