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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$46,816
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Grand Prairie demographic reports
Grand Prairie is between Dallas and Ft. Worth.
Former and merged names include:
· Deckman
Established on the Texas & Pacific Railroad

Grew with construction of defense plants during World War II

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 495. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Charley Taylor, football player
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Cajun Fest - May 19-20, 2007
  • National Championship Powwow - Sept. 7-9, 2007
  • Fiestas Patrias - Sept. 15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Grand Prairie web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Cedar Hill State Park, Lone Star Park
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: 113

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Grand Prairie demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dallas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Dallas area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 76011 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

19% of Grand Prairie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Grand Prairie festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Grand Prairie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $548.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,013.


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Libraries in Grand Prairie include Betty Warmack Branch Library, Grand Prairie Memorial Library ... View libraries

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

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Traffic

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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