Garland, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Garland, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Garland had a population of 245,080 as of July 1, 2017. Garland 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 Garland is located at latitude 32.9098 and longitude -96.6303 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Garland (see map below) encompass a land area of 57.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 551 feet.

The City of Garland (GNIS ID: 2410572) 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 Garland is located within Northeast Dallas Division of Dallas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Garland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Garland: Duck Creek, Embree.

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Garland, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 245,080
Daytime Population: Workers 80,899
Daytime Population: Residents 122,226
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 203,125
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 244,378
Population in Familes 211,352
Population in Group Qrtrs 702
Population Density2 4,297
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $54,599
Average Household Income $71,614
Per Capita Income $23,697


Total Housing Units 85,722 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50,767 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 29,868 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,087 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $132,945
Average Home Value $164,941


Total Households 80,635
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 59,928
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.07% 1.19%
Households 0.88% 1.07%
Families 0.87% 1.08%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

Garland, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garland to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 12 99th
Population Density # 80 95th
Diversity Index # 29 98th
Median Household Income # 548 69th
Per Capita Income # 864 51st

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