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Encyclopedia > Smith County, Texas
Smith County, Texas
Seal of Smith County, Texas
Seal
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Smith County
Location in the state of Texas
Statistics
Formed
Seat Tyler
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,459 km² (949 mi²)
2,404 km² (928 mi²)
55 km² (21 mi²), 2.22%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

174,706
73/km² 
Website: www.smith-county.com

Smith County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population was 174,706. Its county seat is Tyler6. Smith county is named for James Smith, a general during the Texas Revolution. Smith County is one of 46 prohibition or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas (as of February 2005). Image File history File links Smith_County_tx_seal. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Texas_highlighting_Smith_County. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Tyler is the county seat of Smith County in East Texas; it lies roughly halfway between Dallas and Shreveport. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... The 22nd United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Tyler is the county seat of Smith County in East Texas; it lies roughly halfway between Dallas and Shreveport. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The Texas Revolution was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Tejas portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. ... A dry county is a county in the United States whose government forbids the sale of alcoholic beverages. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,459 km² (949 mi²). 2,404 km² (928 mi²) of it is land and 55 km² (21 mi²) of it (2.22%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Adjacent counties

Upshur County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Gregg County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Rusk County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Cherokee County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Henderson County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Van Zandt County is a county located in the state of Texas. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 174,706 people, 65,692 households, and 46,904 families residing in the county. The population density was 73/km² (188/mi²). There were 71,701 housing units at an average density of 30/km² (77/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 72.61% White, 19.06% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.74% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 11.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 65,692 households out of which 33.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.50% were married couples living together, 12.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.10. A marriage is a committed relationship between or among individuals, recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $37,148, and the median income for a family was $44,534. Males had a median income of $32,451 versus $22,351 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,072. About 10.20% of families and 13.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.40% of those under age 18 and 10.80% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Arp is a city located in Smith County, Texas. ... Bullard is a town located in southern Smith County, Texas at the intersection of U.S. Highway 69 and Farm-to-Market roads 2137, 2493, and 344, about 12 miles south of Tyler. ... Cherokee County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Lindale is a town located in Smith County, Texas. ... New Chapel Hill is a city located in Smith County, Texas. ... Noonday is a city located in Smith County, Texas. ... Tyler is the county seat of Smith County in East Texas; it lies roughly halfway between Dallas and Shreveport. ... Troup is a city located in Texas. ... Cherokee County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Whitehouse is a city located in Smith County, Texas. ... Winona is a town located in Smith County, Texas. ...

See also

A dry county is a county in the United States whose government forbids the sale of alcoholic beverages. ...

Roads and highways

Interstate 20 (abbreviated I-20 or in Texas IH-20) is a major east-west interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... US 69 is a north-south United States highway. ... US 80 is an east-west United States highway. ... United States Highway 271 is a north-south United States highway. ...

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Smith County, Texas - Cities - Incorporated (80 words)
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Smith County, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (413 words)
Smith county is named for James Smith, a general during the Texas Revolution.
Smith County is one of 46 prohibition or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas (as of February 2005).
In the county, the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older.
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