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Garland is a city in Dallas County, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.

The latitude of Garland is 32.912N. The longitude is -96.638W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 551 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 218,027.


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Median household income
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$49,156
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Garland demographic reports
Garland is northeast of Dallas.
The local Resistol Hat Factory made the cowboy hats worn by J.R. Ewing in the TV show, "Dallas."
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 735. The number of murders and homicides was 7. The violent crime rate was 3.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Mike Judge, creator of "Beavis and Butthead" and "King of the Hill"
· LeAnn Rimes, singer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Performing arts: Garland Civic Theatre
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Ray Hubbard
Historic sites and museums: Landmark Museum
Colleges and universities: Amber University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 105

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10% of Garland residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Garland ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Garland was $20,000, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Garland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Garland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $583.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $998.


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Libraries in Garland include Nicholson Memorial Library System, North Garland Branch Library, Ridgewood Branch Library, South Garland Branch Library, Walnut Creek Branch Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Garland include KUVN.

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Dallas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Garland political report.

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The average commute time for Garland workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 41 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Garland between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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