Grand Prairie, TX Profile: Facts & Data

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Grand Prairie, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Grand Prairie had a population of 201,709 as of July 1, 2019. 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 32.746 and longitude -96.9978 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grand Prairie 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: Dechman, Deckman.

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Grand Prairie, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Grand Prairie, TX Housing Affordability Index is 154
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Grand Prairie, TX Wealth Index is 76
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 201,709
Population in Households 201,351
Population in Familes 175,610
Population in Group Qrtrs 358
Population Density 2,789
Diversity Index1 86
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,882
Average Household Income $80,518
Per Capita Income $25,884
Wealth Index3 76

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 68,541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38,531 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,279 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,731 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $175,444
Housing Affordability Index2 154
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 64,810
Average Household Size 3.11
Family Households 48,542
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.52% 1.37%
Households 1.18% 1.19%
Families 1.29% 1.26%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Grand Prairie, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grand Prairie to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 188 89th
Diversity Index # 8 100th
Median Household Income # 413 76th
Per Capita Income # 765 56th

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