Grand Prairie, TX Profile: Facts & Data


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Grand Prairie, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Grand Prairie had a population of 198,917 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Grand Prairie: Deckman.

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Grand Prairie, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 198,917
Population in Households 198,561
Population in Familes 173,580
Population in Group Qrtrs 356
Population Density2 2,754
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $59,863
Average Household Income $77,435
Per Capita Income $25,040


Total Housing Units 67,599 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38,639 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 25,479 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,482 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $158,024
Average Home Value $185,918


Total Households 64,117
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 47,919
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 1.54% 1.46%
Households 1.19% 1.27%
Families 1.29% 1.34%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

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, 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 # 15 99th
Population Density # 197 89th
Diversity Index # 9 99th
Median Household Income # 418 76th
Per Capita Income # 783 55th

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