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Overview

Introduction to Terrell, Texas

Terrell, Texas, in Kaufman county, is 19 miles E of Mesquite, Texas (center to center) and 30 miles E of Dallas, Texas. The city is included in the Dallas metropolitan area.

Terrell History

George Paschall arrived in the area in 1848 and was among the first settlers in this region. After the Texas and Pacific Railway passed North Texas in 1873, C. C. Nash and John G. Moore, who lived in Kaufman County, bought 320 acres of land and laid out lots and streets for home sites and businesses. The post office opened in 1873, and Jasper Johnson was named the first postmaster. The town was named after Robert A. Terrell, a pioneer settler. The community was officially incorporated in 1875.

Terrell and nearby Attractions

  • Terrell Heritage Museum
  • Kaufman County Civic Theatre
  • Lake Tawakoni State Park
  • Oak Grove Country Club
  • Warren-Crowell House

Things To Do In Terrell

The Lake Tawakoni State Park is spread over 376 acres of land and has a swimming beach, picnic areas, hiking trails, and facilities for camping and boating. The Heritage Jubilee is a local celebration held annually on the third weekend of April at Ben Gill Park. It is a fun-filled event featuring activities for the whole family including arts & crafts exhibition, live music, carnival, BBQ cook-off, museum tours, an auto show, a quilt show, and other special attractions.

Terrell Transportation

Flights can be availed from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Terrell Higher Education

Southwestern Christian College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Eastfield College and University of Dallas.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,626
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+7,092
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married40.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15%
Median Earnings25+$30,322
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,133
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,790

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,006
% Above Poverty Level75.6%
% Below Poverty Level24.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.2%
Median Gross Rent$865
Median House Value$92,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.3%
Irish8.7%
German7.4%
English3.1%
French Except Basque1.3%
Italian1.3%
Welsh1.1%
Dutch1%
Scottish0.8%
African0.8%
Polish0.6%
Norwegian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Czech0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Terrell Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kaufman County
Standard Zip Codes75160, 75161
Phone Area Codes469,972
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.73
Approximate Longitude-96.29

Terrell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationKAUFMAN 3 SE
Distance11.7 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
StationWILLS POINT
Distance15.2 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp50 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 77 F
Annual Precip43.6 inches
StationDALLAS LOVE AP
Distance34.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp77 to 96 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Crandall3,126$79,265
Fate9,234$104,835
Forney16,842$89,830
Heath7,992$156,227
Kaufman6,919$50,941
Quinlan1,735$42,083

Terrell Public Libraries

Riter C Hulsey Public Library
301 N ROCKWALL ST
Terrell, Texas
(972) 551-6663

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Terrell Hospitals

Renaissance Hospital Terrell
(Proprietary)
1551 Highway 34 South
Terrell State Hospital
(Government - State)
1200 East Brin Street

Terrell Public Schools

Dr Bruce Wood El
121 Poetry Rd
ZIP: 75160
(972) 563-3750
Primary
Total Enrollment 567
Herman Furlough Jr Middle
1351 Colquitt Rd
ZIP: 75160
(972) 563-7501
Middle
Total Enrollment 593
J W Long El
300 Creekside Dr
ZIP: 75160
(972) 563-1448
Primary
Total Enrollment 624
Kennedy El
1400 S Rockwall St
ZIP: 75160
(972) 563-1443
Primary
Total Enrollment 664
Terrell Alternative Education Center/phoenix Sch
305 W College St
ZIP: 75160
(972) 563-6319
High
Total Enrollment 68
Terrell H S
400 Poetry Rd
ZIP: 75160
(972) 563-7525
High
Total Enrollment 1087
Tisd Child & Adolescent School
1200 E Brin St
ZIP: 75160
(972) 551-8960
Other
Total Enrollment 23
W H Burnett El
921 S Rockwall St
ZIP: 75160
(972) 563-1452
Primary
Total Enrollment 595

Terrell Private Schools

First Presbyterian Church Kindergarten
834 Griffith Ave
ZIP: 75160
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Methodist Day School
503 W College St
ZIP: 75160
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Poetry Community Christian School
18688 Fm 986
ZIP: 75160
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 212
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