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Overview

Introduction to Addison, Texas

Addison, Texas, in Dallas county, is 3 miles SE of Carrollton, Texas and 11 miles N of Dallas, Texas. The town is included in the Dallas metropolitan area.

Addison History

The present day town of Addison was first settled in the year 1846. At this time, Preston Witt built a house near the White Rock Creek. In 1902, the community was named in honor of Addison Robertson. Robertson served as the region’s postmaster from 1908 to 1916. The first industry, a cotton gin, opened on Addison Road the same year. Addison was incorporated as a city on June 15, 1953.

Addison and nearby Attractions

  • Cavanaugh Flight Museum
  • Water Tower Theatre
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • White Rock Chapel Church
  • Prestonwood Shopping Center
  • Tom Landry Stadium

Things To Do In Addison

Visitors in Addison can plan a trip to the nearby museums and historic sites. Among these are the Farmers Branch Historical Park, the Dallas Children’s Museum and the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods, a mid-20th century chapel designed by O'Neil Ford and considered to be among the finest buildings in the state. In addition, the town hosts annual celebrations like ArtFest, ITALIA, North Texas Jazz Festival, Oktoberfest and Taste Addison.

Addison Transportation

International flights are available from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Addison Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are offered by Brookhaven College, The University of Texas at Dallas and the Richland College.

People

Total Population 15,087
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 8.9%
Employed Population 16+ 10,279
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 39.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 53.8%
Median Earnings25+ $48,750
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,894
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,930

Wealth

Median Family Income $79,055
% Above Poverty Level 90%
% Below Poverty Level 10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 51.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,055
Median House Value $278,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 48.6%
US/American 0%
English 8.3%
Irish 10.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Addison Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SE of Carrollton, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles N of Dallas, Texas
County Dallas
Standard Zip Codes 75001
Phone Area Codes 972
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.961
Longitude -96.828

Addison Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DALLAS LOVE AP
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 77 to 96 F
Oct Temp 58 to 79 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Station MC KINNEY 3 S
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 51 to 73 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 76 F
Annual Precip 41 inches
Station LAVON DAM
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 40 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carrollton 127,279 $77,772
Farmers Branch 31,052 $64,962
Highland Park 8,916 $250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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