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Overview

Introduction to The Colony, Texas

The Colony, Texas, in Denton county, is 6 miles N of Carrollton, Texas (center to center) and 21 miles N of Dallas, Texas.

The Colony History

Home developers, Fox and Jacobs, purchased a large part of the area near State Highway 121 and Farm to Market Road 423, to develop a new city modeled on the lines of the city of Dallas. The area was incorporated in 1977, when it had more than 5,000 residents. It was to be named Colony, but the name was taken, thus, it was named The Colony.

The Colony and Nearby Attractions

  • Denton County Historical Museum
  • Cedar Hill State Park
  • Bayless-Selby House Museum
  • Stewart Creek Park
  • Little Chapel-in-the-Woods

Things To Do In The Colony

There are numerous museums near The Colony including the National Museum of Communications, Frontiers of Flight Museum, Denton County Historical Museum, and Bayless-Selby House Museum. Popular parks are Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit, Cedar Hill State Park, and Stewart Creek Park. Little Chapel-in-the-Woods is considered to be among the state’s finest buildings.

The Colony Transportation

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

The Colony Higher Education

There are several colleges and universities near the city which include The University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University, Brookhaven College and Richland College.

Demographics

People

Total Population41,388
Male Share of the Population51.8%
Female Share of the Population48.2%
Senior Citizens6.9%
Employed Population 16+24,271
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married47.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.3%
Median Earnings25+$46,544
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,299
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,905

Wealth

Median Family Income$87,353
% Above Poverty Level93.7%
% Below Poverty Level6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone26.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,332
Median House Value$172,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.9%
Irish9.7%
English8.6%
Italian3.9%
French Except Basque3%
Scottish2%
Polish1.5%
Portuguese1%
Dutch0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
African0.9%
Czech0.8%
Russian0.7%
Afghan)0.7%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
German0.2%
Moroccan0.1%
South African0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
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The Colony Almanac

CategoryValue
County Denton County
Standard Zip Codes75056
Phone Area Codes972
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.09
Approximate Longitude-96.88

The Colony Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGRAPEVINE DAM
Distance13.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 54 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp73 to 96 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip34.6 inches
StationDENTON 2 SE
Distance14.6 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
StationDALLAS-FT WORTH INTL AP
Distance15.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carrollton131,240$82,794
Frisco155,363$135,482
Lake Dallas7,716$76,277
Lakewood Village555$133,958
Lewisville103,638$70,705
Little Elm39,471$97,245

The Colony Public Libraries

The Colony Public Library
6800 MAIN ST
The Colony, Texas
(972) 625-1900

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The Colony Public Schools

B B Owen El
5640 Squires Dr
ZIP: 75056
(469) 713-5950
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Camey El
4949 Arbor Glen Rd
ZIP: 75056
(469) 713-5951
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
Castle Hills El
1025 Holy Grail Dr
ZIP: 75056
(469) 713-5952
Primary
Total Enrollment 734
Ethridge El
6001 Ethridge Dr
ZIP: 75056
(469) 713-5954
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Griffin Middle
5105 N Colony Blvd
ZIP: 75056
(469) 713-5973
Middle
Total Enrollment 765
Lakeview Middle
4300 Keys Dr
ZIP: 75056
(469) 713-5974
Middle
Total Enrollment 817
Morningside El
6350 Paige Rd
ZIP: 75056
(469) 713-5970
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Peters Colony Elementary
5101 Nash Dr
ZIP: 75056
(469) 713-5179
Primary
Total Enrollment 845
Stewarts Creek El
4431 Augusta St
ZIP: 75056
(469) 713-5960
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
The Colony H S
4301 Blair Oaks
ZIP: 75056
(469) 713-5178
High
Total Enrollment 1987
Prestwick K-8 Stem Academy
3101 Stonefield Dr
ZIP: 75065
(214) 469-1705
Primary
Total Enrollment 667
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