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Tyler County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Tyler County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1846
Seat Woodville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

936 sq mi (2,424 km²)
923 sq mi (2,391 km²)
13 sq mi (34 km²), 1.37%
 - (2000)
 - Density

23/sq mi (9/km²)

Tyler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 20,871. Its seat is Woodville6. 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; the latter is located approximately 140 miles to the north in Smith County.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,423 km² (936 sq mi). 2,390 km² (923 sq mi) of it is land and 33 km² (13 sq mi) of it (1.37%) is water.

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As of the census² of 2000, there were 20,871 people, 7,775 households, and 5,675 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (23/sq mi). There were 10,419 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 83.79% White, 11.96% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.49% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 3.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,775 households out of which 29.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.00% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 17.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 106.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.20 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 12.60% of families and 15.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.00% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over.

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

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