(KCEN) -- What will Texas look like in 2030?
Crowded is the answer.
That's the word from a Rice University professor.
Dr. Mike Cline revealed his findings on Monday at the Texas Transportation Forum in Austin.
Right now Texas has the second largest population in the country with 26 million people.
That's still 12 million fewer than California.
But if the trend of more people moving to Texas continues, by 2030 we'll surpass California's population.
Much of the expansion will happen in the urban centers of Texas.
That includes the Rio Grande Valley and the so-called Texas Triangle. It's the area between Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio over to Houston.
That includes the Waco-Temple-Killeen area.