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Tyler, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Tyler had a population of 104,151 as of July 1, 2017. Tyler ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tyler is located at latitude 32.3173 and longitude -95.3059 in Smith County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tyler (see map below) encompass a land area of 56.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.51 sq. miles. Smith County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 538 feet.

The City of Tyler (GNIS ID: 2412122) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Tyler is located within Tyler Division of Smith County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tyler population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Tyler, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 104,151
Daytime Population: Workers 80,030
Daytime Population: Residents 55,237
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 135,267
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 100,121
Population in Familes 78,765
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,030
Population Density2 1,839
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $46,697
Average Household Income $72,846
Per Capita Income $29,242


Total Housing Units 44,290 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,496 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,680 (44.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,115 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $155,940
Average Home Value $211,580


Total Households 40,175
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 24,795
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.93% 0.8%
Households 0.75% 0.78%
Families 0.74% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

Tyler, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tyler to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 38 98th
Population Density # 342 81st
Diversity Index # 168 90th
Median Household Income # 860 51st
Per Capita Income # 447 74th

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