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Overview

Introduction to Carrollton, Texas

The Texas city of Carrollton is located on Interstate Highway I-35 about 18 miles north of Dallas. Situated within parts of three Texas counties (Denton, Dallas, and Collin), the city is surrounded by the Texas communities of Addison (to the east), Farmer's Branch (to the south), and Coppell (to the west). Other major roads serving Carrollton include Texas State Highways 190 and 121. Carrollton is a suburb of Dallas and is considered part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.

First settled in the 1840s, Carrollton was most likely named after Carrollton, Illinois, the hometown of some of its early settlers. Exclusively an agricultural community in its early days, Carrollton soon benefited from the advent of railway lines and by 1888 had evolved into a shipping center for livestock, grain, cotton, and cottonseed. In 1913 the city became incorporated, and soon thereafter established itself as a significant player in the gravel market. After the second World War, the city began to experience a period of growth which was later enhanced by a spillover effect from north Dallas. Carrollton's population continues to grow to the present day.

Attractions in the Carrollton area

Every fall for over one hundred years, area residents and visitors have enjoyed the month-long Texas State Fair held in Dalla’s Fair Park. The huge festival includes about 200 food booths, along with numerous rides, a light show, and the Blockbuster Starlight Parade featuring floats, costumes, giant puppets and acrobats. Other area attractions include:

  • Dallas Arboretum: Features colorful gardens on display throughout the year
  • West Texas Music Hall of Fame: A Fort Worth landmark which preserves the history of Texas music
  • The Sixth Floor Museum: Located on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository building in Dallas, the spot where the sniper's gun was found, the museum preserves information on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
  • Billy Bob's Texas: A massive nightclub which hosts country music acts, professional bull riding, and dancing
  • Old City Park: A living history museum in Dallas which portrays life in North Texas from 1840-1910
  • McKinney Trolley: An historic trolley system circa early 20th century
  • Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park: Home to thousands of aquatic animals
  • Amon Carter Museum (Fort Worth)
  • Dallas Zoo
  • National Cowgirl Hall of Fame
  • Ft. Worth Zoo
  • Irving Arts Center

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is replete with major-league and minor-league sports teams covering a wide variety of sports. The following teams reside within an hour's drive of Carrollton:

  • Baseball: Texas Rangers (MLB)
  • Football: Dallas Cowboys (NFL)
  • Basketball: Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
  • Hockey: Dallas Stars (NHL)
  • Soccer: FC Dallas (MLS)
  • Arena football: Dallas Desperados (Arena Football League)
  • Minor league baseball: Frisco Roughriders (Texas League Class-AA affiliate of the Texas Rangers)
  • Minor league baseball: Fort Worth Cats (playing in the independent American Association)
  • Minor league basketball: Fort Worth Flyers (NBA Development League)

People

Total Population 127,279
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 9.5%
Employed Population 16+ 69,363
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 53.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.8%
Median Earnings25+ $40,837
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,989
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,458

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,772
% Above Poverty Level 90.5%
% Below Poverty Level 9.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,036
Median House Value $173,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 8.3%
Irish 7%

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

Carrollton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles N of Dallas, Texas
County Denton
Standard Zip Codes 75006, 75007, 75008, 75010
P.O. Box Zip Codes 75011
Phone Area Codes 972
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.99
Longitude -96.88

Carrollton 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 9.8 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 DENTON 2 SE
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 52 to 74 F
Jul Temp 73 to 94 F
Oct Temp 54 to 76 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches
Station LAVON DAM
Distance 23.2 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
Addison 15,087 $79,055
Coppell 40,602 $129,432
Farmers Branch 31,052 $64,962

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

Carrollton Public Libraries

Library
Carrollton Public Library
4220 N JOSEY LN
Carrollton, Texas
(972) 466-3360
Library Web Site

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Carrollton Hospitals

TRINITY MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
4343 NORTH JOSEY LANE
(972) 394-2255
Emergency Service: Yes

REGENCY HOSPITAL OF NORTH DALLAS LLP
(Proprietary)
2225 PARKER ROAD
(770) 772-4345
Emergency Service: Yes

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Carrollton High Schools

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SMITH HIGH SCHOOL
2335 N JOSEY LN
972-389-3800
Serves 2,209 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

TURNER HIGH SCHOOL
1600 JOSEY LN
972-389-3850
A Title I School.
Serves 2,133 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

CREEKVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
3201 OLD DENTON RD
972-939-4000
Serves 2,097 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

HEBRON H S
4207 PLANO PKWY
972-862-1600
Serves 1,856 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

GRIMES EDUCATION CENTER
1745 HUTTON
972-323-6450
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 282 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

SALAZAR ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROG
2416 KELLER SPRINGS RD
972-323-6557
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 135 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

HUIE SPECIAL EDUC CTR
2115 FRANKFORD RD
972-323-5755
A Special Education School
Serves 54 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.1

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