Tyler, TX: What you need to know

Tyler is America's Rose Capital, home of the annual Texas Rose Festival and one of Livability.com's Top 10 Gardens to Inspire. Located 95 miles east of Dallas, Tyler is the advanced manufacturing, health-care and retail center of East Texas, as well as Texas' first Certified Retirement City. The city has an impressive youth recreation program, ballet, symphony orchestras, art museums and is also home to several colleges.

Tyler, TX City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 100,806
Median Age 33
Median Household Income $42,840
Median Home Price $134,500
Walkscore 32

Tyler, TX Rankings

Tyler, TX Real Estate

The ‘Rose Capital’ is attractive in many ways.

Flowers are a community passion – and a great marketing tool.

Tyler, TX housing consists of many neighborhoods including the historic district, lakeside living, and urban appeal.

The real estate industry is good these days in Tyler and Smith County.

New developments and a great renovation have revitalized the area.

There are plenty of housing options, including historic urban homes, custom lakefront construction and everything in between.

Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell credits Tyler, TX for his successful football career.

The Brick Streets neighborhood in downtown Tyler, TX became the city’s sixth historic district in 2004.

Prime location is fast becoming a retirement destination of choice with many updated activities for senior citizens.

Tyler, TX Health and Health Care

Four medical facilities provide top care to residents.

Residents have the convenience of four hospitals.

Health Care and fitness are top priorities in Tyler, TX with East Texas Medical Center, the Fit City Challenge and more.

East Texas Medical Center and Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, as well as smaller health care providers, offer great health care options.

Tyler, TX Business and Economy

Convenient networking is key for membership.

Huge retail center draws shoppers from six to seven counties.

Area economy stays diverse and dynamic.

Shopping keeps hopping in east Texas.

Tyler Business Incubator has a history of building successful small businesses.

Health care and education industries lead the local economy.

Aptly named the Rose Capital of America, Tyler, TX has enjoyed a highly successful rose industry since the 1920s.

The amazing growth of Kiepersol Enterprises has led to a vineyard, winery, restaurant, bed-and-breakfast and more.

Tyler, TX has quite the business climate.

The Hispanic Business Service Office aids in the development of Hispanic businesses in Tyler, TX and Smith County.

Learn more about the success of the rose industry in Tyler, TX.

Tyler, TX Schools

Area students enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, new programs.

Tyler offers access to numerous school opportunities.

Programs provide training high-demand, well-paying jobs.

College and higher education options include Tyler Junior College, University of Texas Tyler and historic Texas College.

Community is developing a reputation as a great college town.

Tyler, TX Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 46.9%
  Female 53.1%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 53
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Median Population

Median Age 32.9%
Age 18 Over 76.2%
Age 21 Over 70.4%
Age 62 Over 17.6%
Age 65 Over 14.6%


  Ethnicity White 67.6%
  Ethnicity Black 25%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.3%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 22.9%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 2.7%


  Median Household Income $42,840
  Median Home Price $134,500
  Homes Owned 47.9%
  Homes Rent 52.1%
  Median Property Rent $829

Tyler has “pizzazz “ and we felt at home right away. I tell people we have found a 'Leave It to Beaver’ street. We definitely made the right move

Tom Harken, resident


  English Only 77.3%
  English Other 22.7%

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Commute Types

  Walked 1.8%
  Worked at Home 2.9%
  Public Transportation 0.4%
  Other Means 2.6%
  Drove Alone 82.4%
  Carpooled 9.8%

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