Smith County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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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 2018:230,221More data
Estimate 2017:227,460 
Estimate 2016:225,344 
Estimate 2015:222,447 
Estimate 2014:219,605 
Estimate 2013:216,521 
Estimate 2012:214,836 
Estimate 2011:212,764 
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:1,011 
Bullard town (pt.):3,492 
Hideaway city:3,143 
Lindale city:6,149 
New Chapel Hill city:629 
Noonday city:724 
Overton city (pt.):194 
Troup city (pt.):1,975 
Tyler city:105,729 
Whitehouse city:8,799 
Winona town:605 
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 - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:19.9%More data
Race - 2018 (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:1.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.8%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:59.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:17.2%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.6%More data
65 and Older:16.5%More data
85 and Older:2.1%More data
Median Age:36.7More 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, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:84.9% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:25.2% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$45,429More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$44,329 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$43,237 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$43,090 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$42,677 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:5.2 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.337311More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$20,329,916,663More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$17,436,241,612More data
Total Actual Levy:$58,814,361More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2018:$18,824,293More data
CY 2017:$17,437,867 
CY 2016:$16,739,866 
CY 2015:$17,346,382 
CY 2014:$16,928,639 
Centerline Miles - 2017
IH Highways:36.129More data
US Highways:60.753More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:172.373More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:298.971More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:3.811More data
Frontage Roads:19.273More data
On-System Subtotal:591.310More data
City Streets:682.324More data
Certified County Roads:1,152.930More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:25.406More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,860.660More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,451.970More data
Lane Miles - 2017
IH Highways:144.516More data
US Highways:240.954More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:550.276More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:628.659More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:7.781More data
Frontage Roads:38.390More data
On-System Subtotal:1,610.576More data
City Streets:1,409.460More data
Certified County Roads:2,307.682More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:50.812More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,767.954More data
County Total:5,378.530More 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):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.