Overview

Introduction to Glenn Heights, Texas

Glenn Heights, Texas, in Ellis county, is 19 miles S of Dallas, Texas.

Glenn Heights and Nearby Attractions

  • Children's Museum of Waxahachie
  • Cedar Hill State Park
  • Acton State Historic Site
  • Fort Worth Botanical Garden
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Fort Worth Zoo

Things To Do In Glenn Heights

A number of parks and recreational areas are based in the area surrounding Glenn Heights including Lake Tawakoni State Park, Dinosaur Valley State Park, Lake Whitney State Park, and Cleburne State Park. The 1,524-acre Dinosaur Valley State Park has provisions for biking, hiking, horseback riding, and camping. Several dinosaur tracks can also be seen at the park. Among the popular attractions near Glenn Heights are the Dallas Zoo, Southfork Ranch, and Fort Worth Botanical Garden. The Dallas World Aquarium has exhibits including the Orinoco - Secrets of the River rainforest display, Mundo Maya exhibit, and the South Africa exhibit, all of which display marine species of the world.

Glenn Heights Transportation

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the closest major airport to the city.

Glenn Heights Higher Education

Dallas Baptist University, Eastfield College, Mountain View College, and Cedar Valley College are located near Glenn Heights.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,581
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens5.7%
Employed Population 16+5,715
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married44.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.5%
Median Earnings25+$35,422
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,388

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,535
% Above Poverty Level85.1%
% Below Poverty Level14.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone16.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,199
Median House Value$155,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)74.3%
English2.8%
Arab2.2%
Irish2%
Italian1.9%
Syrian1.6%
African1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Norwegian0.7%
Dutch0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Polish0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
French Except Basque0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Jordanian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
German0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
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Glenn Heights Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ellis County
Standard Zip Codes75154
Phone Area Codes21,44,69,972
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.51
Approximate Longitude-96.8

Glenn Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWAXAHACHIE
Distance7.5 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
StationDALLAS LOVE AP
Distance22.9 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp77 to 96 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationCLEBURNE
Distance36.8 miles
Jan Temp34 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 97 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
DeSoto53,030$80,576
Ferris2,612$60,208
Lancaster39,162$61,084
Oak Leaf1,486$120,000
Ovilla3,800$119,375
Red Oak12,366$77,012

Glenn Heights Public Schools

Curtistene S Mccowan Middle
1500 Majestic Meadows Dr
ZIP: 75154
(972) 274-8090
Middle
Total Enrollment 846
Frank D Moates El
1500 Heritage Dr
ZIP: 75154
(972) 230-2881
Primary
Total Enrollment 641
Red Oak Int
401 E Ovilla Rd
ZIP: 75154
(972) 617-2685
Middle
Total Enrollment 833
Shields El
223 W Ovilla Rd
ZIP: 75154
(972) 617-4799
Primary
Total Enrollment 563

Glenn Heights Private Schools

Community Christian Academy
1810 S Hampton Rd
ZIP: 75154
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 17
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