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Conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Grand Prairie offers relaxation, family fun, friendly neighbors and a smart place to live and do business. More than 180,000 people live in Grand Prairie. We call more than 4 million people "neighbor" in the Metroplex. Generally speaking, our residents are 30-something dual income homeowners.

In Grand Prairie, families who have lived here for generations welcome newcomers who move to Grand Prairie for the same reasons the natives don't want to leave — location and hometown atmosphere.

For additional information on demographics, visit the Economic Development Department section of the website.

Weather
Average Relative Humidity

6 a.m.
noon
6 p.m.
midnight

82 percent
56 percent
53 percent
73 percent

Average Annual Rainfall

33.7 inches

Average Temperature High 76.3°F
Low 54.6°F
Summers (April-October) 80-98°F
Winters (November-March) 32-70°F

Airport Sunset

Demographics (2014)

Population
(NCTCOG's estimate)

181,230

Racial Breakdown (2010 Census):

  • 57.3% Total Non-Hispanic Population
  • 29.11% White
  • 19.63% African American
  • 0.40% American Indian
  • 6.46% Asian
  • 0.07% Pacific Islander
  • 0.16% Other Race or 2 or More Races
  • 42.70% Hispanic of Any Race
Land Area 81 sq. mi.
Average Age 31.3
Average Household Income $55,089

(See Grand Prairie Economic Development Department for more city demographics data.)

Development (2014)

New Single-Family Building Permits Issued

424

Value of Average Single-Family Permit

$257,280

New Commercial/Industrial Square Feet 3,189,902

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Property Tax Rates (2014)
Per $100 Assessed Property Value

City of Grand Prairie

$0.669998

Grand Prairie ISD

$1.465000

Arlington ISD $1.348110
Cedar Hill ISD $1.525000
Mansfield ISD $1.527100
Dallas County $0.663875
Tarrant County $0.641397
Retail Sales Tax Rates (2014)

City

1.000%

AirHogs Ballpark

0.125%

Active Adult Center 0.125%
Parks Improvements 0.250%
Street and Alley Improvements 0.250%
Crime Control District 0.250%
State 6.25%
TOTAL Sales Tax 8.25%

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Municipal Employees (2014)

Police/Fire Civil Service

437

General

719

Seasonal/Part-Time 165
Crossing Guards 74

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Top Employers (2014)

Grand Prairie ISD

3,700

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

2,600

Poly-America Inc. 2,000
City of Grand Prairie 1,395
Bell Helicopter-Textron Inc. 1,200
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie 950
Hanson Pipe & Products Inc. 950
Triumph Aerostructures - Vought Aircraft Division 900
Republic National Distributing 700
Bureau of Prisons Admin. 650
Airbus Helicopters 600
Walmart 600
Siemens Energy & Automation 500
Pitney Bowes Presort Services 500

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Top Taxpayers (2014)

Grand Prairie Premium Outlets LP

Bell Helicopter-Textron Inc.

Poly-America LP

Republic National Distributing
Oncor Electric Delivery

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

Duke Realty Ltd. Partnership
Prologis
Triumph Aerostructures - Vought Aircraft Division
Cardinal Health LLC

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Operating Budget (2014-2015)
(Total appropriations and reserves)

General Fund

$114,262,251

Water/Wastewater

$63,469,069

Other $123,096,668
TOTAL $300,827,988

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Libraries - Total Collection (2014)

Main Library

93,364

Betty Warmack Library

40,488

Tony Shotwell Library 6,774
Cardholders 75,601
Computer hours used per hour 71,992
Books checked out per year (physical) 253,614
Books checked out per year (Ebooks) 5,611

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Parks and Recreation Department (2014)

Acres of Park Land

5,016

Number of Park Sites

58

Rounds of Golf Played 71,610
Ruthe Jackson Center Events 871
Special Event Attendees/Athletic Tournaments 207,950
Cemetery Spaces Sold 259
Mausoleum Spaces Sold 335
Interments in Cemetery 156

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Utilities (2014)

Water Production (average gallons/day)

23.9 million

Fire Hydrants

7,489

Miles of Water Lines

804
Miles of Collection Line 798
Customer Accounts 46,395

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Solid Waste/Recycling (2014)

Garbage Disposed

165,585.66 tons

Commercial Recycling (at landfill)

74,968 tons

Residential Recycling at the Landfill 8,126 tons
Residential Recycling at the Curb 4,191 tons
Residential Recycling at Drop Sites 981 tons

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Transportation (2014)

Municipal Airport Takeoffs/Landings

70,780

Grand Connection Bus Passengers

49,642

Last updated: 2/27/2015 7:42:32 AM