Tyler Texas Hispanic Power of the Purse


November 7, 2023


November 7, 2023

New research, Hispanic Power of the Purse in Tyler, Texas, released today by the American Immigration Council, underscores the crucial role Hispanic Americans in Tyler, Texas play in the metro area’s economy. The new report was prepared in partnership with Texans for Economic Growth, a statewide 145+ member business coalition powered by the American Immigration Council, and the Tyler Hispanic Business Alliance. The report focuses on the Tyler Metro area. 

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  • Hispanic Americans in the Tyler metro area contributed millions in taxes and consumer spending. In 2021, Hispanic households earned $811.7 million in income, with $101.9 million going to federal taxes and $72.1 million going to state and local taxes, leaving them with $637.7 million in spending power that can be reinvested back into the local communities. 

  • Hispanic Americans are helping the Tyler metro area meet its labor force demands and will help meet future needs. In 2021, nearly 24,000 Hispanic Americans were active in the labor force, comprising 21.2 percent of the total labor force, despite only accounting for 20.7 percent of the total population. This means Hispanic Americans played an outsized role in the metro area’s labor force. 

  • Hispanic Americans in the Tyler metro area are helping drive population growth. Between 2012 and 2021, the U.S.-born Hispanic population in Tyler grew by 40.3 percent, while the foreign-born Hispanic population grew by 2.8 percent. In 2012, 18.0 percent of the overall population in Tyler was Hispanic; that number grew to 20.7 percent in 2021. 

  • Hispanic Americans in the Tyler metro area hold substantial voting power. In 2021, there were more than 18,900 Hispanic voters, including nearly 2,800 naturalized citizens. Overall, the Hispanic population in Tyler made up 11.8 percent of the electorate, including Hispanic naturalized citizens, who on their own made up 1.7 percent. 

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