Smith County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2017:227,727More data
Estimate 2016:225,305 
Estimate 2015:222,410 
Estimate 2014:219,517 
Estimate 2013:216,426 
Estimate 2012:214,707 
Estimate 2011:212,653 
Census 2010:209,714More data
Census 2000:174,706More data
Population of the County Seat (Tyler)
Census 2010:96,900 
Census 2000:83,650 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Arp city:1,004More data
Bullard town (pt.):3,227More data
Hideaway city:3,127More data
Lindale city:6,066More data
New Chapel Hill city:627More data
Noonday city:719More data
Overton city (pt.):193More data
Troup city (pt.):1,936More data
Tyler city:104,991More data
Whitehouse city:8,317More data
Winona town:601More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:921.5More data
Water Area:28.3More data
Total Area:949.7More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:227.59More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:68.39More data
Percent Rural:31.61More data
Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:19.6%More data
Race - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:77.7%More data
Percent African American Alone:17.8%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.8%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:59.6%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:17.3%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.7%More data
65 and Older:16.2%More data
85 and Older:2.1%More data
Median Age:36.5More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$47,200More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$10,748,612,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$54,044More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:15.6%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:20.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:84.7% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:24.7% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$44,331More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$43,237 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$43,090 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$42,677 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$41,243 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.1More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:5.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:6.5 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.330000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$19,067,014,343More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$16,442,397,398More data
Total Actual Levy:$54,259,911More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$17,437,867More data
CY 2016:$16,739,866 
CY 2015:$17,346,382 
CY 2014:$16,928,639 
CY 2013:$15,699,186 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:36.130More data
US Highways:60.815More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:172.578More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:299.219More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:3.815More data
Frontage Roads:18.003More data
On-System Subtotal:590.560More data
City Streets:682.883More data
Certified County Roads:1,152.961More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:25.406More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,861.250More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,451.810More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:144.520More data
US Highways:239.120More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:546.016More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:630.593More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:7.782More data
Frontage Roads:36.006More data
On-System Subtotal:1,604.037More data
City Streets:1,410.582More data
Certified County Roads:2,307.744More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:50.812More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,769.138More data
County Total:5,373.175More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Smith County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Smith County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Smith County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Smith County»

Special Districts in Smith County.
School Districts in Smith County.
History of City Tax Rates in Smith County.

Airports in Smith County.
Hospitals in Smith County.
Prisons in Smith County.