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Overview

Introduction to Ennis, Texas

Ennis, Texas, in Ellis county, is 30 miles S of Mesquite, Texas (center to center) and 33 miles S of Dallas, Texas. The city is considered part of the Dallas metropolitan area.

Ennis History

The Houston and Texas Central Railroad Company purchased a 647-acre plot in Ellis County in 1871. They established the line's northern terminus on the plot. The City of Ennis was established on this area in May, 1872. It was named after Cornelius Ennis, an official with the Houston and Texas Central Railroad. Ennis served as the Mayor of Houston and was an incorporator and director with the Great Northern Railroad.

Ennis and nearby Attractions

  • The Texas Motorplex
  • Ennis Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum
  • 85 Speedway
  • Historic District Antique and Craft Shops
  • The Annual National Polka Festival
  • Eagle Rock Golf Club

Things To Do In Ennis

The residents of Ennis seek to retain the historic allure at the turn of the century. The downtown area has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The community organizes a variety of beautification programs and festivals. The Main Street is done with red brick and lined with native trees, turn-of-the-century lights, festive banners, and park benches that have been placed outside antique shops. All this gives the area a charming old-fashioned look.

Ennis Transportation

One can avail of flights from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Ennis Higher Education

Navarro College, Mountain View College, Dallas Baptist University, and Eastfield College offer courses for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,890
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens12.1%
Employed Population 16+7,957
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married51.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.6%
Median Earnings25+$30,138
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,065
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,806

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,940
% Above Poverty Level75.7%
% Below Poverty Level24.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone23.3%
Median Gross Rent$857
Median House Value$101,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)62.1%
English7.5%
Irish6.3%
German6%
Czech4.4%
Italian3.2%
French Except Basque1.6%
Scottish1.4%
Swedish0.8%
Polish0.6%
Norwegian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Ennis Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ellis County
Standard Zip Codes75119
P.O. Box Zip Codes75120
Phone Area Codes214,469,972
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.33
Approximate Longitude-96.62

Ennis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBARDWELL DAM
Distance4.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 56 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp53 to 80 F
Annual Precip37.6 inches
StationFERRIS
Distance13.2 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
StationWAXAHACHIE
Distance14.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bardwell637$36,406
Ferris2,527$58,348
Palmer2,268$51,176
Rice933$57,778
Rosser303$48,750

Ennis Public Libraries

Ennis Public Library
501 W ENNIS AVE
Ennis, Texas
(972) 875-5360

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Ennis Hospitals

Ennis Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
2201 West Lampasas Street

Ennis Public Schools

Austin El
1500 Austin Dr
ZIP: 75119
(972) 872-7190
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
Bowie El
501 Jeter Dr
ZIP: 75119
(972) 872-7234
Primary
Total Enrollment 386
David S Crockett Early Childhood Center
1701 W Lampasas
ZIP: 75119
(972) 872-7131
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Dorie Miller Int
2200 W Lampasas
ZIP: 75119
(972) 872-3775
Middle
Total Enrollment 621
Ennis H S
2301 Ensign Rd
ZIP: 75119
(972) 872-3500
High
Total Enrollment 1635
Ennis J H
3101 Ensign Rd
ZIP: 75119
(972) 872-3850
Middle
Total Enrollment 828
G W Carver Early Childhood Center
600 E Mlk Dr
ZIP: 75119
(972) 872-3730
Primary
Total Enrollment 297
Houston El
1701 S Hall St
ZIP: 75119
(972) 872-7285
Primary
Total Enrollment 296
Jack Lummus Int
501 N Clay St
ZIP: 75119
(972) 872-7060
Middle
Total Enrollment 670
Travis El
200 N Shawnee
ZIP: 75119
(972) 872-7455
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
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