Introduction to Glenn Heights, Texas

Glenn Heights, Texas, in Ellis county, is 19 miles S of Dallas, Texas. The city has a population of 7,224.

Glenn Heights History

Glenn Heights and Nearby Attractions

  • Children's Museum of Waxahachie
  • Cedar Hill State Park
  • Acton State Historic Site
  • Fort Worth Botanical Garden
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Fort Worth Zoo

Things To Do In Glenn Heights

A number of parks and recreational areas are based in the area surrounding Glenn Heights including Lake Tawakoni State Park, Dinosaur Valley State Park, Lake Whitney State Park, and Cleburne State Park. The 1,524-acre Dinosaur Valley State Park has provisions for biking, hiking, horseback riding, and camping. Several dinosaur tracks can also be seen at the park. Among the popular attractions near Glenn Heights are the Dallas Zoo, Southfork Ranch, and Fort Worth Botanical Garden. The Dallas World Aquarium has exhibits including the Orinoco - Secrets of the River rainforest display, Mundo Maya exhibit, and the South Africa exhibit, all of which display marine species of the world.

Glenn Heights Transportation

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the closest major airport to the city.

Glenn Heights Higher Education

Dallas Baptist University, Eastfield College, Mountain View College, and Cedar Valley College are located near Glenn Heights.


Total Population 11,671
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 7.8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,271
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.4%
Median Earnings25+ $45,047
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,859
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,144


Median Family Income $69,500
% Above Poverty Level 88.6%
% Below Poverty Level 11.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 5.3%


People Living Alone 13.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,175
Median House Value $126,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 72.2%
US/American 0%
English 3.9%
Irish 5.6%

Glenn Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 19 miles S of Dallas, Texas
County Ellis
Standard Zip Codes 75154
Phone Area Codes 972
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.52
Longitude -96.81

Glenn Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.5 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
Distance 22.9 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
Distance 36.8 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches

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Location Population Median Family Income
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