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Overview

Introduction to Balch Springs, Texas

Balch Springs, Texas, in Dallas county, is 3 miles SW of Mesquite, Texas and 11 miles SE of Dallas, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Dallas metropolitan area with. Balch Springs' population is approximately 19,375.

Balch Springs History

Farmers moved to this area in 1845 after Texas became a state in 1841. John Balch was one of the early settlers in this region, and the community was named in his honor. The region was sparsely populated until World War II.

Balch Springs and nearby Attractions

  • African American Museum
  • Museum of Nature & Science
  • Central Baptist Church of Rylie
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Chiesl Baseball Complex
  • Cheyenne Park

Things To Do In Balch Springs

Balch Springs is the ideal destination for history lovers. There are a number of museums nearby that provide insight into the region's history and culture. The African American Museum, Dallas Historical Society, Meadows Museum and the Museum of Nature & Science are all in the area. The park areas have provisions for the enjoyment of a variety of physical activities. In addition, the Dallas World Aquarium and the Dallas Zoo are also nearby.

Balch Springs Transportation

Dallas Love Field is the nearest airport.

Balch Springs Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are offered by Eastfield College, Southern Methodist University, North Lake College and the Devry Institute of Technology.

People

Total Population 24,693
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 6.4%
Employed Population 16+ 9,157
Age of the Population 26

Families

% of people married 47.1%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.2%
Median Earnings25+ $29,430
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,107
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,627

Wealth

Median Family Income $41,531
% Above Poverty Level 74.5%
% Below Poverty Level 25.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.4%
Median Gross Rent $881
Median House Value $82,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 79.5%
US/American 0%
English 1.5%
Irish 2.3%

Balch Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SW of Mesquite, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles SE of Dallas, Texas
County Dallas
Standard Zip Codes 75180
Phone Area Codes 972
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.728
Longitude -96.622

Balch Springs 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 FERRIS
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 53 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Station DALLAS LOVE AP
Distance 15.7 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 LAVON DAM
Distance 22.6 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
Combine 1,983 $74,000
Forney 16,017 $82,356
Hutchins 5,410 $42,727

Balch Springs Public Libraries

Library
Balch Springs Public Library
4301 PIONEER RD
Balch Springs, Texas
(972) 557-6096

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