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Overview

Introduction to Duncanville, Texas

Duncanville, Texas, in Dallas county, is 8 miles SE of Grand Prairie, Texas (center to center) and 11 miles SW of Dallas, Texas. The people of the city are in the Dallas metropolitan area. Duncanville has a population of 36,081.

Duncanville History

Settlement in this area began in 1845 when Crawford Trees, an Illinois resident, bought several thousand acres of land south of Camp Dallas. The Chicago, Texas, and Mexican Central Railway arrived in the area in 1880. The company built Duncan Switch which was named after a line foreman. The settlement was renamed Duncanville in 1882 by the community's first postmaste, Charles P. Nance.

Duncanville and nearby Attractions

  • Cedar Hill State Park
  • Dallas Nature Center
  • International Museum of Cultures
  • Mountain Creek Lake Park
  • Thorntree Country Club
  • Camp Wisdom

Things To Do In Duncanville

The 1,826-acre Cedar Hill State Park is located on the Joe Pool Reservoir and provides facilities for picnicking, camping, and boating. It also has many miles of trails and is home to Penn Farm Agricultural History Center. There are also excellent golf courses in the neighborhood.

Duncanville Transportation

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Duncanville Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Mountain View College, Dallas Baptist University, El Centro College, and Southern Methodist University.

People

Total Population 39,315
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 18,795
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 48.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26%
Median Earnings25+ $34,730
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,972
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,636

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,092
% Above Poverty Level 88%
% Below Poverty Level 12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.7%
Median Gross Rent $975
Median House Value $113,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 69.5%
US/American 0%
English 4.9%
Irish 4.5%

Duncanville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of Grand Prairie, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles SW of Dallas, Texas
County Dallas
Standard Zip Codes 75116, 75137
P.O. Box Zip Codes 75138
Phone Area Codes 972
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.651
Longitude -96.908

Duncanville 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 14.1 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 WAXAHACHIE
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 96 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Station BENBROOK DAM
Distance 31.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 34 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cedar Hill 46,414 $78,830
Cockrell Hill 4,267 $41,538
DeSoto 50,837 $73,313
Glenn Heights 11,671 $69,500
Grand Prairie 181,135 $63,422

Duncanville Public Libraries

Library
Duncanville Public Library
201 JAMES COLLINS BLVD
Duncanville, Texas
(972) 780-5050

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Duncanville High Schools

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DUNCANVILLE H S
900 W CAMP WISDOM
972-708-3700
Serves 2,482 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

P A C E SCHOOL
815 FAIRLAWN DR
972-708-2470
A Non-traditional School
Serves 111 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

SUMMIT
308 E CAMP WISDOM
972-708-2570
A Non-traditional School

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