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Overview

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 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.

People

Total Population 39,736
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 6.8%
Employed Population 16+ 22,539
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 48.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.5%
Median Earnings25+ $43,092
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,756
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,704

Wealth

Median Family Income $81,903
% Above Poverty Level 92.3%
% Below Poverty Level 7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,170
Median House Value $149,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.4%
Irish 10.4%

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

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carrollton 127,279 $77,772
Frisco 137,797 $124,794

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

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The Colony Public Library
6800 MAIN ST
The Colony, Texas
(972) 625-1900
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THE COLONY H S
4301 BLAIR OAKS
972-625-9000
Serves 1,936 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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