A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$832
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

Tyler Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    242
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    53
    41
  • Robbery
    101
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    657
    500
  • Theft
    3,132
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    151
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,507
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
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Tyler Reviews

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For the past four years, I have lived in and around Tyler, Texas and I have been pleasantly surprised by my experience. Moving from Fort Worth after spending most of my life in that area was a little frightening. Living in the Tyler area, I have found a sense of community that I never had back home, along with a "small town feel", with plenty of activities for all ages. Tyler has something for everyone, regardless of your age, race, religion and lifestyle. Tyler has everything from a state park, museums, college universities, indoor waterparks and everything in between. Whether you are a high school graduate looking for an exciting college experience, a family of four looking for your forever home, or a drifter just passing through; there's a little something for everyone!
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Tyler has many schools (updated elementary and middle schools, charter schools, Tyler Junior College, Texas College and The University of Texas), many parks (also a dog park), and a variety of eating places (including tasty independent small eateries). If you are into shopping there's a mall and a newer shopping center (Studio Movie Grill, Five & Below, etc) near by. There are a variety of things for all types of people (entertainment franchises, small museums, a bowling alley, golf courses, etc.). If you're religious there are an abundance (practically every denomination) of churches (also some synagogues and a Islam center). Some of the primary sources of employment include: various medical professions (two main hospitals and large health centers), education, services/industries (Trane, restaurants, grocery stores, etc.) Housing is possibly cheaper than average for TX and the country. The police department is pretty decent too.
Tyler has a lot to offer, from food to entertainment visitors are bound to find something they like. From places like the zoo and the rose garden to fancy restaurants such as Jules and even live entertainment during dinner as seen at Ricks at the Square. There is something for everyone, Downtown has old buildings and brick streets as well as museums to entertain the hungry mind. Come see us!