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Overview

Introduction to Carrollton, Texas

The Texas city of Carrollton is located on Interstate Highway I-35 about 18 miles north of Dallas. Situated within parts of three Texas counties (Denton, Dallas, and Collin), the city is surrounded by the Texas communities of Addison (to the east), Farmer's Branch (to the south), and Coppell (to the west). Other major roads serving Carrollton include Texas State Highways 190 and 121. Carrollton is a suburb of Dallas and is considered part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.

First settled in the 1840s, Carrollton was most likely named after Carrollton, Illinois, the hometown of some of its early settlers. Exclusively an agricultural community in its early days, Carrollton soon benefited from the advent of railway lines and by 1888 had evolved into a shipping center for livestock, grain, cotton, and cottonseed. In 1913 the city became incorporated, and soon thereafter established itself as a significant player in the gravel market. After the second World War, the city began to experience a period of growth which was later enhanced by a spillover effect from north Dallas. Carrollton's population continues to grow to the present day.

Attractions in the Carrollton area

Every fall for over one hundred years, area residents and visitors have enjoyed the month-long Texas State Fair held in Dalla’s Fair Park. The huge festival includes about 200 food booths, along with numerous rides, a light show, and the Blockbuster Starlight Parade featuring floats, costumes, giant puppets and acrobats. Other area attractions include:

  • Dallas Arboretum: Features colorful gardens on display throughout the year
  • West Texas Music Hall of Fame: A Fort Worth landmark which preserves the history of Texas music
  • The Sixth Floor Museum: Located on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository building in Dallas, the spot where the sniper's gun was found, the museum preserves information on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
  • Billy Bob's Texas: A massive nightclub which hosts country music acts, professional bull riding, and dancing
  • Old City Park: A living history museum in Dallas which portrays life in North Texas from 1840-1910
  • McKinney Trolley: An historic trolley system circa early 20th century
  • Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park: Home to thousands of aquatic animals
  • Amon Carter Museum (Fort Worth)
  • Dallas Zoo
  • National Cowgirl Hall of Fame
  • Ft. Worth Zoo
  • Irving Arts Center

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is replete with major-league and minor-league sports teams covering a wide variety of sports. The following teams reside within an hour's drive of Carrollton:

  • Baseball: Texas Rangers (MLB)
  • Football: Dallas Cowboys (NFL)
  • Basketball: Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
  • Hockey: Dallas Stars (NHL)
  • Soccer: FC Dallas (MLS)
  • Arena football: Dallas Desperados (Arena Football League)
  • Minor league baseball: Frisco Roughriders (Texas League Class-AA affiliate of the Texas Rangers)
  • Minor league baseball: Fort Worth Cats (playing in the independent American Association)
  • Minor league basketball: Fort Worth Flyers (NBA Development League)

Demographics

People

Total Population129,266
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens10.1%
Employed Population 16+69,464
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married53.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.5%
Median Earnings25+$42,011
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,450
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,547

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,060
% Above Poverty Level89.7%
% Below Poverty Level10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone23.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,066
Median House Value$183,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)58%
German10%
English8.3%
Irish6.6%
Italian2.5%
French Except Basque2%
Scottish1.7%
Polish1.2%
Dutch0.6%
Czech0.6%
African0.6%
Russian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Arab0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Swedish0.4%
US/American0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Iranian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Carrollton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dallas County, Denton County
Standard Zip Codes75006, 75007, 75010
P.O. Box Zip Codes75011
Phone Area Codes214,469,972
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.98
Approximate Longitude-96.89

Carrollton 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
Distance9.8 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp77 to 96 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationDENTON 2 SE
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp52 to 74 F
Jul Temp73 to 94 F
Oct Temp54 to 76 F
Annual Precip37.7 inches
StationLAVON DAM
Distance23.2 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
Addison15,363$85,694
Coppell40,631$132,151
Farmers Branch32,211$67,652
Lewisville102,327$67,300
Richardson108,350$91,884
The Colony40,757$84,150

Carrollton Public Libraries

Carrollton Public Library
1700 KELLER SPRINGS RD
Carrollton, Texas
(972) 466-4800

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Carrollton Hospitals

Carrollton Springs
(Proprietary)
2225 Parker Road
Baylor Medical Center At Carrollton
(Proprietary)
4343 North Josey Lane
Select Specialty Hospital - Dallas
(Proprietary)
2329 Parker Road

Carrollton Public Schools

Blanton El
2525 Scott Mill Rd
ZIP: 75006
(972) 968-1100
Primary
Total Enrollment 555
Carrollton El
1805 Pearl St
ZIP: 75006
(972) 968-1200
Primary
Total Enrollment 640
Central El
1600 S Perry Rd
ZIP: 75006
(972) 968-1300
Primary
Total Enrollment 668
Country Place El
2115 Raintree
ZIP: 75006
(972) 968-1400
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Good El
1012 Study Ln
ZIP: 75006
(972) 968-1900
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Grimes Education Center
1745 Hutton
ZIP: 75006
(972) 968-5600
High
Total Enrollment 70
Mccoy El
2425 Mccoy Rd
ZIP: 75006
(972) 968-2300
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Perry Middle
1709 E Belt Line Rd
ZIP: 75006
(972) 968-4400
Middle
Total Enrollment 1049
Polk Middle
2001 Kelly Blvd
ZIP: 75006
(972) 968-4600
Middle
Total Enrollment 1100
Quest Middle Of Coppell
1615 W Beltline Rd
ZIP: 75006
(972) 316-3663
Middle
Total Enrollment 190
Salazar District Alternative Education Program
2416 Keller Springs Rd
ZIP: 75006
(972) 968-5900
Other
Total Enrollment 53
Smith H S
2335 N Josey Ln
ZIP: 75006
(972) 968-5200
High
Total Enrollment 1973
Turner H S
1600 Josey Ln
ZIP: 75006
(972) 968-5400
High
Total Enrollment 2072
Vista Academy Of Carrollton
2400 N Josey Ln
ZIP: 75006
(972) 245-2900
Primary
Total Enrollment 309
Blalack Middle
1706 Peters Colony
ZIP: 75007
(972) 968-3500
Middle
Total Enrollment 942
Creekview H S
3201 Old Denton Rd
ZIP: 75007
(972) 968-4800
High
Total Enrollment 1964
Davis El
3205 Dorchester Dr
ZIP: 75007
(972) 968-1500
Primary
Total Enrollment 586
Furneaux El
3210 Furneaux Rd
ZIP: 75007
(972) 968-1800
Primary
Total Enrollment 375
Harmony School Of Innovation - Dallas
1024 W Rosemeade Pkwy
ZIP: 75007
(469) 892-5556
Other
Total Enrollment 634
Homestead El
1830 E Branch Hollow
ZIP: 75007
(469) 713-5181
Primary
Total Enrollment 597
Huie Special Educ Ctr
2115 Frankford Rd
ZIP: 75007
(972) 968-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 45
Kent El
1800 W Rosemeade Pkwy
ZIP: 75007
(972) 968-2000
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Rainwater El
1408 E Frankford
ZIP: 75007
(972) 968-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 419
Rosemeade El
3550 Kimberly
ZIP: 75007
(972) 968-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Thompson El
2915 Scott Mill Rd
ZIP: 75007
(972) 968-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 604
Arbor Creek Middle
2109 Arbor Creek Dr
ZIP: 75010
(469) 713-5971
Middle
Total Enrollment 894
Coyote Ridge El
4520 Maumee Dr
ZIP: 75010
(469) 713-5994
Primary
Total Enrollment 614
Creek Valley Middle School
4109 Creek Valley Blvd
ZIP: 75010
(469) 713-5184
Middle
Total Enrollment 795
Hebron 9th Grade Center
4211 Plano Pkwy
ZIP: 75010
(469) 713-5996
Other
Total Enrollment 897
Hebron H S
4207 Plano Pkwy
ZIP: 75010
(469) 713-5183
High
Total Enrollment 2458
Hebron Valley El
4108 Creek Valley Blvd
ZIP: 75010
(469) 713-5182
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
Indian Creek El
2050 Arbor Creek
ZIP: 75010
(469) 713-5180
Primary
Total Enrollment 631
Polser El
1520 Polser Rd
ZIP: 75010
(469) 713-5978
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
La Villita Middle
1445 N Perry Rd
ZIP: 75011
(972) 968-6100
Jerry R Junkins El
2808 Running Duke Dr
ZIP: 75204
(972) 502-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 715

Carrollton Private Schools

A Childs Garden Montessori School
1935 Old Denton Rd
ZIP: 75006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Newfound School
2155 Marsh Ln
ZIP: 75006
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
Oak Crest Private School
1200 E Jackson Rd Building 2
ZIP: 75006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 34
The St Anthony School
2030 Denton Dr
ZIP: 75006
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 82
Prince Of Peace Christian School
4000 Midway Rd
ZIP: 75007
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 736
Carrolton Christian Academy
2205 E Hebron Pkwy
ZIP: 75010
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 336
King Arthur Montessori Academy
4537 N Josey Ln
ZIP: 75010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Primrose School Of Castle Hills
1824 King Arthur Blvd
ZIP: 75010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
Primrose School Of West Carrollton
4028 Nazarene Dr
ZIP: 75010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Resolute Academy
4600 N Josey Ln Ste 612
ZIP: 75010
Secondary
Total Enrollment 10
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