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The Colony, Texas


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The Colony, Texas

Introduction to The Colony, Texas

The Colony, Texas, in Denton county, is 6 miles N of Carrollton, Texas (center to center) and 21 miles N of Dallas, Texas. The city has a population of 26,531.

The Colony History

Home developers, Fox and Jacobs, purchased a large part of the area near State Highway 121 and Farm to Market Road 423, to develop a new city modeled on the lines of the city of Dallas. The area was incorporated in 1977, when it had more than 5,000 residents. It was to be named Colony, but the name was taken, thus, it was named The Colony.

The Colony and Nearby Attractions

  • Denton County Historical Museum
  • Cedar Hill State Park
  • Bayless-Selby House Museum
  • Stewart Creek Park
  • Little Chapel-in-the-Woods

Things To Do In The Colony

There are numerous museums near The Colony including the National Museum of Communications, Frontiers of Flight Museum, Denton County Historical Museum, and Bayless-Selby House Museum. Popular parks are Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit, Cedar Hill State Park, and Stewart Creek Park. Little Chapel-in-the-Woods is considered to be among the state’s finest buildings.

The Colony Transportation

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

The Colony Higher Education

There are several colleges and universities near the city which include The University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University, Brookhaven College and Richland College.

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High Points

The Colony strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% The Colony Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% The Colony People in Middle Class or Better
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% The Colony Low Violent Crime
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 13% The Colony Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 19% The Colony College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of The Colony, Texas

Comparing The Colony to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Racial Diversity 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 8
Well-Paid Single Women 3 8
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Age of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 1

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 10 10

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 8 9
College Educated Adults 5 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Working at Home 7 8
Public Transportation Use 1 7
Short Commute Times 1 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 6

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 2
Affordability of Rents 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 9
Low Property Crime 5 5

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The Colony Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles N of Carrollton, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles N of Dallas, Texas
County Denton
Standard Zip Codes 75034, 75056
Phone Area Codes 972
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.088
Longitude -96.886

The Colony 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 GRAPEVINE DAM
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 54 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 73 to 96 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station DENTON 2 SE
Distance 14.6 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 DALLAS-FT WORTH INTL AP
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 54 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 75 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
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The Colony Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 26,531 100%
Male 13,184 49.7%
Female 13,347 50.3%
Under 18 9,014 34%
18+ 17,517 66%
65+ 769 2.9%
Median Age 30.8
Average Family Size 3.41
White 22,409 84.5%
African-American 1,375 5.2%
Asian 447 1.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 188 0.7%
Other 1,405 5.3%
Mixed Race 695 2.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3,519 13.3%

Estimated The Colony Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 37,972
Growth 11,441
Growth % 43.1%

The Colony Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.7%
German 18.2%
US/American 10.8%
Irish 9.4%
English 9.4%
Italian 3.4%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Scottish 1.6%
Dutch 1.5%
Polish 1.4%
European 0.9%
Welsh 0.8%
Norwegian 0.8%
Swedish 0.7%
British 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Russian 0.5%
African 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Egyptian 0.3%
Jamaican 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
The Colony 26,531 $66,203
Carrollton 109,576 $68,672
Frisco 33,714 $84,150
Lake Dallas 6,166 $58,370
Lakewood Village 342 $56,875
Lewisville 77,737 $63,719
Little Elm 3,646 $51,803

The Colony Public Libraries

Library
The Colony Public Library
6800 MAIN ST
The Colony, Texas
(972) 625-1900
Library Web Site

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(972) 625-6000
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1. Mansfield, Texas 92.2   10.8% 5.7% 32.8% 28 $71,700 8.4% 13.6% 28,031 4% 36.8 0.2% 2.3
2. Rowlett, Texas 92.2   10.6% 5.2% 32.5% 34 $73,417 8.7% 18.2% 44,503 3% 26.1 0.1% 1.6
3. Cedar Park, Texas 92.1   13.1% 4.3% 36.6% 32 $70,587 11% 13.6% 26,049 4.1% 22.5 0.1% 2
4. Wylie, Texas 91.6   15.4% 5.9% 21.4% 34 $62,903 9.4% 9.5% 15,132 3.4% 32.7 0.2% 2.5
5. Pflugerville, Texas 91.3   11.5% 3.7% 38.3% 27 $73,629 9.3% 22.8% 16,335 1.7% 31 0.1% 2.1
6. Allen, Texas 91   11.9% 2.8% 47.5% 31 $82,747 10.7% 12.9% 43,554 3% 33.9 0.1% 1.4
7. O'Fallon, Missouri 90.2   14.4% 6.2% 27.2% 30 $64,627 10.5% 4.7% 46,169 3.3% 37.7 0.2% 1.2
8. Pearland, Texas 90.1   15.4% 8.4% 29.1% 32 $70,748 8% 17.4% 37,640 4.7% 32 0.1% 2.7
9. Cottage Grove, Minnesota 90   11.1% 4.9% 23.9% 27 $68,935 8.5% 6.5% 30,582 2.2% 25.5 0.1% 1.4
10. Kennesaw, Georgia 89.9   22% 5.8% 34.5% 38 $67,778 9.9% 18% 21,675 4.5% 25.5 0.2% 1.1
11. Keller, Texas 89.2   9.1% 4.3% 44.6% 32 $90,129 8.6% 6.3% 27,345 1.4% 21.7 0.1% 0.7
12. Frisco, Texas 89   16% 3.6% 49.8% 33 $84,150 12.8% 12.7% 33,714 3.4% 69 0.2% 2.4
13. Maple Valley, Washington 89   12.8% 4.5% 31.7% 38 $70,008 9.2% 9.4% 14,209 2.6% 32 0.3% 1.8
14. Savage, Minnesota 88.5   10.6% 2.6% 41.4% 26 $79,244 12.2% 9.4% 21,115 2.3% 29.7 0.1% 1.3
15. Parker, Colorado 88.1   13.1% 2.7% 45.3% 30 $77,384 11.7% 7.4% 23,558 2.3% 33.2 0.1% 1.3
16. Champlin, Minnesota 88.1   14.1% 3.7% 26.3% 30 $68,890 8.4% 5% 22,193 2.5% 26.5 0.1% 0.7
17. Pickerington, Ohio 88   18.9% 5.4% 31.6% 30 $71,161 8.4% 6.8% 9,792 3.2% 30.7 0.2% 1.4
18. Rosemount, Minnesota 87.8   13.1% 5.4% 29.3% 26 $68,929 9.4% 7.2% 14,619 3.3% 33.7 0.2% 1.4
19. Lake Dallas, Texas 87.6   19.2% 6.2% 19.6% 31 $58,370 8.8% 10.5% 6,166 6.6% 29.4 0% 1.8
20. Blue Springs, Missouri 87.5   18% 7.1% 27.4% 27 $61,008 7.4% 6.8% 48,080 4.8% 42.1 0.2% 1.5
21. St. Peters, Missouri 87.5   20.5% 7.8% 27.2% 27 $65,123 7.4% 5.7% 51,381 2.7% 27.4 0.2% 2
22. Missouri City, Texas 87.4   12% 5.4% 44.5% 34 $77,762 7.3% 55.7% 52,913 3.3% 23.9 0.1% 2.5
23. Knightdale, North Carolina 87.3   19.9% 5.1% 33.7% 31 $62,073 9.4% 32.1% 5,958 4.7% 43.5 0.1% 2.7
24. South Jordan, Utah 87.3   7.3% 4.7% 30.9% 27 $76,809 8.4% 4.5% 29,437 1.7% 25.9 0.1% 1
25. Lake Stevens, Washington 86.9   16.5% 5.7% 20.3% 32 $68,250 8.2% 7.7% 6,361 4.4% 23.9 0.1% 1.4
26. Ripon, California 86.8   16.2% 10.1% 20.6% 29 $62,592 7% 15.5% 10,146 6.2% 37.1 0.1% 2.8
27. West Jordan, Utah 86.8   10.5% 3.2% 20.2% 26 $57,818 11.3% 11.2% 68,336 5.2% 47.6 0.1% 2.4
28. Southlake, Texas 86.6   5.2% 3.1% 59.2% 31 $136,023 7.6% 5.5% 21,519 1.8% 26.1 0.2% 0.7
29. Blaine, Minnesota 86.5   17% 5.3% 19.7% 28 $63,831 7.8% 6.5% 44,942 3% 54.5 0.1% 1.6
30. Coppell, Texas 86.4   15.8% 2.6% 62.6% 27 $106,630 9.5% 16.8% 35,958 1.9% 24.8 0.3% 0.6
31. Sherwood, Oregon 85.8   15.7% 5.3% 35.6% 28 $67,277 11.5% 7.6% 11,791 2.7% 21.9 0.1% 0.5
32. Rancho Cucamonga, California 85.3   16.8% 6.1% 23.3% 33 $66,446 7% 33.5% 127,743 7.1% 33.9 0.1% 2.1
33. Erie, Colorado 85.1   13.1% 3.5% 49.3% 27 $79,892 11.4% 10.3% 6,291 2.1% 22.7 0.1% 0.5
34. Round Rock, Texas 84.9   18.5% 4.5% 32.9% 28 $65,471 9.7% 23.2% 61,136 4% 27.4 0.3% 1.5
35. Coon Rapids, Minnesota 84.7   20.1% 7.3% 21.4% 28 $62,260 7.5% 6.8% 61,607 4.8% 48.3 0.2% 1.8
36. Rocklin, California 84.6   18.6% 8.6% 36.1% 28 $72,245 7.9% 11.7% 36,330 4.5% 34.4 0.3% 1.9
37. Matthews, North Carolina 84.6   17.5% 9.2% 42.3% 29 $75,791 7% 9.7% 22,127 4% 48.5 0.1% 2.5
38. DeForest, Wisconsin 84.6   19.8% 8.1% 24.7% 26 $60,781 8.6% 4.7% 7,368 3.6% 26.6 0.3% 0.5
39. Clayton, California 84.4   14.7% 9.1% 51.8% 39 $107,448 7% 12.1% 10,762 2.6% 24 0.1% 0.3
40. Morgan Hill, California 84.4   15.8% 7.5% 33.5% 37 $90,134 8.1% 27.6% 33,556 4.7% 28.3 0.3% 1.5
41. Tracy, California 84.4   14.4% 6.4% 18% 42 $67,464 9.4% 34.8% 56,929 7% 51.1 0.2% 2.3
42. North Richland Hills, Texas 84.2   20.6% 8.8% 26.1% 28 $64,718 7.1% 11.5% 55,635 4.8% 47.8 0.2% 2.6
43. Castle Rock, Colorado 84   17.8% 4.7% 38.6% 30 $72,563 9.8% 6.2% 20,224 3.6% 35.1 0.3% 1.2
44. Lee's Summit, Missouri 83.4   22.3% 10.2% 37.3% 26 $70,702 8% 6.8% 70,700 3.8% 34.1 0.2% 2.4
45. Newcastle, Washington 81.7   20.2% 6.6% 54.4% 27 $91,381 7.8% 24.9% 7,737 2% 36.2 0.2% 2.5
46. Livermore, California 81.3   18.6% 7.5% 31.6% 33 $82,421 7.7% 18.1% 73,345 5.3% 25.6 0.2% 1.9
47. Grapevine, Texas 81.2   22% 4.8% 43.2% 26 $84,940 7.4% 11.8% 42,059 4.8% 37.6 0.3% 2.1
48. Westminster, Colorado 80.7   23.9% 6.5% 31.3% 28 $63,776 7.3% 15.8% 100,940 4.7% 52 0.3% 2.5
49. Winters, California 80.5   15% 7.8% 18.1% 26 $55,183 7.8% 30.2% 6,125 5% 31 0.2% 2.8
50. Lafayette, Colorado 80.4   22.7% 5.8% 45.6% 26 $64,088 8% 14.5% 23,197 7% 22.8 0.2% 2.6
51. Glen Ridge, New Jersey 80   16.6% 10.4% 65.8% 40 $120,650 9.3% 10.8% 7,271 3% 35.9 0.1% 2.1
52. Canby, Oregon 79.7   20.3% 11.6% 17.9% 27 $49,690 8.4% 11.6% 12,790 7.4% 48.2 0.2% 0.6
53. Fremont, California 77.5   16.5% 8.3% 43.2% 34 $82,199 7.4% 52.3% 203,413 5.4% 28.1 0.3% 2.2
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