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Overview

Introduction to Tyler, Texas

Tyler is located in Smith County in East Texas. Tyler is known as the "Rose Capital of America" due to being one of the largest providers of rose bushes in the country and it's also one of the largest producers in the world. The city features one of the largest municipal rose gardens in the nation. The Texas Rose Festival typically attracts more than 100,000 people. Tyler also serves as the primary medical center for East Texas.

History

The original inhabitants of the region were the Caddo Indians. Smith County was established in 1846 by the Texas legislature and became the center of county government. They named it Tyler in tribute to President John Tyler was was an avid proponent for the annexation of the state of Texas. The city was incorporated in 1850. Agriculture was the primary factor for the economy during the 19th Century with cotton being a notable product. During the Civil War, the largest prison camp west of the Mississippi River was located near Tyler and was filled with Union soldiers. The arrival of the Tyler Tap Railroad in 1877 provided significant economic growth by transporting the city's agricultural crops and goods to other areas.

Attractions

  • Municipal Rose Garden is a notable attraction which features more than 500 varieties of rose bushes
  • Charnwood Residential Historic District is included in the National Register of Historic Places
  • Azalea Residential Historic District
  • Caldwell Zoo
  • Rose Museum
  • Goodman Museum features noteworthy collections of artifacts
  • Brookshires World of Wildlife
  • Carnegie History Center
  • The Bergfeld Park area features attractive mansions and historic houses
  • Tyler Museum of Art
  • Hunall Planetarium
  • Camp Ford was formerly a large prison camp, holding Union soldiers
  • Myrtle-Vale, Colonel John Dewberry's home is one of the most noteworthy homes built before the Civil War that is still standing in East Texas
  • UT Tyler Cowan Fine & Performing Arts Center

Events and Activities

The city hosts the world famous Tyler Rose Festival and the Tyler Azalea Trail. The Tyler Heritage on Tour showcases historic homes and offers carriage rides. Tyler State Park is a prominent recreational area created out of a pine forest. It provides opportunities for swimming, hiking, bicycle riding, canoeing, fishing, camping and picnicking. Lake Palestine and Lake Tyler are in the region as well as numerous quality golf courses. Tyler Skateplex has one of the largest skating floors in the nation.

Higher Education

The city is home to the University of Texas at Tyler and Tyler Junior College.

People

Total Population 100,806
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 44,725
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 41.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.8%
Median Earnings25+ $30,868
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,859
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,393

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,759
% Above Poverty Level 79.1%
% Below Poverty Level 20.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 33%
Median Gross Rent $829
Median House Value $134,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 54.8%
US/American 0%
English 7.5%
Irish 7.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Tyler Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 92 miles E of Dallas, Texas
County Smith
Metro Area Tyler
Standard Zip Codes 75701, 75702, 75703, 75704, 75705, 75706, 75707, 75708, 75709
P.O. Box Zip Codes 75710, 75711, 75712, 75713
Company Zip Codes 75798, 75799
Phone Area Codes 903
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.351
Longitude -95.3

Tyler Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TYLER
Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 57 F
Apr Temp 55 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 94 F
Oct Temp 56 to 79 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Station MINEOLA 8 ENE
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 54 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 78 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station JACKSONVILLE
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 46 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Tyler, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bascom (75705)

Chapel Hill (75707)

Omen (75705)

Swan (75704)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bullard 2,677 $81,750
Chandler 2,820 $72,794

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Tyler Public Libraries

Library
Tyler Public Library
201 S COLLEGE AVE
Tyler, Texas
(903) 593-7323
Library Web Site
Noonday Community Library
16662 CR 196
Tyler, Texas
(903) 939-0540

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Tyler Hospitals

TEXAS SPINE AND JOINT HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
1814 ROSELAND BOULEVARD
(903) 525-3488
Emergency Service: Yes

EAST TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1000 SOUTH BECKHAM STREET
(903) 597-0351
Emergency Service: Yes

MOTHER FRANCES HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
800 EAST DAWSON
(903) 593-8441
Emergency Service: Yes

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH CENTER AT TYLER
(Government - State)
11937 US HIGHWAY 271
(903) 877-7725
Emergency Service: Yes

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Tyler High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

ROBERT E LEE HIGH SCHOOL
411 ESE LOOP 323
903-531-3900
Serves 2,554 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

JOHN TYLER H S
1120 N NW LOOP 323
903-531-6000
A Title I School.
Serves 1,949 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

CHAPEL HILL H S
13172 STATE HWY 64 E
903-566-2311
Serves 877 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

ALVIN V ANDERSON EDUCATIONAL COMPL
1818 N CONFEDERATE AVE
903-590-4004
A Non-traditional School
Serves 130 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

AZLEWAY CHARTER SCHOOL
15892 CR26
903-566-8444
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 88 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

JIM PLYLER INSTRUCTIONAL COMPLEX
807 W GLENWOOD
903-531-3825
A Non-traditional School
Serves 81 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

ST LOUIS SP ED EL
3800 WALTON RD
903-531-3835
A Special Education School
Serves 74 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.7

WINGS
11134 CR 2249
903-565-0718
A Non-traditional School
Serves 11 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.2

SMITH CO J J A E P
1319 W EIGHTH ST
903-531-3659
A Non-traditional School
Serves 5 students.

ST LOUIS UNIT
11134 CR 2249
903-566-2241
A Special Education School
Serves 4 students.

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