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Smith County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 225,290 (68% urban, 32% rural); it was 174,706 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 31,447
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 21,122
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 45,777
Renter-occupied apartments: 26,486 (it was 19,915 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

36%

Land area: 928 sq. mi.

Water area: 21.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 243 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Smith County: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.3%), Educational, health and social services (19.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.9%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Smith County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (60.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (19.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (17.2%)
  • Asian alone (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  36.5 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years
Males: 108,293  (48.1%)
Females: 116,997  (51.9%)

Smith County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Smith County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $52,572 ($37,148 in 1999)

This county:

$52,572
Texas:

$56,565

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $725 (lower quartile is $567, upper quartile is $958)
This county:

$725
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $153,100 (it was $76,500 in 2000)
Smith:

$153,100
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $94,300 - $228,100

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $200,866
Here:

$200,866
State:

$230,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $146,046
Here:

$146,046
State:

$227,239

In 2-unit structures: $158,212
Here:

$158,212
State:

$179,535

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $121,749
Here:

$121,749
State:

$145,057

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $167,235
Here:

$167,235
State:

$253,158

Mobile homes: $101,957
Here:

$101,957
State:

$80,655

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $24,475
Here:

$24,475
State:

$50,435
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,275
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $481

Institutionalized population: 2,013

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 50
  • Robberies: 27
  • Assaults: 255
  • Burglaries: 788
  • Thefts: 1060
  • Auto thefts: 196

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 42
  • Robberies: 29
  • Assaults: 237
  • Burglaries: 700
  • Thefts: 1028
  • Auto thefts: 193
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Health of residents in Smith County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
67.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
43.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
66.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
66.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 160 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 370 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2008: 258 buildings, average cost: $169,200
  • 2009: 160 buildings, average cost: $179,600
  • 2010: 201 buildings, average cost: $171,900
  • 2011: 185 buildings, average cost: $162,100
  • 2012: 228 buildings, average cost: $157,900
  • 2013: 373 buildings, average cost: $258,200
  • 2014: 377 buildings, average cost: $292,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,430 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,743 (1.2%)

Smith County household income distribution in 2009 Smith County home values distribution Smith County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.2%
Smith County:

16.2%
Texas:

15.6%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.9% for Black residents, 24.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.7% for American Indian residents, 2.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.4% for other race residents, 13.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 36.5 years old
(Males: 35.6 years old, Females: 38.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.2 years old, Black residents: 31.6 years old, American Indian residents: 37.7 years old, Asian residents: 37.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.0 years old, Other race residents: 30.0 years old)

Area name: Tyler, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Smith County is $524 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $590 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $808 a month.

Cities in this county include: Tyler, Whitehouse, Hideaway, Lindale, Troup, Bullard, Emerald Bay, Arp, Winona, New Chapel Hill.

Smith County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Smith County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.035 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Dallas County, Alabama , Hinds County, Mississippi , Hale County, Alabama , Lowndes County, Alabama , Evans County, Georgia , West Carroll Parish, Louisiana , Wilkinson County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 9,012
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 19,122 (34.9% naturalized citizens)

Smith County:

8.5%
Whole state:

17.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 2,947
  • 2000 to 2009: 5,053
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,756
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,441
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,772
  • Before 1970: 656
Note: State values scaled to Smith County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.1%

Smith County marital status for males Smith County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 61,857
  • One, attached: 1,324
  • Two: 2,504
  • 3 or 4: 2,182
  • 5 to 9: 3,932
  • 10 to 19: 3,577
  • 20 to 49: 1,695
  • 50 or more: 2,185
  • Mobile homes: 10,024
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 51

Housing units in Smith County with a mortgage: 28,111 (171 second mortgage, 834 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 22,402

Here:

56.0% with mortgage
State:

57.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Smith County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant95,475247
Catholic25,5737
Mainline Protestant15,52645
Black Protestant8,61751
Other3,63221
Orthodox852
None60,806-
Smith County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Smith County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 23
This county:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 73
Smith County:

3.69 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 108
This county:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Smith County:

8.6%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Smith County:

26.7%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

25.5%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Smith County:

Average size of farms: 127 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $28,051
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $859.97
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 67.51%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 24.98%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $26,844
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.31%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.66%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $27,419
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.21%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.71
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.38%
Corn for grain: 315 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 42 harvested acres
Vegetables: 821 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,031 acres

Earthquake activity:

Smith County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 322.0 miles away from Smith County center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 173.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 264.6 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 266.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 214.5 miles away from Smith County center
On 5/31/1997 at 03:26:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 17, 2016 to April 30, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4269: April 25, 2016, FEMA Id: 4269, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 22, 2015 to October 31, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4245: November 25, 2015, FEMA Id: 4245, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4223: May 29, 2015, FEMA Id: 4223, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: August 30, 2011 to December 31, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4029: September 09, 2011, FEMA Id: 4029, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to October 02, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1791: September 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1791, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3294: September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: 3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 07, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3290: August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: 3290, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Dean, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 05, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3277: August 18, 2007, FEMA Id: 3277, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 16, 2007 to August 03, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1709: June 29, 2007, FEMA Id: 1709, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 15 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Smith County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Fires: 5, Winds: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (70%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • India (2%)
  • El Salvador (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)
  • Vietnam (1%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Smith County (%):

  • American (19%)
  • English (5%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • African (1%)

Smith County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 89,433 (84.1%)
  • Carpooled: 9,940 (9.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 189 (0.2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 23 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,450 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 221 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,081 (1.0%)
  • Worked at home: 4,068 (3.8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Smith County, Texas in 2000:

  • 1,339 people in nursing homes
  • 1,208 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 722 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 490 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 451 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 128 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 68 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 61 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 45 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 41 people in other group homes
  • 29 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 25 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 25 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 25 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 23 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 11 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Smith County, Texas in 2010:

  • 1,644 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,017 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 737 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 198 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 162 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 72 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 63 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 55 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 45 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 38 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 31 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 24 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,920.

7.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,016 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.14%
Texas average:

7.14%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($153 average AGI)
Smith County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.08%

5.15% relocated from other counties in Texas ($27,478 average AGI)
1.96% relocated from other states ($13,385 average AGI)
Smith County:

1.96%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Henderson County, TX  0.44% ($33,124 average AGI)
from Dallas County, TX  0.41% ($39,842)
from Gregg County, TX  0.39% ($35,741)
from Cherokee County, TX  0.37% ($42,105)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.26% ($37,505)
from Harris County, TX  0.26% ($50,935)
from Van Zandt County, TX  0.25% ($26,585)


6.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,299 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
Texas average:

6.69%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($258 average AGI)
Smith County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.10%

4.94% relocated to other counties in Texas ($27,208 average AGI)
1.72% relocated to other states ($10,833 average AGI)
Smith County:

1.72%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dallas County, TX  0.57% ($29,521 average AGI)
to Henderson County, TX  0.38% ($32,746)
to Gregg County, TX  0.34% ($36,469)
to Cherokee County, TX  0.31% ($33,361)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.30% ($36,349)
to Harris County, TX  0.28% ($59,117)
to Van Zandt County, TX  0.21% ($36,603)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.5

Births per 1000 population in Smith County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Smith County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Smith County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 25.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Smith County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Smith County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 32,108 (27,142 aged, 4,966 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 10,160 (19%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Smith County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3,040)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,748)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,194)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,171)
  • Pulmonary embolism without mention of acute cor pulmonale (1,019)
  • Unspecified dementia (987)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (910)
  • Congestive heart failure (797)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (776)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (603)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.61
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 24,452
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 476
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 73,675

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,563
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 857
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 1

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 50
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 90

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 59.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 40.4
  • Other - 19.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 133.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 83.9
  • Suffocation - 25.6
  • Poisoning - 21.8
  • Other - 2.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 225,290
  • In family households: 190,402 (26,539 male householders, 26,146 female householders)
    41,665 spouses, 73,441 children (65,881 natural, 3,568 adopted, 3,992 stepchildren), 8,470 grandchildren, 3,963 brothers or sisters, 2,786 parents, 3,457 other relatives, 3,935 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 29,468 (9,583 male householders (8,022 living alone)), 13,524 female householders (11,861 living alone)), 6,361 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,420

Size of family households: 25,601 2-persons, 11,235 3-persons, 8,682 4-persons, 4,281 5-persons, 1,815 6-persons, 1,071 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,883 1-person, 2,882 2-persons, 146 3-persons, 71 4-persons, 125 5-persons.

36,911 married couples with children.
10,740 single-parent households (551 men, 10,189 women).

82.5% of residents of Smith speak English at home.
15.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (45% speak English very well, 55% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $972,825,000 ($5,219 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $65,795,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $461,180,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $231,715,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $363,000
Federal grants: $171,546,000
Federal procurement contracts: $54,064,000 ($39,283,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $53,957,000 ($1,457,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $625,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $70,465,000
Federal Government insurance: $59,863,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 14,694
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 9,227
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,100
Here:

+16 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +7,623
Here:

+40 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Smith County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 41.15 millions of gallons per day (46% from ground, 54% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,482
  • 2010 to 2013: 3,170
  • 2000 to 2009: 15,945
  • 1990 to 1999: 14,145
  • 1980 to 1989: 14,979
  • 1970 to 1979: 13,559
  • 1960 to 1969: 8,138
  • 1950 to 1959: 9,818
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,235
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,860
Note: State values scaled to Smith population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Smith County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Smith County population
  • 1 room: 152
  • 2 rooms: 298
  • 3 rooms: 943
  • 4 rooms: 4,189
  • 5 rooms: 12,698
  • 6 rooms: 12,282
  • 7 rooms: 9,134
  • 8 rooms: 5,046
  • 9+ rooms: 5,771
  • 1 room: 1,054
  • 2 rooms: 1,527
  • 3 rooms: 3,843
  • 4 rooms: 6,695
  • 5 rooms: 5,565
  • 6 rooms: 3,926
  • 7 rooms: 1,562
  • 8 rooms: 647
  • 9+ rooms: 460
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Smith County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Smith County population
  • no bedroom: 237
  • 1 bedroom: 658
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,448
  • 3 bedrooms: 31,539
  • 4 bedrooms: 10,839
  • 5+ bedrooms: 792
  • no bedroom: 1,158
  • 1 bedroom: 5,501
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,102
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,747
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,562
  • 5+ bedrooms: 209
Cars and other vehicles available in Smith County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Smith County population
  • no vehicle: 1,022
  • 1 vehicle: 11,929
  • 2 vehicles: 25,154
  • 3 vehicles: 9,383
  • 4 vehicles: 2,314
  • 5+ vehicles: 711
  • no vehicle: 2,637
  • 1 vehicle: 12,576
  • 2 vehicles: 7,118
  • 3 vehicles: 2,498
  • 4 vehicles: 288
  • 5+ vehicles: 162

84% of Smith County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Texas.

Smith County:

84.3%
State average:

84.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 163,370
  • Other state: 41,634
  • Northeast: 4,681
  • Midwest: 9,890
  • South: 15,374
  • West: 11,689

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Smith County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (56.8%)
  • Utility gas (37.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.0%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Electricity (77.3%)
  • Utility gas (19.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Wood (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,990
Here:

8.1%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,781
Here:

14.1%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,133
Here:

16.5%
Texas:

15.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Smith County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $6,287,000
    General: $643,000
  • Current Operations - Corrections - Other: $15,470,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,779,000
    Police Protection: $6,628,000
    Regular Highways: $4,839,000
    General - Other: $4,152,000
    Financial Administration: $1,857,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,439,000
    Central Staff Services: $966,000
    General Public Buildings: $887,000
    Fire Protection: $545,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $186,000
    Health Services - Other: $89,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $969,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $777,000
    Police Protection: $136,000
    Corrections - Other: $124,000
    Central Staff: $88,000
    General - Other: $81,000
    Judicial: $32,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $20,322,000

Smith County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $5,207,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $863,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,093,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,063,000
    Rents: $573,000
    Interest Earnings: $263,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,511,000
    Highways: $88,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,891,000
    Total General Sales: $10,403,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,819,000
    NEC: $319,000

Smith County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $173,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $20,700,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $18,775,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $137,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $36,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,925,000

Smith County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,639,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $13,205,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $469,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,351
  • Number of aged recipients: 567
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,784
  • Number of recipients under 18: 905
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,491
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 955
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,605
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,921
Smith County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Smith County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 36 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED795$137,0041,318$161,1182,251$162,158328$47,9576$1,939,833458$138,485119$50,891
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED53$127,019134$124,403231$144,45936$29,0830$033$110,69774$51,378
APPLICATIONS DENIED103$120,922333$97,916763$143,228246$37,9230$070$135,457189$50,868
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN97$129,454158$145,601613$155,53232$68,0310$056$114,64312$72,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS13$134,61527$127,296109$170,1568$97,8750$011$118,36412$45,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 32 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED185$177,124109$175,6704$178,2500$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED51$180,11830$210,5334$136,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED24$214,79213$226,2313$375,0001$69,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$149,35717$188,9411$337,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$160,0002$193,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Smith County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,12572.2 years
Mary1,00679.2 years
John93375.5 years
William86875.7 years
Robert66872.4 years
Willie46877.2 years
Charles45772.1 years
George37475.7 years
Dorothy31876.4 years
Thomas29573.7 years
Most common last names in Smith County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith65976.2 years
Johnson54975.4 years
Williams53775.3 years
Jones46874.1 years
Brown35275.5 years
Davis30375.3 years
Moore26877.0 years
Taylor26074.1 years
Martin25275.0 years
Jackson23674.0 years
Businesses in Smith County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T9Lane Bryant1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Furniture4
Academy Sports + Outdoors1LensCrafters1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza2
Advance Auto Parts2Long John Silver's4
Aeropostale1Lowe's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Macy's1
Ann Taylor1Marriott2
Applebee's1Marshalls1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AutoZone5McDonald's11
Avenue1Men's Wearhouse1
BMW1Motel 61
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity2
Bath & Body Works1New Balance4
Baymont Inn1New York & Co1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike5
Best Western2Nissan1
Budget Car Rental1Office Depot1
Burger King8OfficeMax1
CVS5Old Navy1
Casual Male XL1Olive Garden1
Catherines1On The Border1
Chevrolet1Outback1
Chick-Fil-A3Outback Steakhouse1
Chico's1Pac Sun1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza2
Church's Chicken4Payless4
Coldwater Creek1Penske3
ColorTyme1PetSmart1
Comfort Suites1Pier 1 Imports1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut4
Curves1Quality1
Dairy Queen3Quiznos1
Days Inn2RadioShack2
Decora Cabinetry1Ramada1
Dennys1Red Lobster1
Discount Tire1Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
FedEx27SAS Shoes1
Finish Line1SONIC Drive-In10
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sam's Club1
Foot Locker1Sears2
GNC2Shoe Carnival1
GameStop3Sprint Nextel1
Gap1Starbucks3
Goodwill4Subaru1
Gymboree1Subway7
H&R Block8Super 81
Havertys Furniture1T-Mobile4
Haworth1T.G.I. Driday's1
Hilton2Taco Bell7
Hobby Lobby1Talbots1
Holiday Inn5Target1
Hollister Co.1The Room Place2
Home Depot1Toyota1
Honda1Toys"R"Us1
Hot Topic1U-Haul16
Howard Johnson1UPS27
IHOP1Vans3
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless2
Jack In The Box3Victoria's Secret1
JoS. A. Bank1Volkswagen1
Jones New York5Walgreens4
Journeys1Walmart4
Justice1Wendy's4
KFC4Wet Seal1
Kohl's1YMCA2
La Quinta2

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  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"