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Balch Springs, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Balch Springs had a population of 25,301 as of July 1, 2016. Balch Springs ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Balch Springs is located at latitude 32.7139 and longitude -96.6181 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Balch Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 499 feet.

The City of Balch Springs (GNIS ID: 2409775) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Balch Springs is located within Northeast Dallas Division of Dallas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Balch Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Balch Springs, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,301
Population in Households 25,186
Population in Familes 22,104
Population in Group Qrtrs 115
Population Density1 2,814
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 7,650
Average Household Size 3.29
Family Households 5,887
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 8,386 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,012 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,638 (43.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 736 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $87,668
Average Home Value $111,652


Median Household Income $38,461
Average Household Income $48,043
Per Capita Income $14,749
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.98% 1.33%
Households 0.73% 1.18%
Families 0.66% 1.19%
Median Household Income   -0.29%
Per Capita Income   0.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Balch Springs, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Balch Springs to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 121 93rd
Population Density1 # 173 90th
Diversity Index2 # 7 100th
Median Household Income # 1181 33rd
Per Capita Income # 1464 16th

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