Tyler Community Profile 2022

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City of Tyler 35.2 Median Age 91.0 Cost of Living Index Rating $52,932 Median Household Income 54.2 Land Area Square Miles Located just 90 miles east of downtown Dallas, Tyler is the largest community in East Texas with over 237,000 residents.

Quality of Life

Welcome to Tyler, Texas ~ a beautiful place to live, work and raise a family. Tyler is naturally beautiful, with a community working together to create a remarkable quality of life. Tyler's beauty can be experienced through scenic lakes and any of our parks that offer everything from fishing ponds, running trails, pools, and disc golf.

A must-see while visiting The Rose Capital of America is the renowned Tyler Rose Garden. The garden is one of the most extensive rose gardens in the United States. You need only a look around to understand why Tyler is "A Natural Beauty."

Tyler State Park offers more than 985 acres of adventure, including a 64 acre-lake prime for fishing and water recreation. Cyclists also enjoy Tyler State Park as a leg of Tyler's one-of-a-kind, four trail biking experience, the Four Pedals of the Rose.

7 Performing Arts Centers 7 Museums 4 Historic Sites 9 Amusement Centers 25 City Parks 13 Golf Courses 3 Lakes 1 Texas State Park

Red Dirt BBQ and Music Festival

The eighth annual Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival in Downtown Tyler, Texas, features live music and more than 25 of Texas's most celebrated barbecue joints. The Festival, which has sold out every year of existence, features three ticket levels (VIP, General Admission, Concert-Only) with three different gate times.

Art & Culture

Cowan Center

The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center serves the university, Tyler area, and East Texas region as a major focal point for cultural arts. The UT Tyler Cowan Center presents various classic and contemporary professional touring events, from world-class performers and lecturers to Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals and top-billed theatrical and dance productions.

Rose Capital of the World

Tyler Municipal Rose Garden Annual Texas Rose Festival

This world-famous Rose Garden features 14 acres, 35,000 rose bushes, and more than 500 varieties of roses. The Rose Garden is open from dawn until dark, seven days a week, and admission is free. Roses are at peak bloom twice a year: October and mid-to-late May.

Since its beginning in 1933, the Texas Rose Festival has represented the spirit that brings Tyler together as a community. Rich in heritage and tradition, the Festival offers enchanting ceremonial events amidst a backdrop of brilliant roses as vibrant and colorful as the community they represent. The Texas Rose Festival is held the third weekend of October every year.

Tyler Weather

One of the most attractive features of the Tyler area is the climate. Because of the consistently mild weather and abundant annual rainfall, Tyler is a gardener's paradise. Perennials, bulbs, fruits, and vegetables all grow abundantly as our pine trees. Spring flowers begin blooming in early March and continue throughout the Summer. High

January April July October 100 75 50 25 0 58* 55* 71* 53* 36* 78* 93* 78*


Tyler State Park

At Tyler State Park, you can boat, fish, swim in the lake, hike, mountain bike, picnic, geocache, camp, bird watch, and study nature. Whether you visit for an afternoon or a weekend, you will find plenty to do here. Explore the Pineywoods on more than 13 miles of trails.

Faulkner Park

Faulkner Park opened to the public on April 18, 2001. The park is named after Mr. Robert Faulkner, who donated land to develop the community park. In 2019, Faulkner Skate Park was added to the facility. The park features several picnic areas, restrooms, pavilions, baseball/softball fields, batting cages, playground, tennis facility, fishing pond, sprayground, nature trails, and skate park.

Bike Trails Lakes

Legacy Trail, officially opened in July 2019, is the newest trail to the City of Tyler. The 4.5-mile trail is 10-foot wide, concrete, and runs on the eastern and western sides of Old Jacksonville Highway. The trail is situated on the Old Cotton Belt train route, which was instrumental in the growth of East Texas.

Caldwell Zoo

Visit one of our Tyler lakes and indulge in relaxation or adventure.

Lake Palestine - Only 12 miles from Tyler, Lake Palestine offers plenty of room for fishing, boating, skiing, and much more!

Lake Tyler - Lake Tyler covers 4,500 acres and is a popular destination for boating, skiing, fishing, and camping! In addition, numerous homesites and waterfront lots make Lake Tyler a popular residential area.

More than 3,000 individual animals from over 200 species live at Caldwell zoo. Each habitat is custom-built to provide a safe and comfortable home for its occupants. Many of the species at the Caldwell Zoo are endangered or threatened in the wild. Giving these animals a safe environment while helping to maintain the genetic diversity of the species are two of the zoo's highest priorities.


Earl Campbell is a graduate from John Tyler High (Now known as Tyler High), former NFL #1 overall pick, 3x All-Pro, NFL MVP, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Earl is the namesake of SPORTyler's Earl Campell Tyler Rose Award and returns to Tyler annually for the award's presentation ceremony.

Born in Tyler, Patrick Mahomes II is a Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl MVP, and NFL MVP. Through his "15 and Mahomies" foundation, Patrick remains heavily involved in supporting children in Tyler and Whitehouse.

If you are looking for major sporting events in the Tyler, Texas area, SPORTyler is the go-to destination! SPORTyler offers the following services for sporting events in Tyler: Attractions: Cascades Country Club CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium Hollytree Country Club Mike Carter Field Rose Rudman Trail TISD Acquatic Center TJC JoAnn Medlock Murphy Tennis Center TJC Pat Hartley Field TJC Wagstaff Gym Tyler Athletic & Swim Club UT Tyler Citizen's 1st Perkins Soccer Complex UT Tyler Softball Field UT Tyler Summers Tennis Center UT Tyler Irwin Fields UT Tyler Louise Herrington Patriot Center Willow Brook County Club SPORTyler
Pre- and post-event meetings Bid Presentations Assistance with hotel blocks and rates On-site visits Public relations/media Registration needs Goodie bags VIP gifts Welcome speakers Welcome packets Restaurant discounts for teams Special event planning Materials for name badges
Eat and Drink Sink your teeth into the Tyler culture by trying one of many delicious restaurants. With the best culinary selection in East Texas, a unique variety of dining options are available for every taste! Over 300 Restaurants 30 Coffee, Pastry & Sweet shops 9 Breweries, Wineries, or Distilleries More than 25 outdoor/patio dining locations


Grocery 89.6

Housing 87.0

Utilities 104.9

Transportation 96.1

Health Care 100.0

Miscellaneous 92.2

Cost of living Tyler Indices Summary

Comparable City Comparisons

The following compares the cost-ofliving index for cities the size of Tyler in 2021:

Tyler, TX 92.3 Burlington, VT 111.5 Rio Rancho, NM 94.0 Hot Springs, AR 80.9 Lafayette, IN 78.6 Norman, OK 89.4

Pueblo, CO 85.2 St. George, UT 103.6

Large City Comparisons

The following compares the cost-ofliving index for other U.S. cities, regardless of size in 2021:

Tyler, TX 92.3 Chicago, IL 106.9 Denver, CO 128.7

Fort Lauderdale, FL 117.9 Reno, NV 116.2 New York (Manhattan), NY 258.3

San Francisco, CA 269.3 Washington, DC 152.1

Tyler's cost of living index through Quarter 3 of 2021 was 92.3 of 100 and has consistently been 90-96% of the national average for the past six years. Cost of living indexes measure the relative price levels for consumer goods and services compared against the national average. The national average is always 100. Indexes below 100 indicate lower prices (less expensive) than the national average.



The data above shows how many people identify themselves as each of the following races, which most Americans base on their family's national origin. With a diversity score of 92 out of 100, Tyler is much more diverse than other U.S. cities.

White HIspanicAfricanAmerican Asian American Indian/Other 50 40 30 20 10 0 2021 FIGURES
5 0 . 2 % 2 4 . 8 % 2 2 . 6 % 0.3% 2.1%

Major Companies

Headquartered in Tyler

Southside Bank John Soules Foods Brookshire Grocery Company

Largest Employers

CHRISTUS Mother Francis Hospital UT Health East Texas Tyler Independent School District Sanderson Farms Walmart Trane Technologies UT Health Science Center Brookshire Grocery Company The University of Texas at Tyler Altice USA Tyler Junior College Target Distribution Center John Soules Foods Smith County City of Tyler Southside Bank Baylor Scott & White-TSJ Hospital Tyler Pipe Centene Delek 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 5,000 3,550 2,550 1,850 1,500 1,450 400 350 900 350 8850 50 300 250 1,000 1,450 1,000 1,450 1,200 1,150 Average Employment Totals


Texas Workforce Commission data shows Tyler as the fastest-growing metro area in Texas with an 8.3 percent job growth in 2021. The Tyler MSA outpaced the United States, Texas, and all other Texas metros in the rate of job growth in 2021.

Beaumont-PortArthurHouston-SugarLandDallas-FortWorthOdessaCorpusChristi 2021 JOB GROWTH, TEXAS METROS

Trane Technologies was incorporated in 1913 and is based in Davidson, NC. The company manufactures and markets heating and air ventilation equipment. Trane’s Tyler facility, which opened in 1956 as an air conditioning plant, has since grown to become one of Tyler’s largest businesses and strongest community supporters. The Tyler facility is one of the single largest Trane facilities in the world.

Trane is investing $76.7 million to construct a new building, rebuild 4 assembly lines, and create 3 additional assembly lines. With this investment, Trane Technologies will have over 2,000 employees at capacity.


Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport provides Tyler residents with hassle free access to the DFW area and airport. The airport is open seven days a week, offering:

30 minute flights to Dallas from 5:00 A.M. to 10:30 P.M.

One stop to 260+ global destinations

Access to American Airlines Oneworld Alliance

Business accomodations, charter capability, and flight training

General Avaition, from small aircraft to corporate jets and helicopters

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is only a 30 minute plane ride or 90 minute drive from Tyler, and provides Tyler residents with access to:

The second busiest airport in the United States

Service to 260+ destinations, including every major metro area in the United States Choices between 26 scheduled airlines

The ninth-largest international hub in the United States


CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

is a non-profit regional health care provider based in Tyler, Texas that operates eight hospitals and 82 clinic locations in East Texas.

CHRISTUS Health has partnered with Texas Oncology in building an 85,000-square-foot center, featuring:

30,000 square-feet of clinic space for medical, radiation, and gynecologic oncology

7,500 square-foot advanced imaging center

10,000 square feet of surgical oncology support


UT Health System

The UT Health system brings access to a vast network of hospitals and clinics, regional trauma/emergency system, and much more.

UTHealth Tyler has recently partnered with MD Anderson, giving East Texans access to the #1 cancer treatment organization in the nation. Doctors in Tyler are now able to communicate and work with MD Anderson doctors in Houston to ensure East Texans recieve the most effective treatment possible.

UTHealth has partnered with the University of Texas at Tyler in opening the region's first medical school, scheduled to open in 2023.

Baylor Scott & White-Texas Spine & Joint

Baylor Scott & White's new $27 million state-ofthe-art Tyler facility uses 21-st century technology to provide the latest in non-invasive and surgical pain relief procedures.

Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine & Joint Hospital specializes in the treatment of spine and joints, as well as:

Radiology Services

Back and Neck

Pain Management

Joint Replacement General Orthopedics Sports Medicine Outpatient Surgery


TylerISD 41.7% WhitehouseISD 11.3% LindaleISD 9.8% PrivateSchools 8.8% ChapelHillISD 8% CharterSchools 7.1% BullardISD 6.3% WinonaISD 2.5% TroupISD 2.4% Arp ISD 876 Bullard ISD 2,675 Chapel Hill ISD 3,416 Lindale ISD 4,148 Troup ISD 1,023 Tyler ISD 17,721 Whitehouse ISD 4,818 Winona ISD 1,053 Charter Schools 3,033 Private Schools 3,719 2020-2021 Tyler-MSA PK-12th Grade Enrollment by School District
HIGHER EDUCATION University of Texas at Tyler Tyler Junior College Texas College Tyler is home to three colleges and universities and other educational facilities that provide a vast and talented employment pool with advanced education. Colleges and Universities in the Tyler MSA confer more than 5,000 degrees and certificates each year. 12,000 1Students 0,000 Students 1,000 Students Certificates AssociateDegrees Bacheloreate Advanced 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 6,000 4,000 2,000 0 684 1250 1471 957 891 1463 1458 745 943 1538 1509 721 1030 1729 1821 821 1134 1989 1989 853 544 1745 1946 1085

Regional Hub

Tyler, Texas, is considered East Texas's advanced manufacturing, health care, educational, and retail center. We offer companies a quality, centrally located market location with many advantages of a major market. The economy is diverse, and the area provides abundant, low-cost labor, land, and buildings. Tyler is part of the Tyler MSA, which includes all of Smith County, Texas.

Tyler/Smith County is strategically positioned 90 miles east of Dallas/Fort Worth, 90 miles west of Shreveport, LA, and less than 200 miles north of Houston. Both Shreveport and Houston have international shipping facilities.

Tyler has excellent interstate and U.S. Highway systems with I-20, U.S. 271, U.S. 69, and four major state highways (64, 31, 155, and 110) that provide efficient and economical transportation to all destinations.

Housing Market

Demand for housing in the Tyler area continues to rise as the population grows. Despite a continuing increase in the average home sale price, the cost of buying a home is still very affordable due to the low cost of living. The following data, tracked by the Greater Tyler Association of Realtors, shows the average home price and the number of homes sold for the past 10 years.

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,000 0 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 300,000 200,000 100,000 0 Number of Homes Sold Average Home Sale Price 2 , 5 3 9 2 , 7 4 7 2 , 6 2 3 2 , 7 7 2 3 , 0 8 2 2 0 8 , 6 7 9 2 1 9 , 2 1 5 2 3 3 , 3 5 0 2 4 0 , 3 2 2 2 6 9 , 6 2 3

Property Valuations

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 $20 $15 $10 $5 $0
Due to the increasing demand for homes, expanding development, and an overall national trend in rising property values, the valuation of properties within the Tyler MSA continues to increase. The Smith County Appraisal District publishes these values each year. Real Property Personal TProperty otal Property Smith County - Values in Billions
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