Introduction to Ennis, Texas

Ennis, Texas, in Ellis county, is 30 miles S of Mesquite, Texas (center to center) and 33 miles S of Dallas, Texas. The city is considered part of the Dallas metropolitan area. Ennis has a population of 16,045.

Ennis History

The Houston and Texas Central Railroad Company purchased a 647-acre plot in Ellis County in 1871. They established the line's northern terminus on the plot. The City of Ennis was established on this area in May, 1872. It was named after Cornelius Ennis, an official with the Houston and Texas Central Railroad. Ennis served as the Mayor of Houston and was an incorporator and director with the Great Northern Railroad.

Ennis and nearby Attractions

  • The Texas Motorplex
  • Ennis Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum
  • 85 Speedway
  • Historic District Antique and Craft Shops
  • The Annual National Polka Festival
  • Eagle Rock Golf Club

Things To Do In Ennis

The residents of Ennis seek to retain the historic allure at the turn of the century. The downtown area has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The community organizes a variety of beautification programs and festivals. The Main Street is done with red brick and lined with native trees, turn-of-the-century lights, festive banners, and park benches that have been placed outside antique shops. All this gives the area a charming old-fashioned look.

Ennis Transportation

One can avail of flights from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Ennis Higher Education

Navarro College, Mountain View College, Dallas Baptist University, and Eastfield College offer courses for higher studies.


Total Population 18,674
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 11.2%
Employed Population 16+ 8,371
Age of the Population 32


% of people married 47%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.6%
Median Earnings25+ $26,283
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,219
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,062


Median Family Income $48,920
% Above Poverty Level 76.5%
% Below Poverty Level 23.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 22.7%
Median Gross Rent $852
Median House Value $105,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.2%
US/American 0.3%
English 6.9%
Irish 5.4%

Ennis Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles S of Mesquite, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 33 miles S of Dallas, Texas
County Ellis
Standard Zip Codes 75119
P.O. Box Zip Codes 75120
Phone Area Codes 972
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.329
Longitude -96.625

Ennis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 56 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 53 to 80 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Station FERRIS
Distance 13.2 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
Distance 14.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bardwell 684 $35,078
Ferris 2,469 $57,105

Ennis Public Libraries

Ennis Public Library
Ennis, Texas
(972) 875-5360
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Ennis Hospitals

(972) 875-0900
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 1,453 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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