Tyler, Texas

According to allcitycodes.com, Tyler, Texas is a city located in the eastern part of the state and is situated between Dallas and Shreveport. It is known for its rolling hills, lush vegetation, and abundance of lakes. The climate in Tyler is humid subtropical with hot summers and mild winters. This city was founded in 1846 and has a long history of being a center for commerce which continues to this day. The politics in Tyler are generally conservative with most residents leaning towards the Republican party.

The economy of Tyler is largely supported by manufacturing, healthcare, retail trade, and educational services. The city’s largest employers include Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, University of Texas at Tyler, East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System, Walmart Stores Inc., and Brookshire Grocery Co. There are also several large companies located in the area such as ConocoPhillips, FedEx Express Services Inc., Trinity Industries Inc., and Intelli-Check Incorporated which provide jobs to many locals.

Tyler offers many educational opportunities with several public school districts including Tyler Independent School District (TISD), Whitehouse Independent School District (WISD), Chapel Hill Independent School District (CHISD), Lindale Independent School District (LISD), Bullard Independent School District (BISD), Arp Independent School District (AISD). In addition to these public schools there are also several private schools as well as higher education options such as Tyler Junior College, University of Texas at Tyler, University of Phoenix – East Texas Campus, Jarvis Christian College, Kilgore College – Longview Campus, LeTourneau University – Longview Campus and East Texas Baptist University – Marshall Campus.

Tyler has many landmarks that visitors can explore including the historic downtown square which features a number of historic buildings from the 19th century; Liberty Hall which was built in 1880; Goodman-LeGrand House & Museum; Rose Rudman Recreational Trail; Caldwell Zoo; Oil Palace entertainment venue; Cotton Belt Depot Museum; Smith County Historical Society Museum; Discovery Place Children’s Museum; Broadway Square Mall Shopping Center; Bergfeld Park & Splash Pad; Faulkner Park & Splash Pad; Harvey Convention Center: Bergfeld Recreation Center among many others.

Population: 83,650. Estimated population in July 2020: 91,936 (+9.9% change)
Males: 39,184 (46.8%), Females: 44,466 (53.2%)

Smith County

Zip codes: 75701, 75702, 75703, 75704, 75705, 75706, 75707, 75708, 75709.

Median resident age: 34.1 years
Median household income: $34,163
Median house value: $81,200

Races in Tyler:

  • White Non-Hispanic (55.6%)
  • Black (26.6%)
  • Hispanic (15.8%)
  • Other race (8.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (9.2%), English (8.2%), German (7.3%), Irish (7.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%), Scottish (1.7%).

Land area: 49.3 square miles

Tyler, Texas


Tyler, Texas is located in Smith County and is the county seat. As of 2019, the population of Tyler was estimated to be 105,725. Tyler has a diverse population with people from many different backgrounds. The racial makeup of Tyler is 60% White, 27% African American, 6% Hispanic or Latino, and 7% other races. In terms of age demographics, the median age in Tyler is 33 years old with 22% of the population being under 18 years old and 13% being 65 or older. The city also has a higher percentage of female residents than male residents at 51%.

Tyler’s economy is mainly driven by its healthcare sector. The city’s largest employers are UT Health East Texas, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals & Clinics, East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System, and Walmart. The city also has a strong retail industry with several national retailers having operations within the city limits such as Target, Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, and Best Buy. Additionally there are several large industries operating in Tyler such as Altec Industries Inc., Brookshire Grocery Company and Westinghouse Electric Company LLC.

Education is also an important part of Tyler’s economy with many higher education institutions located in the area including the University of Texas at Tyler (UTT), Texas College and Kilgore College offering courses for undergraduate students as well as vocational programs for those looking to learn a trade or skill set quickly. Additionally there are several public school districts within Smith County that serve students living in Tyler including TISD (Tyler Independent School District), Chapel Hill ISD (Chapel Hill Independent School District), Whitehouse ISD (Whitehouse Independent School District) and Lindale ISD (Lindale Independent School District).

For population 25 years and over in Tyler

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 27.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tyler city

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

9.6% Foreign born (8.2% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +7,904 (+10.4%).


Hospitals/medical centers in Tyler:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Tyler:

  • TYLER POUNDS RGNL (about 8 miles; TYLER, TX; Abbreviation: TYR)
  • EAST TEXAS RGNL (about 42 miles; LONGVIEW, TX; Abbreviation: GGG)
  • COX FLD (about 90 miles; PARIS, TX; Abbreviation: PRX)

Other public-use airports nearest to Tyler:

  • TARRANT FIELD (about 18 miles; MOUNT SELMAN, TX; Abbreviation: 6X0)
  • GLADEWATER MUNI (about 27 miles; GLADEWATER, TX; Abbreviation: 07F)
  • MINEOLA WISENER FIELD (about 27 miles; MINEOLA, TX; Abbreviation: 3F9)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Tyler:

  • TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 5,872; Location: 1327 S BAXTER AVE; Public; Website: WWW.TYLER.CC.TX.US)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER (Full-time enrollment: 2,433; Location: 3900 UNIVERSITY BLVD; Public; Website: www.uttyler.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • TEXAS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 91; Location: 2404 N. GRAND AVENUE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.seeyoursite.net/texascollege)
  • CAREERS UNLIMITED (Full-time enrollment: 59; Location: 335 S BONNER; Private, for-profit)
  • STAR COLLEGE OF COSMETOLOGY 2 (Full-time enrollment: 44; Location: 520 E FRONT ST; Private, for-profit)
  • TYLER INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION (Location: 1320 CR 1143; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Tyler:

  • KILGORE COLLEGE (about 30 miles; KILGORE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,814)
  • TRINITY VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 40 miles; ATHENS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,858)
  • STEPHEN F AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 65 miles; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Full-time enrollment: 10,217)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE (about 76 miles; COMMERCE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,998)
  • ANGELINA COLLEGE (about 78 miles; LUFKIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,773)
  • NAVARRO COLLEGE (about 82 miles; CORSICANA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,842)
  • EASTFIELD COLLEGE (about 99 miles; MESQUITE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,457)


Public high schools in Tyler:

  • ROBERT E LEE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,554; Location: 411 ESE LOOP 323; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • JOHN TYLER H S (Students: 1,949; Location: 1120 N NW LOOP 323; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CHAPEL HILL H S (Students: 877; Location: 13172 STATE HWY 64 E; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Tyler:

  • GRACE COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 906; Location: 3001 UNIVERSITY BLVD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • BISHOP GOEMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL HI (Students: 353; Location: 1405 E5E LOOP 323; Grades: 6 – 12)
  • EAST TEXAS CHRISTIAN ACADAMY (Students: 257; Location: PO BOX 8201/SHILOH RD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • CHRISTIAN HERITAGE SCHOOL (Students: 157; Location: 961 CR 1143; Grades: KG – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Tyler:

  • HUBBARD MIDDLE (Students: 922; Location: 1300 HUBBARD DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • OWENS EL (Students: 905; Location: 11780 C R 168; Grades: PK – 05)
  • RICE EL (Students: 872; Location: 409 CARRIAGE DR; Grades: PK – 05)
  • MOORE MST MAGNET SCHOOL (Students: 790; Location: 1200 S TIPTON ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WOODS EL (Students: 750; Location: 809 CLYDE DR; Grades: PK – 05)
  • DOUGLAS EL (Students: 722; Location: 1508 N HAYNIE AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CHAPEL HILL MIDDLE (Students: 667; Location: 13174 STATE HWY 64 E; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • W L KISSAM INT (Students: 659; Location: 12800 STATE HWY 64 E; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • ORR EL (Students: 654; Location: 3001 ORR DR; Grades: PK – 05)
  • HOGG MIDDLE (Students: 591; Location: 920 S BROADWAY AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)

Private primary/middle schools in Tyler:

  • ST GREGORY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 335; Location: 500 SOUTH COLLEGE; Grades: PK – 5)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD SCHOOL (Students: 134; Location: 2525 OLD JACKSONVILLE; Grades: PK – 10)
  • TAYLOR CARDIN SCHOOL (Students: 38; Location: 5330 NEW COPELAND RD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • TYLER S D A CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 18; Location: PO BOX 131210; Grades: 2 – 8)


Libraries in Tyler:

  • TYLER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,129,215; Location: 201 S COLLEGE AVE; 175,923 books; 9,625 audio materials; 3,237 video materials; 341 serial subscriptions)
  • NOONDAY COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $5,380; Location: 16662 CR 196; 8,718 books; 498 audio materials; 68 video materials)