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The City of Glenn Heights had a population of 12,236 as of July 1, 2016. Glenn Heights 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 Glenn Heights is located at latitude 32.5513 and longitude -96.8544 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Glenn Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 676 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Glenn Heights are located in Dallas County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Ellis County.

The City of Glenn Heights (GNIS ID: 2410602) 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 Glenn Heights is located within Southwest Dallas Division of Dallas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Glenn Heights 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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Glenn Heights, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,236
Population in Households 12,235
Population in Familes 11,071
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,695
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 3,796
Average Household Size 3.22
Family Households 3,121
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 4,087 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,718 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,078 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 291 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $148,529
Average Home Value $180,022


Median Household Income $59,634
Average Household Income $75,702
Per Capita Income $23,820
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.31% 2.27%
Households 1.11% 2.1%
Families 1.13% 2.08%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

Glenn Heights, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glenn Heights 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 # 222 87th
Population Density1 # 376 79th
Diversity Index2 # 129 93rd
Median Household Income # 363 79th
Per Capita Income # 759 57th

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