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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.

People

Total Population39,736
Male Share of the Population50.8%
Female Share of the Population49.2%
Senior Citizens6.8%
Employed Population 16+22,539
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married48.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.5%
Median Earnings25+$43,092
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,756
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,704

Wealth

Median Family Income$81,903
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone26.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,170
Median House Value$149,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.2%
US/American0.1%
English9.4%
Irish10.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

The Colony Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 6 miles N of Carrollton, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City21 miles N of Dallas, Texas
CountyDenton
Standard Zip Codes75034, 75056
Phone Area Codes972
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude33.088
Longitude-96.886

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
Carrollton127,279$77,772
Frisco137,797$124,794

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

The Colony Public Libraries

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

THE COLONY H S
4301 BLAIR OAKS
972-625-9000
Serves 1,936 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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