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Overview

Introduction to Balch Springs, Texas

Balch Springs, Texas, in Dallas county, is 3 miles SW of Mesquite, Texas and 11 miles SE of Dallas, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Dallas metropolitan area with.

Balch Springs History

Farmers moved to this area in 1845 after Texas became a state in 1841. John Balch was one of the early settlers in this region, and the community was named in his honor. The region was sparsely populated until World War II.

Balch Springs and nearby Attractions

  • African American Museum
  • Museum of Nature & Science
  • Central Baptist Church of Rylie
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Chiesl Baseball Complex
  • Cheyenne Park

Things To Do In Balch Springs

Balch Springs is the ideal destination for history lovers. There are a number of museums nearby that provide insight into the region's history and culture. The African American Museum, Dallas Historical Society, Meadows Museum and the Museum of Nature & Science are all in the area. The park areas have provisions for the enjoyment of a variety of physical activities. In addition, the Dallas World Aquarium and the Dallas Zoo are also nearby.

Balch Springs Transportation

Dallas Love Field is the nearest airport.

Balch Springs Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are offered by Eastfield College, Southern Methodist University, North Lake College and the Devry Institute of Technology.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,043
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens5.9%
Employed Population 16+9,574
Age of the Population26

Families

% of people married46.8%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7.6%
Median Earnings25+$27,507
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,473
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,511

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,261
% Above Poverty Level75.4%
% Below Poverty Level24.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone14.7%
Median Gross Rent$911
Median House Value$83,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)81.2%
Irish2.5%
German2%
African1.8%
English1.1%
Nigerian0.8%
Italian0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Ethiopian0.3%
French Except Basque0.2%
Greek0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Balch Springs Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dallas County
Standard Zip Codes75180, 75181
Phone Area Codes214, 469, 972
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.72
Approximate Longitude-96.62

Balch Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFERRIS
Distance14.9 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp53 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip38.6 inches
StationDALLAS LOVE AP
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp77 to 96 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationLAVON DAM
Distance22.6 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
Combine2,008$73,105
Forney16,842$89,830
Hutchins5,644$41,679
Mesquite143,771$57,288
Seagoville15,701$44,781
Sunnyvale5,871$126,707

Balch Springs Public Libraries

Balch Springs Library-learning Center
12450 ELAM RD
Balch Springs, Texas
(972) 913-3000

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Balch Springs Public Schools

Balch Springs Middle
710 Cheyenne Rd
ZIP: 75180
(972) 892-5800
Middle
Total Enrollment 1459
Floyd El
3025 Hickory Tree Rd
ZIP: 75180
(972) 882-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 876
Gray El
3500 Pioneer Rd
ZIP: 75180
(972) 882-7280
Primary
Total Enrollment 957
Hodges El
14401 Spring Oaks
ZIP: 75180
(972) 290-4040
Primary
Total Enrollment 923
Mackey El
14900 N Spring Ridge Cir
ZIP: 75180
(972) 290-4160
Primary
Total Enrollment 954

Balch Springs Private Schools

Balch Springs Christian Academy
11524 Seagoville Rd
ZIP: 75180
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 182
Calvary Temple Christian Academy
3150 S Belt Line Rd
ZIP: 75181
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 62
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