Smith County is a county located in the U.S. State of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 174,706. Its county seat is Tyler6.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns


\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,459 km² (949 mi²). 2,404 km² (928 mi²) of it is land and 55 km² (21 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.22% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 174,706 people, 65,692 households, and 46,904 families residing in the county. The population density is 73/km² (188/mi²). There are 71,701 housing units at an average density of 30/km² (77/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 72.61% White, 19.06% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.74% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 11.17% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 65,692 households out of which 33.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.50% are married couples living together, 12.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% are non-families. 24.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 3.10. In the county, the population is spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 92.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.90 males. The median income for a household in the county is $37,148, and the median income for a family is $44,534. Males have a median income of $32,451 versus $22,351 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,072. 13.80% of the population and 10.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.40% are under the age of 18 and 10.80% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns

Arp\n*Lindale\n*New Chapel Hill\n*Noonday\n*Tyler\n*Whitehouse\n*Winona