Smith County TX Information


Smith County Subdivisions

Smith County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 218,762
Population in Households 214,529
Population in Familes 178,435
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,233
Population Density1 237
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 82,414
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 56,846
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 90,969 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53,620 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 28,794 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,555 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $167,007
Average Home Value $221,310


Median Household Income $44,944
Average Household Income $64,675
Per Capita Income $24,702
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.0% 0.97%
Households 0.98% 0.98%
Families 0.86% 0.9%
Median Household Income   3.64%
Per Capita Income   3.1%
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, 2014 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 # 89 65th
Median Household Income # 110 57th
Per Capita Income # 73 72nd

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