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Overview

Introduction to Addison, Texas

Addison, Texas, in Dallas county, is 3 miles SE of Carrollton, Texas and 11 miles N of Dallas, Texas. The town is included in the Dallas metropolitan area.

Addison History

The present day town of Addison was first settled in the year 1846. At this time, Preston Witt built a house near the White Rock Creek. In 1902, the community was named in honor of Addison Robertson. Robertson served as the region’s postmaster from 1908 to 1916. The first industry, a cotton gin, opened on Addison Road the same year. Addison was incorporated as a city on June 15, 1953.

Addison and nearby Attractions

  • Cavanaugh Flight Museum
  • Water Tower Theatre
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park
  • White Rock Chapel Church
  • Prestonwood Shopping Center
  • Tom Landry Stadium

Things To Do In Addison

Visitors in Addison can plan a trip to the nearby museums and historic sites. Among these are the Farmers Branch Historical Park, the Dallas Children’s Museum and the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods, a mid-20th century chapel designed by O'Neil Ford and considered to be among the finest buildings in the state. In addition, the town hosts annual celebrations like ArtFest, ITALIA, North Texas Jazz Festival, Oktoberfest and Taste Addison.

Addison Transportation

International flights are available from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Addison Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are offered by Brookhaven College, The University of Texas at Dallas and the Richland College.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,455
Male Share of the Population51%
Female Share of the Population49%
Senior Citizens7.9%
Employed Population 16+10,898
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married39.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher58.3%
Median Earnings25+$53,076
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,487
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,996

Wealth

Median Family Income$88,856
% Above Poverty Level91.9%
% Below Poverty Level8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone51.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,214
Median House Value$317,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51%
German12.1%
Irish9.8%
English8.2%
Italian4.1%
French Except Basque2.9%
Polish2.3%
Arab2.1%
Scottish2%
African1.7%
Swedish1.2%
Russian1.1%
Dutch1%
Greek1%
Welsh0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Brazilian0.7%
Lebanese0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Ethiopian0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Egyptian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Kenyan0.3%
Iraqi0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
South African0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
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Addison Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dallas County
Standard Zip Codes75001
Phone Area Codes214
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.96
Approximate Longitude-96.83

Addison Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDALLAS LOVE AP
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp77 to 96 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationMC KINNEY 3 S
Distance18.8 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp51 to 73 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 76 F
Annual Precip41 inches
StationLAVON DAM
Distance20.7 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip40 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carrollton131,240$82,794
Farmers Branch33,808$70,679
Highland Park9,071$250
Plano281,566$105,461
Richardson111,055$95,651

Addison Hospitals

Methodist Hospital For Surgery
(Proprietary)
17101 N. Dallas Parkway

Addison Public Schools

George Herbert Walker Bush El
3939 Spring Valley Rd
ZIP: 75001
(972) 925-1700
Primary
Total Enrollment 667

Addison Private Schools

Greenhill School
4141 Spring Valley Rd
ZIP: 75001
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1239
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