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Balch Springs, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Balch Springs had a population of 26,807 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Balch Springs, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 26,807
Population in Households 26,690
Population in Familes 23,620
Population in Group Qrtrs 117
Population Density2 2,982
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $41,640
Average Household Income $51,632
Per Capita Income $15,609


Total Housing Units 8,691 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,228 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,766 (43.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 697 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $96,566
Average Home Value $129,459


Total Households 7,994
Average Household Size 3.34
Family Households 6,212
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.45% 1.23%
Households 1.09% 1.0%
Families 1.16% 1.11%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

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, 2018 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 # 118 93rd
Population Density # 168 90th
Diversity Index # 6 100th
Median Household Income # 1122 36th
Per Capita Income # 1462 16th

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