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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population101,946
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+45,073
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married42%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.1%
Median Earnings25+$30,362
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,601
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,059

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,239
% Above Poverty Level79.7%
% Below Poverty Level20.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone33.7%
Median Gross Rent$832
Median House Value$140,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.8%
German8.1%
English7.7%
Irish7.1%
Scottish1.8%
French Except Basque1.7%
Italian1.5%
African1.2%
Dutch0.7%
Polish0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Norwegian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Czech0.3%
Greek0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Tyler Almanac

CategoryValue
County Smith County
Standard Zip Codes75701, 75702, 75703, 75704, 75705, 75706, 75707, 75708, 75709
P.O. Box Zip Codes75710, 75711, 75712, 75713
Company Zip Codes75798, 75799
Phone Area Codes903, 430
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.32
Approximate 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)

StationTYLER
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp38 to 57 F
Apr Temp55 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 94 F
Oct Temp56 to 79 F
Annual Precip45.2 inches
StationMINEOLA 8 ENE
Distance25.6 miles
Jan Temp31 to 54 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 78 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationJACKSONVILLE
Distance26.7 miles
Jan Temp35 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip46 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bullard2,798$83,229
Chandler2,874$77,197
Lindale5,488$62,656
Noonday559$84,167

Tyler Public Libraries

Tyler Public Library
201 S COLLEGE AVE
Tyler, Texas
(903) 593-7323

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Tyler Hospitals

East Texas Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital
(Non-profit)
701 Olympic Plaza Circle
East Texas Medical Center Specialty Hospital
(Non-profit)
1000 South Beckham Avenue, 5th Floor
Tyler Continue Care Hospital
(Non-profit)
800 East Dawson 4th Floor
Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
3131 Troup Highway
East Texas Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1000 South Beckham Avenue
Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler
(Non-profit)
800 East Dawson
University Of Texas Health Center - Tyler
(Government - State)
11937 Highway 271 North
Texas Spine And Joint Hospital
(Proprietary)
1814 Roseland Boulevard

Tyler Public Schools

Bell El
1409 Hankerson St
ZIP: 75701
(903) 262-1820
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Birdwell El
2010 Talley Ave
ZIP: 75701
(903) 262-1870
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
Clarkston El
2915 Williamsburg
ZIP: 75701
(903) 262-1980
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Hogg Middle
920 S Broadway Ave
ZIP: 75701
(903) 262-1500
Middle
Total Enrollment 482
Moore Mst Magnet School
1200 S Tipton St
ZIP: 75701
(903) 262-1640
Middle
Total Enrollment 795
Peete El
1511 Bellwood Dr
ZIP: 75701
(903) 262-2460
Primary
Total Enrollment 343
Robert E Lee H S
411 Ese Loop 323
ZIP: 75701
(903) 262-2625
High
Total Enrollment 2590
St Louis Early Childhood Center
2800 Walton Rd
ZIP: 75701
(903) 262-1180
Primary
Total Enrollment 117
Stewart Middle
2800 W Shaw St
ZIP: 75701
(903) 262-1710
Middle
Total Enrollment 520
Vista Academy Of Tyler
3105 University Blvd
ZIP: 75701
(972) 316-3663
Primary
Total Enrollment 310
Woods El
3131 Fry Ave
ZIP: 75701
(903) 262-1280
Primary
Total Enrollment 664
Azleway - Willow Bend
2902 Hwy 31 E
ZIP: 75702
(512) 459-1000
Other
Total Enrollment 46
Azleway Charter School Willow Bend
2902 Hwy 31 E
ZIP: 75702
(903) 566-8444
Bonner El
235 S Saunders
ZIP: 75702
(903) 262-1920
Primary
Total Enrollment 437
Boulter Middle
2926 Garden Valley Rd
ZIP: 75702
(903) 262-1390
Middle
Total Enrollment 632
Caldwell El Arts Academy
331 S College
ZIP: 75702
(903) 262-2250
Primary
Total Enrollment 692
Dogan Middle
2621 N Border Ave
ZIP: 75702
(903) 262-1450
Middle
Total Enrollment 575
Douglas El
1525 N Carlyle
ZIP: 75702
(903) 262-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 646
Griffin El
2650 N Broadway Ave
ZIP: 75702
(903) 262-2310
Primary
Total Enrollment 668
John Tyler H S
1120 N Nw Loop 323
ZIP: 75702
(903) 262-2850
High
Total Enrollment 2153
Jones El
3450 Chandler Hwy
ZIP: 75702
(903) 262-2360
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Orr El
3350 Pine Haven Rd
ZIP: 75702
(903) 262-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 651
Premier H S Of Tyler
1106 N Glenwood Blvd
ZIP: 75702
(903) 592-5222
High
Total Enrollment 104
Ramey El
2000 N Forest
ZIP: 75702
(903) 262-2505
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
T J Austin El
1105 W Franklin
ZIP: 75702
(903) 262-1765
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Wayne D Boshears Center For Exceptional Programs
3450 Chandler Hwy
ZIP: 75702
(903) 262-1350
Cumberland Academy
1340 Shiloh Rd
ZIP: 75703
(903) 581-2890
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Cumberland Academy Middle
1040 Shiloh Rd
ZIP: 75703
(903) 504-9539
Middle
Total Enrollment 528
Dr Bryan C Jack El
1900 Balsam Gap Ln
ZIP: 75703
(903) 262-3260
Primary
Total Enrollment 742
Hubbard Middle
1300 Hubbard Dr
ZIP: 75703
(903) 262-1560
Middle
Total Enrollment 787
Owens El
11780 C R 168
ZIP: 75703
(903) 262-2175
Primary
Total Enrollment 650
Ranch Academy - Tyler Campus
14023 State Hwy 155 S
ZIP: 75703
(903) 939-8000
Other
Total Enrollment 38
Rice El
409 Carriage Dr
ZIP: 75703
(903) 262-2555
Primary
Total Enrollment 633
Dixie El
213 Patton Ln
ZIP: 75704
(903) 262-2040
Primary
Total Enrollment 589
Jackson El
16406 F M 2767
ZIP: 75705
(903) 566-3530
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Azleway - Chapel Hill
15892 Cr 26
ZIP: 75707
(512) 459-1000
Other
Total Enrollment 58
Azleway Charter School
15892 Cr26
ZIP: 75707
(903) 566-8444
Chapel Hill H S
13172 State Hwy 64 E
ZIP: 75707
(903) 566-2311
High
Total Enrollment 1050
Chapel Hill Middle
13174 State Hwy 64 E
ZIP: 75707
(903) 566-1491
Middle
Total Enrollment 775
W L Kissam El
12800 State Hwy 64 E
ZIP: 75707
(903) 566-8334
Primary
Total Enrollment 781
Wise El Fine Arts Magnet
10659 State Hwy 64 E
ZIP: 75707
(903) 566-2271
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Smith Co J J A E P
2630 Morningside Dr
ZIP: 75708
(903) 566-2441
Smith Co Jjaep
2630 Morningside Dr
ZIP: 75708
(903) 859-8482
Smith Co Jjaep
2630 Morningside Dr
ZIP: 75708
(903) 894-6639
Ut Tyler Innovation Academy - Tyler
3900 University Blvd
ZIP: 75799
(903) 705-4330
Primary
Total Enrollment 245

Tyler Private Schools

All Saints Episcopal School
2695 S Southwest Loop 323
ZIP: 75701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 650
Bishop Tk Gorman Regional Catholic School
1405 E Southeast Loop 323
ZIP: 75701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 416
Good Shepherd School
2525 Old Jacksonville Rd
ZIP: 75701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 101
Grace Community School
3001 University Blvd
ZIP: 75701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 976
King's Academy Christian School
604 W 4th St
ZIP: 75701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 103
Stepping Stone School
3105 University Blvd
ZIP: 75701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 47
Tyler Adventist Christian School
2931 S Southeast Loop 323
ZIP: 75701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
St Gregory School
500 S College Ave
ZIP: 75702
Elementary
Total Enrollment 258
Little Peoples School
5210 Hollytree Dr
ZIP: 75703
Elementary
Total Enrollment 33
Oak Hill Montessori School
6720 Oak Hill Blvd
ZIP: 75703
Elementary
Total Enrollment 51
Christian Heritage School
961 County Road 1143
ZIP: 75704
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 119
East Texas Christian Academy
2448 Roy Rd
ZIP: 75707
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 253
Islamic Faith Academy
10645 State Highway 64 E
ZIP: 75707
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
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