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Smith County, TX&

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1.01% growth
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Median Household Income
3.74% growth
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Number of Employees
1.31% growth
Median Property Value
5.36% growth

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The economy of Smith County, TX employs 97,098 people. The economy of Smith County, TX is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Other services, except public administration; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 4.77; 1.3; and 1.22 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Smith County, TX are Healthcare & Social Assistance (16,375), Retail trade (12,837), and Educational Services (9,391), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($67,992), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($49,211), and Utilities ($46,641).

Median household income in Smith County, TX is $48,683. Males in Smith County, TX have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,764. The income inequality of Smith County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.486 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Smith County, TX. In Smith County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 97 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,633. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.


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Smith County, TX is home to a population of 219,745 people, from which 94.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Smith County, TX is composed of 133,593 White residents (60.8%), 40,831 Hispanic residents (18.6%), 38,577 Black residents (17.6%), 3,315 Asian residents (1.51%), and 2,306 Two+ residents (1.05%). The most common foreign languages in Smith County, TX are Spanish (30,522 speakers), Tagalog (663 speakers), and Other Asian (566 speakers), but compared to other places, Smith County, TX has a relative high number of Spanish (30,522 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (137 speakers), and Other Asian (566 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Smith County, TX awarded 4,454 degrees. The student population of Smith County, TX is skewed towards females, with 1,875 male students and 2,579 female students. Most students in Smith County, TX are White (2,803 and 62.9%), followed by Black or African American (695 and 15.6%), Hispanic or Latino (606 and 13.6%), and Two or more races (89 and 2%). The largest universities in Smith County, TX by number of graduates are Tyler Junior College (2,389 and 53.6%), The University of Texas at Tyler (1,858 and 41.7%), and Texas College (120 and 2.69%). The most popular majors in Smith County, TX are General Studies (439 and 9.9%), Registered Nursing (171 and 3.84%), and General Business (76 and 1.71%). The median tuition costs in Smith County, TX are $8,208 for private four year colleges, and $2,550 and $3,240 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Smith County, TX is $137,600, which is 0.67 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $130,600 to $137,600, a 5.36% increase. The homeownership rate of Smith County, TX is 65.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Smith County, TX have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Smith County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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