Smith County, TX

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2022 Population
234,667
1.4% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.2
0.27% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.6%
7.49% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$69,053
10.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$201,400
17.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
109,280
2.04% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Smith County, TX had a population of 235k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $69,053. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Smith County, TX grew from 231,429 to 234,667, a 1.4% increase and its median household income grew from $62,518 to $69,053, a 10.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Smith County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.9%), White (Hispanic) (12.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.8%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.39%).

None of the households in Smith County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.1% of the residents in Smith County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Smith County, TX are The University of Texas at Tyler (2,953 degrees awarded in 2022), Tyler Junior College (229355) (2,452 degrees), and Texas College (89 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Smith County, TX was $201,400, and the homeownership rate was 68.7%.

Most people in Smith County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Smith County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Smith County, TX is home to a population of 235k people, from which 95.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.72% of Smith County, TX residents were born outside of the country (20.5k people).

In 2022, there were 3.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (137k people) in Smith County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 29.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.1%
2022 Citizenship
94.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.1% of Smith County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Smith County, TX was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Smith County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    137k ± 341
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    39.7k ± 849
  3. White (Hispanic)
    29.9k ± 2k
20.4%
Hispanic Population
47.8k people

In 2022, there were 3.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (137k people) in Smith County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 29.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

20.4% of the people in Smith County, TX are hispanic (47.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Smith County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.72%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
20.5k people
9.25%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
21.4k people

As of 2022, 8.72% of Smith County, TX residents (20.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Smith County, TX was 9.25%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,200 ± 549
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,922 ± 313
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,636 ± 342

Smith County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Smith County, TX employs 109k people. The largest industries in Smith County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,389 people), Retail Trade (13,067 people), and Educational Services (10,596 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,818), Utilities ($73,490), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,915).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

109k
2022 Value
± 3,124
2.04%
1 Year growth
± 3.96%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Smith County, TX grew at a rate of 2.04%, from 107k employees to 109k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Smith County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,357 people), Sales & Related Occupations (12,217 people), and Management Occupations (9,888 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Smith County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

109k
2022 Value
± 3,124
2.04%
1 Year growth
± 3.96%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Smith County, TX grew at a rate of 2.04%, from 107k employees to 109k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Smith County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,389 people), Retail Trade (13,067 people), and Educational Services (10,596 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Smith County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Smith County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,041
Median earning men ± $1,043
$34,242
Median earning women ± $1,330

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($78,257), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,931), and Public Administration ($59,909).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($51,501), Public Administration ($48,676), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,329).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,579
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,777
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,282
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Smith County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 69% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Smith County, TX awarded 5,494 degrees. The student population of Smith County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 8,203 male students and 13,662 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Smith County, TX are White (2,952 and 55.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,225 and 22.9%), Black or African American (770 and 14.4%), and Two or More Races (176 and 3.29%).

The largest universities in Smith County, TX by number of degrees awarded are The University of Texas at Tyler (2,953 and 53.7%), Tyler Junior College (229355) (2,452 and 44.6%), and Texas College (89 and 1.62%).

The most popular majors in Smith County, TX are Registered Nursing (791 and 14.4%), General Studies (597 and 10.9%), and General Business Administration & Management (593 and 10.8%).

The median tuition costs in Smith County, TX are $8,208 for private four year colleges, and $4,614 and $12,177 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Smith County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 93.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 34.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 21,865 (37.5% men and 62.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 21,865 students enrolled in Smith County, TX, 37.5% men and 62.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,316 records, of which 63.7% were women and 36.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 204 degrees awarded
  2. 104 degrees awarded
  3. 620 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Smith County, TX was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 204 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Smith County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,953 degrees awarded
  2. 2,452 degrees awarded
  3. 89 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Texas at Tyler with 2,953 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,953 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Smith County, TX, which is 0.552 times less than the 3,541 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,952 degrees mean that there were 2.41 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,225 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($8,208) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,042) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Smith County, TX was $201,400 in 2022, which is 0.714 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $171,700 to $201,400, a 17.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Smith County, TX is 68.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Smith County, TX have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Smith County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Smith County, TX is $69,053. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Smith County, TX was Census Tract 11.02 with a value of $100,000, followed by Census Tract 19.06 and Census Tract 20.06, with respective values of $96,332 and $94,297.

In 2022, 16.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Smith County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.03%.

Property

$201,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,757
$55,863
Median Property Taxes
±$1,990

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Smith County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.7%
Homeownership
2022
64.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.7% of the housing units in Smith County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 11.02
  2. Census Tract 19.06
  3. Census Tract 20.06

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Smith County, TX was Census Tract 11.02 with a value of $100,000, followed by Census Tract 19.06 and Census Tract 20.06, with respective values of $96,332 and $94,297.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Smith County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$69,053
Median Household Income
± $2,201
81.3k
Number of Households
± 2,553

In 2022, the median household income of the 81.3k households in Smith County, TX grew to $69,053 from the previous year's value of $62,518.

The following chart displays the households in Smith County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Smith County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.1%)
  2. Carpooled (8.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.98%)

In 2022, 81.1% of workers in Smith County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.4%) and those who worked at home (6.98%).

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Smith County, TX have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.02% of the workforce in Smith County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Smith County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.03%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Smith County, TX (28.8k out of 228k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Smith County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 18.2% of the children was living in poverty in Smith County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 335 in Smith County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 69.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

82.8% of the population of Smith County, TX has health coverage, with 39.5% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.31% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Smith County, TX see 974 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.724% increase from the previous year (967 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1583 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 696 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

974 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Smith County, TX

Primary care physicians in Smith County, TX see an average of 974 patients per year. This represents a 0.724% increase from the previous year (967 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.1% under 18 years, 21.7% between 18 and 34 years, 35.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

17.2%
Uninsured
39.5%
Employer Coverage
14.6%
Medicaid
13.3%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
1.31%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Smith County, TX grew by 0.0742% from 17.2% to 17.2%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 58.7 in Smith County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.9% in Smith County, TX.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 21.1% in Smith County, TX.

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