Tyler is a mid-size city in Texas with approximately 103,000 residents. With an average age of just under 37, the city's population is middle-of-the-pack compared to other cities in the state, which has an average age of 35. Homeowners slightly outnumber renters in Tyler by a slim 54%-46% margin. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $922/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Tyler will save around $1,300 compared to the state average.
Tyler residents have an average commute of about 22 minutes, shorter than the state average of about 27 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common way to get to work, selected by 41% of residents, while public transportation is not widely used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Compared to the Texas average, Tyler has a high percentage of residents older than 25 who possess an Associate's degree (6%). Additionally, 17% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Tyler: healthcare and retail. Together, these industries account for 17% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of almost $63,000, Tyler workers earn less than the average Texas resident. Tyler's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).