Tye is a city in Taylor County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,242 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Abilene, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.
About 1900 the T & P Railroad held a contest to select a name for one of the communities along its route. The town name chosen was Tye. It is in honor of John P. Tye, a Methodist minister who happened to be the first postmaster of the town. Before 1900 the town name had been Hinds.
Tye is located at 32°27′12″N 99°52′1″W (32.453324, -99.866993).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.1 km²), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,158 people, 426 households, and 316 families residing in the city. The population density was 248.3 people per square mile (95.9/km²). There were 582 housing units at an average density of 124.8/sq mi (48.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.67% White, 1.81% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 5.27% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.40% of the population.
There were 426 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.17.
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