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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population39,636
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+17,974
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married43.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.8%
Median Earnings25+$33,441
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,418
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,350

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,412
% Above Poverty Level84.2%
% Below Poverty Level15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone21.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,050
Median House Value$128,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)68.8%
English4.5%
German4.4%
Irish3.5%
African1.7%
Italian1.5%
Scottish0.9%
French Except Basque0.9%
Nigerian0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Russian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Polish0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Sierra Leone0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Duncanville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dallas County
Standard Zip Codes75116, 75137
P.O. Box Zip Codes75138
Phone Area Codes214
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.66
Approximate Longitude-96.91

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 Hill48,149$77,886
Cockrell Hill4,273$53,714
DeSoto52,596$76,488
Glenn Heights12,257$65,331
Grand Prairie188,664$68,048
Ovilla3,737$118,889

Duncanville Public Libraries

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

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Duncanville Public Schools

Central El
302 E Freeman St
ZIP: 75116
(972) 708-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 574
Duncanville H S
900 W Camp Wisdom
ZIP: 75116
(972) 708-3700
High
Total Enrollment 3923
Fairmeadows El
101 E Fairmeadows Dr
ZIP: 75116
(972) 708-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Glenn C Hardin Int
426 E Freeman St
ZIP: 75116
(972) 708-3300
Middle
Total Enrollment 635
J Herman Reed Middle
530 E Freeman St
ZIP: 75116
(972) 708-3500
Middle
Total Enrollment 567
Mary E Smithey Pace H S
502 E Freeman St
ZIP: 75116
(972) 708-2470
High
Total Enrollment 112
William Lee Hastings El
602 W Center St
ZIP: 75116
(972) 708-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Zoe Learning Acad - Ambassador Campus
202 W Ctr St Unit B H
ZIP: 75116
(972) 296-3335
Primary
Total Enrollment 131
Clint Q Smith El
1010 Big Stone Gap
ZIP: 75137
(972) 708-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 495
Grace R Brandenburg Int
1903 Blueridge Dr
ZIP: 75137
(972) 708-3100
Middle
Total Enrollment 540
H Bob Daniel Sr Int
1007 Springwood Ln
ZIP: 75137
(972) 708-3200
Middle
Total Enrollment 658
Merrifield El
102 E Vinyard St
ZIP: 75137
(972) 708-2900
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
S Gus Alexander Jr El
510 Softwood Dr
ZIP: 75137
(972) 708-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Summit Learning Center
900 S Cedar Rdg Dr 300a
ZIP: 75137
(972) 708-2570
High
Total Enrollment 56
William H Byrd Middle
1040 W Wheatland Rd
ZIP: 75137
(972) 708-3400
Middle
Total Enrollment 786

Duncanville Private Schools

First Methodist School
206 W Daniel St
ZIP: 75116
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Master's Academy
706 Lakeside Dr
ZIP: 75116
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
Merrywood School
807 S Cockrell Hill Rd
ZIP: 75137
Elementary
Total Enrollment 216
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