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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 (2013)

Population

181,303

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 81.4 sq. mi.
Average Age 31.7
Average Household Income $53,267

Development (2013)

New Single-Family Building Permits Issued

408

Value of Average Single-Family Permit

$235,087

New Commercial/Industrial Square Feet 2,306,740

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Property Tax Rates (2013)
Per $100 Assessed Property Value

City of Grand Prairie

$0.669998

Grand Prairie ISD

$1.465000

Arlington ISD $1.291700
Cedar Hill ISD $1.525000
Mansfield ISD $1.527100
Dallas County $0.653800
Tarrant County $0.641290
Retail Sales Tax Rates (2013)

City

1.00%

AirHogs Ballpark

0.125%

Active Adult Center 0.125%
Parks Improvements 0.25%
Street and Alley Improvements 0.25%
Crime Control District 0.25%
State 6.25%
TOTAL Sales Tax 8.25%

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Municipal Employees (2013)

Police/Fire Civil Service

422

General Employees

686

Total Seasonal/Part Time 107
Crossing Guards 73

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Top Employers (2013)

Grand Prairie ISD

3,558

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

2,800

Poly-America Inc. 2,000
Bell Helicopter-Textron Inc. 1,200
City of Grand Prairie 1,200
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie 950
Triumph Aerostructures - Vought Aircraft Division 900
Republic National Distributing 700
Wal-Mart 600
American Eurocopter 500
Hanson Pipe & Products Inc. 500
Siemens Energy & Automation 500

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Operating Budget (2013-2014)
(Total appropriations and reserves)

General Fund

$111,439,962

Water/Wastewater

$66,538,779

Other $58,412,089
TOTAL $236,390,830

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Libraries - Total Collection (2013)

Main Library

148,637

Betty Warmack Branch Library

50,260

Tony Shotwell Branch Library 8,902
eBranch Total Collection 700+

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Parks and Recreation Department (2013)

Acres of Park Land

5,014

Number of Park Sites

58

Rounds of Golf Played 79,938
Ruthe Jackson Center Events 907
The Summit Members 5,000
Special Event Attendees/Athletic Tournaments 270,000+
Cemetery Spaces Sold 229
Interments in Cemetery 128

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Utilities (2013)

Water Production (average gallons/day)

22.6 million

Fire Hydrants

7,436

Miles of Water Lines

792
Miles of Collection Line 778
Customer Accounts 45,706

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Solid Waste/Recycling (2013)

Garbage Disposed

162,755 tons

Commercial Recycling (at landfill)

124,190 tons

Residential Recycling at the Landfill 4,633 tons
Residential Recycling at the Curb 4,128 tons
Residential Recycling at Drop Sites 869 tons

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Transportation (2013)

Municipal Airport Takeoffs/Landings

68,827

Grand Connection Bus Passengers

49,831

Last updated: 9/29/2014 3:32:00 PM