Grand Prairie, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Grand Prairie, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Grand Prairie had a population of 189,278 as of July 1, 2016. Grand Prairie 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 Grand Prairie is located at latitude 32.6842 and longitude -97.021 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grand Prairie (see map below) encompass a land area of 72.24 sq. miles and a water area of 8.9 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 515 feet.

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

The City of Grand Prairie (GNIS ID: 2410632) 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 Grand Prairie is located within Southwest Dallas Division of Dallas County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Grand Prairie: Deckman.

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Grand Prairie, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 189,278
Population in Households 188,936
Population in Familes 164,019
Population in Group Qrtrs 342
Population Density1 2,620
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 61,530
Average Household Size 3.07
Family Households 45,698
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 66,083 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 37,709 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,821 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,553 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $143,238
Average Home Value $167,604


Median Household Income $56,332
Average Household Income $71,819
Per Capita Income $23,428
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.23% 1.31%
Households 0.9% 1.14%
Families 0.93% 1.14%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

Grand Prairie, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grand Prairie 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 # 15 99th
Population Density1 # 194 89th
Diversity Index2 # 11 99th
Median Household Income # 445 75th
Per Capita Income # 784 55th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.