Tyler County, Texas

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Tyler County
The Tyler County Courthouse in Woodville
The Tyler County Courthouse in Woodville
Map of Texas highlighting Tyler County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 30°46′N 94°23′W / 30.77°N 94.38°W / 30.77; -94.38
Country United States
State Texas
Founded1846
Named forJohn Tyler
SeatWoodville
Largest townWoodville
Area
 • Total936 sq mi (2,420 km2)
 • Land925 sq mi (2,400 km2)
 • Water11 sq mi (30 km2)  1.2%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total19,798
 • Density21/sq mi (8.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district36th
Websitewww.co.tyler.tx.us

Tyler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It is in East Texas and its seat is Woodville.[1]

As of the 2020 census, its population was 19,798.[2]

Tyler County is named for John Tyler, the 10th President of the United States.[3] Despite its name, Tyler County does not contain the city of Tyler, Texas; the latter is located about 140 miles to the north in Smith County.

Peach Tree Village -- Tyler County, Texas. Settled in the late 17th century by the Alabama tribe

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) are land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.2%) are covered by water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18501,894
18604,525138.9%
18705,01010.7%
18805,82516.3%
189010,87786.7%
190011,8999.4%
191010,250−13.9%
192010,4151.6%
193011,4489.9%
194011,9484.4%
195011,292−5.5%
196010,666−5.5%
197012,41716.4%
198016,22330.7%
199016,6462.6%
200020,87125.4%
201021,7664.3%
202019,798−9.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1850–2010[6] 2010[7] 2020[8]

2020 census[edit]

Tyler County, Texas - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[7] Pop 2020[8] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 17,507 15,302 80.43% 77.29%
Black or African American alone (NH) 2,376 2,040 10.92% 10.30%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 104 111 0.48% 0.56%
Asian alone (NH) 49 97 0.23% 0.49%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 6 3 0.03% 0.02%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 19 47 0.09% 0.24%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 218 678 1.00% 3.42%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 1,487 1,520 6.83% 7.68%
Total 21,766 19,798 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2000 Census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, 20,871 people, 7,775 households, and 5,675 families resided in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km2). The 10,419 housing units averaged 11 per square mile (4/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 84.0% White, 12.0% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 2.52% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. About 3.6% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 7,775 households, 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 not families. About 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 distributed as 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 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]

Towns[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated areas[edit]

Politics[edit]

United States Congress[edit]

Senators Name Party First Elected Level
  Senate Class 1 John Cornyn Republican 2002 Senior Senator
  Senate Class 2 Ted Cruz Republican 2012 Junior Senator
Representatives Name Party First Elected Area(s) of Tyler County Represented
  District 36 Brian Babin Republican New district created with 2010 census. First elected 2014. Entire county
United States presidential election results for Tyler County, Texas[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 8,194 84.82% 1,403 14.52% 63 0.65%
2016 6,624 82.63% 1,248 15.57% 144 1.80%
2012 5,910 77.21% 1,668 21.79% 76 0.99%
2008 5,644 71.35% 2,166 27.38% 100 1.26%
2004 5,043 65.11% 2,659 34.33% 43 0.56%
2000 4,236 59.53% 2,775 39.00% 105 1.48%
1996 2,804 41.11% 3,340 48.97% 677 9.93%
1992 2,357 32.02% 3,465 47.08% 1,538 20.90%
1988 3,070 42.10% 4,198 57.57% 24 0.33%
1984 3,638 53.62% 3,119 45.97% 28 0.41%
1980 2,545 41.08% 3,540 57.14% 110 1.78%
1976 1,965 36.95% 3,322 62.47% 31 0.58%
1972 2,955 68.88% 1,321 30.79% 14 0.33%
1968 1,120 29.58% 1,204 31.80% 1,462 38.62%
1964 1,216 40.04% 1,818 59.86% 3 0.10%
1960 1,401 52.75% 1,242 46.76% 13 0.49%
1956 1,734 68.24% 797 31.37% 10 0.39%
1952 1,466 52.92% 1,304 47.08% 0 0.00%
1948 177 11.41% 895 57.70% 479 30.88%
1944 219 15.41% 1,037 72.98% 165 11.61%
1940 228 14.65% 1,326 85.22% 2 0.13%
1936 116 9.73% 1,076 90.27% 0 0.00%
1932 44 2.94% 1,450 96.99% 1 0.07%
1928 298 30.88% 666 69.02% 1 0.10%
1924 90 8.62% 929 88.98% 25 2.39%
1920 115 8.26% 1,066 76.53% 212 15.22%
1916 24 3.48% 635 92.03% 31 4.49%
1912 32 4.88% 534 81.40% 90 13.72%


Education[edit]

School districts:

The county is in the service area of Angelina College.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  2. ^ "Tyler County, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
  3. ^ TSHA Online: Tyler County, Texas, accessed January 2019.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing from 1790-2000". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2022.
  6. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Tyler County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  8. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Tyler County, Texas". United States Census Bureau.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  10. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  11. ^ Texas Education Code, Sec. 130.165. ANGELINA COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT SERVICE AREA..

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