The Tyler County Courthouse in Woodville
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||John Tyler|
|o Total||936 sq mi (2,420 km2)|
|o Land||925 sq mi (2,400 km2)|
|o Water||11 sq mi (30 km2) 1.2%%|
|o Density||24/sq mi (9/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Tyler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 21,766. Its seat is Woodville. Tyler County is named for John Tyler, the 10th President of the United States.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 936 square miles (2,420 km2), of which 925 square miles (2,400 km2) are land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.2%) are covered by water.
As of the census of 2000, 20,871 people, 7,775 households, and 5,675 families resided in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km2). The 10,419 housing units averaged 11 per square mile (4/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 84.0% White, 12.0% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 2.52% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. About 3.6% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 7,775 households, 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were not families. About 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.5 and the average family size was 2.9.
In the county, the population was distributed as 23.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.2 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,808, and 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 12.6% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.0% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.
|Senate Class 1||John Cornyn||Republican||2002||Senior Senator|
|Senate Class 2||Ted Cruz||Republican||2012||Junior Senator|
|Representatives||Name||Party||First Elected||Area(s) of Tyler County Represented|
|District 36||Brian Babin||Republican||New district created with 2010 census. First elected 2014.||Entire county|