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Overview

Introduction to Duncanville, Texas

Duncanville, Texas, in Dallas county, is 8 miles SE of Grand Prairie, Texas (center to center) and 11 miles SW of Dallas, Texas. The people of the city are in the Dallas metropolitan area.

Duncanville History

Settlement in this area began in 1845 when Crawford Trees, an Illinois resident, bought several thousand acres of land south of Camp Dallas. The Chicago, Texas, and Mexican Central Railway arrived in the area in 1880. The company built Duncan Switch which was named after a line foreman. The settlement was renamed Duncanville in 1882 by the community's first postmaste, Charles P. Nance.

Duncanville and nearby Attractions

  • Cedar Hill State Park
  • Dallas Nature Center
  • International Museum of Cultures
  • Mountain Creek Lake Park
  • Thorntree Country Club
  • Camp Wisdom

Things To Do In Duncanville

The 1,826-acre Cedar Hill State Park is located on the Joe Pool Reservoir and provides facilities for picnicking, camping, and boating. It also has many miles of trails and is home to Penn Farm Agricultural History Center. There are also excellent golf courses in the neighborhood.

Duncanville Transportation

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Duncanville Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Mountain View College, Dallas Baptist University, El Centro College, and Southern Methodist University.

People

Total Population39,567
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+18,548
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married47.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.9%
Median Earnings25+$33,959
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,946
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,158

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,455
% Above Poverty Level87.3%
% Below Poverty Level12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone21.9%
Median Gross Rent$961
Median House Value$114,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)70.2%
US/American0%
English5%
Irish4.3%

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

Duncanville Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of Grand Prairie, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City11 miles SW of Dallas, Texas
CountyDallas
Standard Zip Codes75116, 75137
P.O. Box Zip Codes75138
Phone Area Codes972
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude32.651
Longitude-96.908

Duncanville 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
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp77 to 96 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationWAXAHACHIE
Distance16.6 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 96 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches
StationBENBROOK DAM
Distance31.6 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 97 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip34 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cedar Hill47,089$77,028
Cockrell Hill4,284$40,769
DeSoto51,478$75,415
Glenn Heights11,795$72,068
Grand Prairie183,500$63,276

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

Duncanville Public Libraries

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Duncanville Public Library
201 JAMES COLLINS BLVD
Duncanville, Texas
(972) 780-5050

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Duncanville High Schools

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DUNCANVILLE H S
900 W CAMP WISDOM
972-708-3700
Serves 2,482 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

P A C E SCHOOL
815 FAIRLAWN DR
972-708-2470
A Non-traditional School
Serves 111 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

SUMMIT
308 E CAMP WISDOM
972-708-2570
A Non-traditional School

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