How many inmates are there in Texas?
803 per 100,000 residents
Statistics show that the prison population in the United States of America dropped in 2012 for the third consecutive year. In 2012 there were approximately 1,571,013 inmates in the US. Not too many people know that at mid-year 2000, Texas incarcerated 163,503 of its citizens in prisons or jails. Believe it or not, Texas was second only to California in the number of its citizens behind bars. There are 803 inmates per 100.000 residents. Most of the inmates come from Dallas County and Harris County.