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Overview

Introduction to Farmers Branch, Texas

Farmers Branch, Texas, in Dallas county, is 4 miles S of Carrollton, Texas (center to center) and 10 miles NW of Dallas, Texas. The city is part of the Dallas metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Farmers Branch History

Thomas Keenan and his wife were the first settlers to arrive in this region in 1842. At that time, the place was known as "Mustang" but the name was changed to "Farmers Branch" because of the area's rich soil and farmland. This name was given by William Cochran, one of the original recipients of land grants in the region. Following the establishment of the Texan Land and Emigration Company in 1845, Farmers Branch became widely advertised and was soon among the most well known communities in Dallas County. Rev. William Bowles established a gristmill and a blacksmith shop in 1845, and a post office was opened in 1848. The Dallas and Wichita Railroad built a depot in 1877. Farmers Branch was incorporated as a city on February 23, 1946.

Farmers Branch and Nearby Attractions

  • African American Museum
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Little Chapel-in-the-Woods
  • Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Dallas Zoo
  • Cedar Hill State Park

Things To Do In Farmers Branch

Little Chapel-in-the-Woods is a place of historic interest near Farmers Branch. This chapel, designed by O'Neil Ford and built in 1941, is considered to be one of the finest buildings in Texas. Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on almost 300 acres of land, and features live animals, a native plant garden, indoor and outdoor exhibits, and hiking trails. African American Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, National Museum of Communications, Heritage Farmstead Museum, and Frontiers of Flight Museum showcase exhibits reflecting the region's historical and cultural heritage. Various recreational activities like camping, boating, picnicking, and hiking can be enjoyed at the Cedar Hill State Park, and Ray Roberts Lake State Park. Among other popular destinations are the Dallas Zoo, Farmers Branch Historical Park, Southfork Ranch, Fort Worth Botanical Garden, and the Dallas World Aquarium.

Farmers Branch Transportation

The closest major airport is Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport.

Farmers Branch Higher Education

Farmers Branch is home to the Brookhaven College, and Dallas Christian College. Collin County Community College, University of Dallas, and North Lake College are located nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,211
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+17,007
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married47.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33%
Median Earnings25+$37,720
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,815
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,152

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,652
% Above Poverty Level88.3%
% Below Poverty Level11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone27.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,161
Median House Value$152,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)62.2%
German8.5%
English8.5%
Irish6.8%
French Except Basque2.4%
Scottish1.8%
Italian1.6%
Polish1%
Swedish0.7%
Dutch0.6%
African0.5%
Russian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Arab0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Canadian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Farmers Branch Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dallas County
Standard Zip Codes75234, 75244
Phone Area Codes214,469,972
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.92
Approximate Longitude-96.89

Farmers Branch 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
Distance5.9 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
Distance22.3 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
Distance25.1 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
Carrollton129,266$80,060
Coppell40,631$132,151
Highland Park8,986$250
Irving232,013$60,561

Farmers Branch Public Libraries

Farmers Branch Manske Public Library
13613 WEBB CHAPEL RD
Farmers Branch, Texas
(972) 247-2511

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Farmers Branch Public Schools

Blair El
14055 Heartside Dr
ZIP: 75234
(972) 968-1000
Primary
Total Enrollment 691
Branch Park Academy
13605 Webb Chapel Rd
ZIP: 75234
(972) 243-2462
Dallas Can Academy At Carrollton-farmers Branch
2720 Hollandale Ln
ZIP: 75234
(972) 243-2178
High
Total Enrollment 259
Farmers Branch El
13521 Tom Field Rd
ZIP: 75234
(972) 968-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 566
Field Middle
13551 Dennis Ln
ZIP: 75234
(972) 968-3900
Middle
Total Enrollment 971
Mclaughlin Strickland El
3030 Fyke Rd
ZIP: 75234
(972) 968-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 719
Stark El
12400 Josey Ln
ZIP: 75234
(972) 968-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 692

Farmers Branch Private Schools

Hamilton Academy
2725 Valley View Ln
ZIP: 75234
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Mary Immaculate Elementary School
14032 Dennis Ln
ZIP: 75234
Elementary
Total Enrollment 513
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