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Overview

Introduction to Garland, Texas

Garland is a Texas city in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area. The city is situated about 15 miles northeast of Dallas and is one of the state's most populous cities. Major highways traversing the city include Interstates I-30 and I-635; and Texas State Highways 66 and 78. Located nearby are U.S. Routes 75 and 80.

The genesis of Garland can be traced to early rural communities and townships, the first of which was Duck Creek. Established during the mid-to-latter stages of the 19th century, Duck Creek became an agricultural community whose principal crop was cotton. The arrival of the Santa Fe Railroad in 1886, which bypassed old Duck Creek by almost a mile, gave rise to a competing community known as Embree. Later that same year, the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad (MK&T) built its own station a little north of Embree and called it the new Duck Creek. The competition between the communities was resolved in 1887 when the government located a new post office between the two towns and named the new location Garland in honor of then U.S. Attorney General Augustus H. Garland. The city became incorporated in 1891. By the mid-20th century, Garland has begun transforming itself from an agricultural town to an industrial one, as new industries became attracted by the city's resources. Production during World War II gave the city a large economic and population boost, and during the latter half of the 20th-century the city focused on developing its available land area around its diversified industrial base. Garland today is one of the state's larger cities, yet retains the character of a small family town.

Garland Area Attractions

The Patty Granville Arts Center is a complex owned and operated by the city. Included within the complex are two elegant proscenium theatres which seat 720 and 200, respectively. Also included as part of the complex is the Plaza Theatre, which has seating for 350. The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center is a 6,500 square foot ballroom encased in glass on two sides and opening onto an elegant outdoor courtyard. The Atrium provides civic, community and commercial organizations the opportunity to house banquets, receptions, trade shows, and conventions. The Garland Opry is a non-profit organization which has been providing the Garland community with weekly Country and Gospel music entertainment for over 32 years.

There are numerous attractions outside the city limits of Garland but within minutes of the city in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. Some of these include:

  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • Dallas Zoo
  • Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art
  • Conspiracy Museum
  • Dallas Arboretum
  • Galleria Dallas
  • Fountain Place
  • Sixth Floor Museum
  • Thanks-Giving Square

Sports fans can find plenty of professional action within the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. The following teams play their home games within minutes of Garland:

  • The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League
  • The Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball
  • The Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League
  • The Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association
  • The Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League
  • FC Dallas of Major League Soccer
  • The Frisco Roughriders, a minor league Class-AA baseball team affiliated with the Texas Rangers
  • The Fort Worth Cats, an independent minor league baseball team in the American Association
  • The Fort Worth Flyers, a minor league basketball team in the NBA Development League

Demographics

People

Total Population234,810
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens10.5%
Employed Population 16+111,024
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married50.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.5%
Median Earnings25+$31,128
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,914
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,397

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,154
% Above Poverty Level84.1%
% Below Poverty Level15.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone20.8%
Median Gross Rent$973
Median House Value$121,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66.2%
German6.2%
Irish5.6%
English5%
African2.2%
Italian1.5%
French Except Basque1.2%
Scottish1.1%
Ethiopian0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Polish0.6%
Arab0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Nigerian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Czech0.2%
Russian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Garland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dallas County
Standard Zip Codes75040, 75041, 75042, 75043, 75044, 75048
P.O. Box Zip Codes75045, 75046, 75047, 75049
Phone Area Codes972, 214
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.91
Approximate Longitude-96.62

Garland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLAVON DAM
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip40 inches
StationDALLAS-FT WORTH INTL AP
Distance22 miles
Jan Temp34 to 54 F
Apr Temp54 to 76 F
Jul Temp75 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 78 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationKAUFMAN 3 SE
Distance32.3 miles
Jan Temp32 to 54 F
Apr Temp52 to 74 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp54 to 78 F
Annual Precip38.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Murphy20,015$124,923
Plano279,088$103,159
Richardson108,350$91,884
Rowlett59,203$94,771
Sachse23,329$96,867
Sunnyvale5,871$126,707

Garland Public Libraries

Nicholson Memorial Library System
625 AUSTIN ST
Garland, Texas
(972) 205-2548

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Garland Hospitals

Baylor Medical Center At Garland
(Non-profit)
2300 Marie Curie Drive

Garland Public Schools

Alpha Charter School
701 W State St
ZIP: 75040
(972) 272-2173
Other
Total Enrollment 157
Austin Acad For Excell
1125 Beverly Dr
ZIP: 75040
(972) 926-2620
Middle
Total Enrollment 925
Bussey Middle
1204 Travis St
ZIP: 75040
(972) 494-8391
Middle
Total Enrollment 897
Cooper El
1200 Kingsbridge Dr
ZIP: 75040
(972) 675-3010
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
Freeman El
1220 Walnut St
ZIP: 75040
(972) 494-8371
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
Garland H S
310 S Garland Ave
ZIP: 75040
(972) 494-8492
High
Total Enrollment 2621
Harmony School Of Innovation - Garland
2302 Firewheel Pkwy
ZIP: 75040
(972) 212-4777
Other
Total Enrollment 456
Harmony Science Academy - Garland
2302 Firewheel Pkwy
ZIP: 75040
(972) 212-4777
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Kimberlin Acad For Excel
1520 Cumberland Dr
ZIP: 75040
(972) 926-2560
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Naaman Forest H S
4843 Naaman Forest Blvd
ZIP: 75040
(972) 675-3091
High
Total Enrollment 2053
Northlake El
1626 Bosque Dr
ZIP: 75040
(972) 494-8359
Primary
Total Enrollment 624
Pathfinder Achievement Center
221 S 9th St
ZIP: 75040
(972) 494-8520
Other
Total Enrollment 37
Sellers Middle
1009 Mars Dr
ZIP: 75040
(972) 494-8337
Middle
Total Enrollment 828
Shorehaven El
600 Shorehaven Dr
ZIP: 75040
(972) 494-8346
Primary
Total Enrollment 442
Spring Creek El
1510 Spring Creek Dr
ZIP: 75040
(972) 675-3060
Primary
Total Enrollment 640
Vernal Lister El
3131 Mars Dr
ZIP: 75040
(972) 675-3030
Primary
Total Enrollment 501
Weaver El
805 Pleasant Vly Rd
ZIP: 75040
(972) 494-8311
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Caldwell El
3400 Saturn Rd
ZIP: 75041
(972) 926-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Centerville El
600 Keen Dr
ZIP: 75041
(972) 926-2510
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Cisneros Pre-k Ctr
2826 Fifth St
ZIP: 75041
(972) 271-7160
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Daugherty El
501 W Miller Rd
ZIP: 75041
(972) 926-2530
Primary
Total Enrollment 722
Garland Aec
2015 S Country Club Rd
ZIP: 75041
(972) 926-2691
Other
Total Enrollment 113
Hillside Acad For Excel
2014 Dairy Rd
ZIP: 75041
(972) 926-2550
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Infant Center
2625 Anita Dr
ZIP: 75041
(972) 926-2677
Memorial Pathway Academy H S
2825 S First
ZIP: 75041
(972) 926-2650
High
Total Enrollment 202
Memorial Pathway Academy Middle
2825 S 1st St
ZIP: 75041
(972) 926-2650
Park Crest El
2232 Park Crest Dr
ZIP: 75041
(972) 926-2570
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Roach El
1811 Mayfield Ave
ZIP: 75041
(972) 926-2580
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Sam Houston Middle
2232 Sussex Dr
ZIP: 75041
(972) 926-2640
Middle
Total Enrollment 1072
Southgate El
1115 Mayfield Ave
ZIP: 75041
(972) 926-2590
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
Vista Academy Of Garland
3024 Anita Dr
ZIP: 75041
(972) 840-1100
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Watson Technology Center
2601 Dairy Rd
ZIP: 75041
(972) 926-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 624
Beaver Technology Center
3232 March Ln
ZIP: 75042
(972) 494-8301
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
Bradfield El
3817 Bucknell Dr
ZIP: 75042
(972) 494-8303
Primary
Total Enrollment 507
Bullock El
3909 Edgewood Dr
ZIP: 75042
(972) 494-8308
Primary
Total Enrollment 607
Davis El
1621 Mccallum Dr
ZIP: 75042
(972) 494-8205
Primary
Total Enrollment 637
Golden Meadows El
1726 Travis St
ZIP: 75042
(972) 494-8373
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Jackson Technology Center
1310 Bobbie Ln
ZIP: 75042
(972) 494-8362
Middle
Total Enrollment 1218
N Garland H S
2109 W Buckingham Rd
ZIP: 75042
(972) 675-3120
High
Total Enrollment 2497
O Henry El
4100 Tynes Dr
ZIP: 75042
(469) 593-8200
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Walnut Glen Acad For Excel
3101 Edgewood Dr
ZIP: 75042
(972) 494-8330
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Webb Middle
1610 Spring Creek
ZIP: 75042
(972) 675-3080
Middle
Total Enrollment 1077
Williams El
1821 Old Gate Ln
ZIP: 75042
(972) 926-2610
Primary
Total Enrollment 305
Classical Center At Brandenburg Middle
626 Nickens Rd
ZIP: 75043
(972) 926-2630
Middle
Total Enrollment 1158
Classical Center At Vial El
126 Creekview Dr
ZIP: 75043
(972) 240-3710
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
Club Hill El
1330 Colonel Dr
ZIP: 75043
(972) 926-2520
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
George Washington Carver El
2200 Wynn Joyce
ZIP: 75043
(972) 487-4415
Primary
Total Enrollment 716
Glen Couch El
4349 Waterhouse Dr
ZIP: 75043
(972) 240-1801
Primary
Total Enrollment 672
Handley El
3725 Broadway Blvd
ZIP: 75043
(972) 926-2540
Primary
Total Enrollment 628
Heather Glen El
5119 Heather Glen Dr
ZIP: 75043
(972) 270-2881
Primary
Total Enrollment 587
Lakeview Centennial H S
3505 Hayman Dr
ZIP: 75043
(972) 240-3740
High
Total Enrollment 2317
Lyles Middle
4655 S Country Club Rd
ZIP: 75043
(972) 240-3720
Other
Total Enrollment 854
Montclair El
5200 Broadmoor Dr
ZIP: 75043
(972) 279-4041
Primary
Total Enrollment 530
O'banion Middle
700 Birchwood Dr
ZIP: 75043
(972) 279-6103
Middle
Total Enrollment 1054
Price El
630 Stroud Ln
ZIP: 75043
(972) 290-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
S Garland H S
600 Colonel Dr
ZIP: 75043
(972) 926-2700
High
Total Enrollment 2012
Shugart El
4726 Rosehill Rd
ZIP: 75043
(972) 240-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 579
Toler El
3520 Guthrie Rd
ZIP: 75043
(972) 226-3922
Primary
Total Enrollment 611
Abbett El
730 W Muirfield Rd
ZIP: 75044
(972) 675-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
Big Springs El
3301 W Campbell Rd
ZIP: 75044
(469) 593-8100
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Ethridge El
2301 Sam Houston Dr
ZIP: 75044
(972) 675-3020
Primary
Total Enrollment 724
Hickman El
3114 Pinewood Dr
ZIP: 75044
(972) 675-3150
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
International Leadership Of Texas (ilt)
3301 N Shiloh Rd
ZIP: 75044
(972) 414-8000
Primary
Total Enrollment 939
International Leadership Of Texas - Garland H S
4413 N Shiloh Rd
ZIP: 75044
(972) 414-8000
Other
Total Enrollment 362
International Leadership Of Texas - Garland Middle
3301 N Shiloh Rd
ZIP: 75044
(972) 414-8000
Middle
Total Enrollment 466
Luna El
1050 Lochness Rd
ZIP: 75044
(972) 675-3040
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
Parsons Pre-k Ctr
2202 Richoak Dr
ZIP: 75044
(972) 675-8065
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Vista Academy Of North Garland
1600 W Campbell Rd
ZIP: 75044
(972) 316-3663
Primary
Total Enrollment 60

Garland Private Schools

Blue Ivey School
2101 Firewheel Pkwy
ZIP: 75040
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Firewheel Christian Academy
5500 Lavon Dr
ZIP: 75040
Elementary
Total Enrollment 59
Garland Christian Academy
1516 Lavon Dr
ZIP: 75040
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 310
Good Shepherd Catholic School
214 S Garland Ave
ZIP: 75040
Elementary
Total Enrollment 176
Mount Hebron Christian Academy
901 Dairy Rd
ZIP: 75040
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Primrose School Of Firewheel
5074 N President George Bush Hwy
ZIP: 75040
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Lake Cities Montessori School
1935 E Centerville Rd
ZIP: 75041
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Garland Christian Adventist School
1702 Centerville Rd
ZIP: 75043
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Brighter Horizons Academy
3145 Medical Plaza Dr
ZIP: 75044
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 527
New Century Montessori Academy
1625 Ferris Rd
ZIP: 75044
Elementary
Total Enrollment 84
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