Smith County TX Information


Smith County Subdivisions

Smith County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 223,269
Population in Households 218,997
Population in Familes 182,333
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,272
Population Density1 242
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 83,568
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 57,571
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 91,802 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53,418 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 30,150 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,234 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $141,790
Average Home Value $190,356


Median Household Income $49,230
Average Household Income $70,137
Per Capita Income $26,884
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 0.92%
Households 0.89% 0.86%
Families 0.79% 0.79%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Smith County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smith County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 22 92nd
Population Density1 # 25 91st
Diversity Index2 # 84 67th
Median Household Income # 82 68th
Per Capita Income # 54 79th

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