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Tyler County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Tyler County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1846
Seat Woodville
Largest town Woodville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

936 sq mi (2,424 km²)
925 sq mi (2,396 km²)
11 sq mi (28 km²), 1.2%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

21,766
24/sq mi (9/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.tyler.tx.us
Named for: John Tyler

Tyler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 21,766. Its seat is Woodville. Tyler County is named for John Tyler, the tenth President of the United States.

Despite its name, Tyler County does not contain the city of Tyler, Texas; the latter is located approximately 140 miles to the north in Smith County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 936 square miles (2,420 km2), of which 925 square miles (2,400 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.2%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 69.svg U.S. Highway 69
  • US 190.svg U.S. Highway 190
  • US 287.svg U.S. Highway 287
  • Texas Recreational Road 255.svg Recreational Road 255

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • Big Thicket National Preserve (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,894
1860 4,525 138.9%
1870 5,010 10.7%
1880 5,825 16.3%
1890 10,877 86.7%
1900 11,899 9.4%
1910 10,250 −13.9%
1920 10,415 1.6%
1930 11,448 9.9%
1940 11,948 4.4%
1950 11,292 −5.5%
1960 10,666 −5.5%
1970 12,417 16.4%
1980 16,223 30.7%
1990 16,646 2.6%
2000 20,871 25.4%
2010 21,766 4.3%
Est. 2015 21,347 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, there were 20,871 people, 7,775 households, and 5,675 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 10,419 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.0% White, 12.0% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.5% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. 3.6% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,775 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.5 and the average family size was 2.9.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 106.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.2 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,808, and the median income for a family was $35,195. Males had a median income of $31,797 versus $19,594 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,367. About 12.6% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.0% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated areas


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