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 2019:232,751More data
Estimate 2018:229,749 
Estimate 2017:227,195 
Estimate 2016:225,161 
Estimate 2015:222,390 
Estimate 2014:219,642 
Estimate 2013:216,475 
Estimate 2012:214,811 
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:1,030More data
Bullard town (pt.):3,659More data
Hideaway city:3,174More data
Lindale city:6,464More data
New Chapel Hill city:646More data
Noonday city:722More data
Overton city (pt.):197More data
Troup city (pt.):1,978More data
Tyler city:106,985More data
Whitehouse city:8,905More data
Winona town:608More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:921.5More data
Water Area:28.2More data
Total Area:949.7More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:227.58More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:68.39More data
Percent Rural:31.61More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:19.7%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:77.8%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 - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:59.5%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:17.3%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 - 2018 (BEA):$55,229More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$12,714,831,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$56,848More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:15.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:22.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:85.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:25.8% 
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 - 2019:3.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.5 
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 2019:$19,990,458More data
CY 2018:$18,824,293 
CY 2017:$17,437,867 
CY 2016:$16,739,866 
CY 2015:$17,346,382 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:36.129More data
US Highways:60.748More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:172.373More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:298.911More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:3.811More data
Frontage Roads:19.273More data
On-System Subtotal:591.245More data
City Streets:682.324More data
Certified County Roads:1,153.029More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:36.795More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,872.148More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,463.393More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:144.516More data
US Highways:240.932More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:550.356More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:628.543More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:7.781More data
Frontage Roads:38.390More data
On-System Subtotal:1,610.518More data
City Streets:1,409.460More data
Certified County Roads:2,307.880More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:69.138More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,786.478More data
County Total:5,396.996More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
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.