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Noonday is a city in Smith County, Texas, United States. The population was 777 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Tyler, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Noonday, Texas
City hall and library
City hall and library
Location of Noonday, Texas
Location of Noonday, Texas
Smith County Noonday.svg
Coordinates: 32°14′43″N 95°23′33″W / 32.24528°N 95.39250°W / 32.24528; -95.39250Coordinates: 32°14′43″N 95°23′33″W / 32.24528°N 95.39250°W / 32.24528; -95.39250
CountryUnited States
 • TypeType A General Law Municipality
 • MayorMichael Turman
 • Total2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
 • Land2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
466 ft (142 m)
 • Total777
 • Density390/sq mi (150/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)903
FIPS code48-51756[1]
GNIS feature ID1378760[2]

Noonday is perhaps best known for the "Noonday Onion," reputed to be one of the sweetest onions available. An onion must be grown within a ten-mile radius of Noonday in order to be considered a "Noonday Onion". The "Noonday Onion Festival" is held each year in May.


Noonday is located at 32°14′43″N 95°23′33″W / 32.24528°N 95.39250°W / 32.24528; -95.39250 (32.245210, -95.392567).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), all land.


Census Pop.
Est. 2016709[4]−8.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 515 people, 206 households, and 152 families residing in the city. The population density was 258.6 people per square mile (99.9/km²). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 111.5 per square mile (43.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.20% White, 6.02% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.39% Asian, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.50% of the population.

There were 206 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.5% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,625, and the median income for a family was $58,929. Males had a median income of $38,438 versus $23,036 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,594. About 4.6% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.


In 1884 the City of Noonday had one District School; in 1894 there were two Schools. Records show in 1903 there was one school with three teachers and fifty students and another with two teachers and one-hundred twenty-two students. By 1969 the schools had been absorbed into the Bullard Independent School District. Currently, the City of Noonday is served by the Tyler Independent School District.


  • 2003: In one of the largest domestic War on Terror investigations in the United States since the Oklahoma City bombing, William Krar and Judith Bruey were arrested and authorities seized nearly two pounds of cyanide, half a million rounds of ammunition, and a variety of bombs and other weapons.[6]

Public ServicesEdit

The Noonday Volunteer Fire Department provides fire protection to those who reside in the city limits, in addition to the outlying surrounding area. While a majority of the department is volunteers, a crew of paid firemen man the station during the week.

The Noonday City Marshal's Office provides law enforcement services in the city. The Smith County Sheriff's Office out of Tyler also serves the area.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ News account of Noonday arrests in 2003