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Overview

Introduction to Grand Prairie, Texas

Grand Prairie is a Texas city located in Dallas County between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth. Only 14 miles west of Dallas and 15 miles east of Fort Worth, the city is bisected by the western fork of the Trinity River. Interstate Highways I-20 and I-30 service Grand Prairie, which is also accessible to Texas State Highways 161 and 360. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport lies just five minutes north of Grand Prairie.

Originally an Indian Trading Post and a stop on the stage coach line from Dallas to Fort Worth, the community founded in 1863 was known as Dechman, named for its founder Alexander McRae Dechman. In 1877, its name was changed to Grand Prairie and in 1902 Grand Prairie became incorporated as a city. A significant milestone in the city's history occurred in 1928 with the construction of Hensley Field on 300 acres two miles east of Grand Prairie's city limits. The field became the site for all army operations in Dallas and led to the arrival of the Naval Reserve Aviation Base in 1940 and a federally operated defense plant, North American Aviation, in 1941. In the ensuing decades, prominent industries included the production of aircraft and aircraft parts, plastics, and machine parts. Tourism also rose in prominence as an industry because of the Grand Prairie's proximity to popular attractions in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.

Grand Prairie Points of Interest

One of Grand Prairie's most notable attractions is Lone Star Park, a horse racing track which first opened its doors in 1997. The track offers both thoroughbred and quarter-horse racing and is home to Lone Star Million Day, a thoroughbred event held each Memorial Day with seven stakes races. Adjacent to Lone Star Park is the state-of-the-art Nokia Theatre, a 28.5-acre live entertainment venue which hosts numerous concerts, musical acts, shows, and family events annually. One of Texas' newest lakes is Joe Pool Lake, a popular venue for fishing, boating, and swimming set among the hills of south Grand Prairie. The lake’s Lynn Creek Park is ideal for picnicking and also includes beaches and a playground.

Within minutes of Grand Prairie are several area attractions which regularly attract tourists to the region. Among these are the following:

  • Six Flags Over Texas
  • Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch
  • Dallas Zoo
  • Fort Worth Stockyards
  • Conspiracy Museum
  • Dallas Arboretum
  • Cavanaugh Flight Museum
  • Grapevine Mills
  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • Thanks-Giving Square

Sports fans can catch major league baseball action at the Rangers Ballpark in nearby Arlington, where the American League's Texas Rangers play their home games. The neighboring city of Irving is home to the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys. Other Dallas pro teams include the NBA's Mavericks (basketball), the NHL's Stars (hockey) and FC Dallas (Major League Soccer). Fans of arena football can root for the Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League. Minor league baseball is also prominent in the area. The Frisco Roughriders are a Class Double-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers, and the Fort Worth Cats are an independent minor league team belonging to the American Association.

Demographics

People

Total Population185,631
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens7.8%
Employed Population 16+91,110
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married50.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.7%
Median Earnings25+$36,118
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,258
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,680

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,349
% Above Poverty Level86.2%
% Below Poverty Level13.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone19.9%
Median Gross Rent$943
Median House Value$132,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)72.2%
German4.8%
English3.9%
Irish3.8%
African3.2%
French Except Basque0.9%
Italian0.8%
Scottish0.8%
Polish0.6%
Nigerian0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Swedish0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Russian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Arab0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Somali0.1%
Greek0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Grand Prairie Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dallas County, Tarrant County
Standard Zip Codes75050, 75051, 75052, 75054
P.O. Box Zip Codes75053
Phone Area Codes214,469,817,972
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.78
Approximate Longitude-97.01

Grand Prairie 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-FT WORTH INTL AP
Distance10.7 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
StationDALLAS LOVE AP
Distance11.2 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
Distance24.3 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
Arlington383,899$62,903
Cockrell Hill4,301$46,667
Duncanville39,599$57,896
Euless53,675$66,334
Irving232,013$60,561
Pantego2,497$84,766

Grand Prairie Public Libraries

Grand Prairie Public Library System
901 CONOVER DR
Grand Prairie, Texas
(972) 237-5700

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Grand Prairie Hospitals

Texas General Hospital
(Proprietary)
2709 Hospital Boulevard

Grand Prairie Public Schools

Crosswinds H S
1100 N Carrier Pkwy
ZIP: 75050
(972) 522-2950
High
Total Enrollment 299
Dwight D Eisenhower El
2102 N Carrier Pkwy
ZIP: 75050
(972) 262-3717
Primary
Total Enrollment 753
Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy
102 High School Dr
ZIP: 75050
(972) 237-5603
Other
Total Enrollment 529
Grand Prairie H S
101 High School Dr
ZIP: 75050
(972) 809-5711
High
Total Enrollment 2553
Harmony Science Academy - Grand Prairie
1102 Nw 7th St
ZIP: 75050
(972) 642-9911
Primary
Total Enrollment 548
Hector P Garcia El
2444 Graham
ZIP: 75050
(972) 237-0001
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Hope (helpful Opportunities To Pursue Excellence)
1502 College St
ZIP: 75050
(972) 522-3451
Other
Total Enrollment 97
James Fannin Middle
301 Ne 28th St
ZIP: 75050
(972) 262-8668
Middle
Total Enrollment 776
John Adams Middle
833 W Tarrant Rd
ZIP: 75050
(972) 262-1934
Middle
Total Enrollment 653
Larson El
2620 Ave K
ZIP: 75050
(682) 867-0000
Primary
Total Enrollment 804
Stephen F Austin El
815 N W 7th St
ZIP: 75050
(972) 262-4615
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Advantage Academy
955 Freetown Rd
ZIP: 75051
(214) 276-5800
Other
Total Enrollment 1633
Bonham Eec
1301 E Coral Way
ZIP: 75051
(972) 262-4255
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Crouch El
2810 Prairie Hill Ln
ZIP: 75051
(682) 867-0200
Primary
Total Enrollment 1073
David Crockett 5th Grade Center
1340 Skyline Rd
ZIP: 75051
(972) 262-5353
Middle
Total Enrollment 504
David Daniels El Academy Of Science & Math
801 S W 19th St
ZIP: 75051
(972) 264-7803
Primary
Total Enrollment 653
Ellen Ochoa Stem Academy At Ben Miliam El
2030 Proctor Dr
ZIP: 75051
(972) 262-7131
Primary
Total Enrollment 873
Golden Rule Grand Prairie
1729 Ave B
ZIP: 75051
(214) 333-9330
Primary
Total Enrollment 80
Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute
401 E Grand Prairie Rd
ZIP: 75051
(972) 264-6141
Middle
Total Enrollment 121
Hobbs Williams El
1635 S E 14th St
ZIP: 75051
(972) 522-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 612
James Bowie El
425 Alice Dr
ZIP: 75051
(972) 262-7348
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
Juan N Seguin El
1450 S E Fourth St
ZIP: 75051
(972) 522-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Robert E Lee El
401 E Grand Prairie Rd
ZIP: 75051
(972) 262-6785
Primary
Total Enrollment 733
Uplift Education - Uplift Grand Preparatory
122 Ne 2nd St, Ste 500
ZIP: 75051
(972) 854-0600
Primary
Total Enrollment 282
Ymla At John F Kennedy Middle
2205 Se 4th St
ZIP: 75051
(972) 264-8651
Middle
Total Enrollment 895
Ywla At Bill Arnold Midddle
1204 E Marshall Dr
ZIP: 75051
(972) 343-7400
Other
Total Enrollment 1169
Andrew Jackson Middle
3504 Corn Valley Rd
ZIP: 75052
(972) 264-2704
Middle
Total Enrollment 1128
Barbara Bush El
511 E Springdale
ZIP: 75052
(972) 237-1628
Primary
Total Enrollment 603
Colin Powell El
5009 S Carrier Pkwy
ZIP: 75052
(972) 642-3961
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Ervin C Whitt El
3320 S Edelweiss
ZIP: 75052
(972) 264-5024
Primary
Total Enrollment 635
Farrell El
3410 Paladium Dr
ZIP: 75052
(682) 867-0300
Primary
Total Enrollment 763
Florence Hill El
4213 Robinson Rd
ZIP: 75052
(972) 264-0802
Primary
Total Enrollment 525
Garner Fine Arts Academy
145 Polo Rd
ZIP: 75052
(972) 262-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 761
Gifted And Talented Student Academy
2990 S Hwy 161
ZIP: 75052
(972) 264-6141
Primary
Total Enrollment 46
Harry S Truman Middle
1501 Coffeyville Trl
ZIP: 75052
(972) 641-7676
Middle
Total Enrollment 600
John A Dubiski Career H S
2990 S Hwy 161
ZIP: 75052
(972) 343-7800
High
Total Enrollment 1486
Lorenzo De Zavala Environmental Science Academy
3410 Kirby Creek Dr
ZIP: 75052
(972) 642-0448
Primary
Total Enrollment 887
Louise Cabaniss El
6080 Mirabella Blvd
ZIP: 75052
(817) 299-6480
Primary
Total Enrollment 588
Lyndon B Johnson Daep
650 Stonewall Dr
ZIP: 75052
(972) 262-7244
Other
Total Enrollment 121
Mike Moseley El
1851 Camp Wisdom Rd
ZIP: 75052
(972) 522-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 618
Remynse El
2720 Fall Dr
ZIP: 75052
(682) 867-0500
Primary
Total Enrollment 618
Ronald W Reagan Middle
4616 E Bardin Rd
ZIP: 75052
(972) 522-7300
Middle
Total Enrollment 770
Sallye R Moore El
3150 Waterwood Dr
ZIP: 75052
(972) 660-2261
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
Sam Rayburn El
2800 Reforma Dr
ZIP: 75052
(972) 264-8900
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
South Grand Prairie H S
301 W Warrior Trl
ZIP: 75052
(972) 343-1500
High
Total Enrollment 2368
South Grand Prairie High 9th Grade Ctr
305 W Warrior Trl
ZIP: 75052
(972) 264-1769
Other
Total Enrollment 889
Starrett El
2675 Fairmont Dr
ZIP: 75052
(682) 867-0400
Primary
Total Enrollment 676
Suzanna Dickinson El
1902 Palmer Trl
ZIP: 75052
(972) 641-1664
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy
1160 Warrior Trl
ZIP: 75052
(972) 522-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
West El
2911 Kingswood Blvd
ZIP: 75052
(682) 867-0100
Primary
Total Enrollment 779
Winfree Academy Charter School - Grand Prairie
2985 S State Hwy 360 Ste 160
ZIP: 75052
(214) 204-2030
High
Total Enrollment 269
Anna May Daulton El
2607 N Grand Peninsula Dr
ZIP: 75054
(817) 299-6640
Primary
Total Enrollment 665
Cora Spencer El
3140 S Camino Lagos
ZIP: 75054
(817) 299-6680
Primary
Total Enrollment 739

Grand Prairie Private Schools

Calvary Baptist School
428 W Church St
ZIP: 75050
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Immaculate Conception School
400 Ne 17th St
ZIP: 75050
Elementary
Total Enrollment 111
Primrose School Of Grand Peninsula
2430 N Grand Peninsula Dr
ZIP: 75054
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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