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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    B+
Tyler is a city in Texas with a population of 102,561. Tyler is in Smith County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Tyler offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Tyler there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Tyler and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Tyler are above average.
About Tyler...
Population
102,561

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$864
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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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
    314
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    61
    41
  • Robbery
    57
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    420
    500
  • Theft
    2,587
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    138
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Tyler

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,463
National
$55,322
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Tyler Reviews

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I absolutely love Tyler Texas! I have lived here majority of my life. Tyler has everything that anyone can need or want. We have multiple great schools ranging from preschool to college. Our school district goes the extra mile to give the kids plenty of opportunities. Dance, band, art are just a few things our kids can enjoy. Night life does not disappoint at all! We have a balance of movie theaters and upscale eatery's. Life in Tyler is truly a pleasure. Tyler is a growing town with a small town heart. We support our own and love with a big Texas heart.
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In the heart of East Texas, Tyler is a fantastic city! Beautiful as it is busy, Tyler has so much to offer around every corner. With outstanding health facilities emerging quickly, it is one of the most trusted cities for healthcare. The city of Tyler is the perfect size for those trying to raise families with entrusted school districts and much diversity. As for night-life and entertainment, Tyler has plenty of restaurants and bars with a variety of options for every tastebud in mind. As live music becomes more popular, Tyler offers various opportunities for live entertainments for the entire family. Known for its roses, Tyler is the home of the largest rose garden in the world. When the roses are in full bloom in October, visitors from all over come to spectate the annual Rose Parade and walk around or picnic in the beautiful rose garden. Over all, Tyler is a unique and beautiful city perfect for anyone and everyone.
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!