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Grand Prairie is a city in Dallas County, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. (The community straddles Dallas, Tarrant and Ellis counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for its location on the eastern edge of the grand prairie region.
The latitude of Grand Prairie is 32.745N. The longitude is -96.997W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 515 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 136,671.
Grew with construction of defense plants during World War II
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9% of Grand Prairie residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grand Prairie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grand Prairie was $18,978, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Grand Prairie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Grand Prairie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $548. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,013.
Libraries in Grand Prairie include Betty Warmack Branch Library, Grand Prairie Memorial Library ... View libraries
Dallas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grand Prairie political report.
The average commute time for Grand Prairie workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 31 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Grand Prairie between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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