Tyler, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tyler, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Tyler had a population of 103,291 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 103,291
Population in Households 99,906
Population in Familes 78,640
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,385
Population Density1 1,824
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 40,185
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 24,777
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 44,079 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,401 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,784 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,894 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $146,530
Average Home Value $195,625


Median Household Income $43,499
Average Household Income $68,037
Per Capita Income $27,415
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 0.77%
Households 0.87% 0.74%
Families 0.85% 0.64%
Median Household Income   0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
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.

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, 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 # 37 98th
Population Density1 # 345 80th
Diversity Index2 # 167 90th
Median Household Income # 903 48th
Per Capita Income # 469 73rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.