Tyler County, Texas

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Tyler County, Texas
Tyler county tx courthouse 2014.jpg
The Tyler County Courthouse in Woodville
Map of Texas highlighting Tyler County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1846
Named for John Tyler
Seat Woodville
Largest town Woodville
Area
 • Total 936 sq mi (2,424 km2)
 • Land 925 sq mi (2,396 km2)
 • Water 11 sq mi (28 km2), 1.2%
Population
 • (2010) 21,766
 • Density 24/sq mi (9/km²)
Congressional district 36th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.tyler.tx.us

Tyler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 21,766.[1] Its seat is Woodville.[2] 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[edit]

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.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

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. 2016 21,320 [4] −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1850–2010[6] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census[7] 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[edit]

Cities[edit]

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Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated areas[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[8]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 82.6% 6,624 15.6% 1,248 1.8% 144
2012 77.2% 5,910 21.8% 1,668 1.0% 76
2008 71.4% 5,644 27.4% 2,166 1.3% 100
2004 65.1% 5,043 34.3% 2,659 0.6% 43
2000 59.5% 4,236 39.0% 2,775 1.5% 105
1996 41.1% 2,804 49.0% 3,340 9.9% 677
1992 32.0% 2,357 47.1% 3,465 20.9% 1,538
1988 42.1% 3,070 57.6% 4,198 0.3% 24
1984 53.6% 3,638 46.0% 3,119 0.4% 28
1980 41.1% 2,545 57.1% 3,540 1.8% 110
1976 37.0% 1,965 62.5% 3,322 0.6% 31
1972 68.9% 2,955 30.8% 1,321 0.3% 14
1968 29.6% 1,120 31.8% 1,204 38.6% 1,462
1964 40.0% 1,216 59.9% 1,818 0.1% 3
1960 52.8% 1,401 46.8% 1,242 0.5% 13
1956 68.2% 1,734 31.4% 797 0.4% 10
1952 52.9% 1,466 47.1% 1,304
1948 11.4% 177 57.7% 895 30.9% 479
1944 15.4% 219 73.0% 1,037 11.6% 165
1940 14.7% 228 85.2% 1,326 0.1% 2
1936 9.7% 116 90.3% 1,076
1932 2.9% 44 97.0% 1,450 0.1% 1
1928 30.9% 298 69.0% 666 0.1% 1
1924 8.6% 90 89.0% 929 2.4% 25
1920 8.3% 115 76.5% 1,066 15.2% 212
1916 3.5% 24 92.0% 635 4.5% 31
1912 4.9% 32 81.4% 534 13.7% 90

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  8. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 30°46′N 94°23′W / 30.77°N 94.38°W / 30.77; -94.38