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Grand Prairie

Population: 176,980 | Area: 81.4 sq mi
Ripley's Believe it Or Not is among the attractions in the city's entertainment district. Photo By Emilia Gaston

The city's pitch: "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 175,000 people live in Grand Prairie ... 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."

Demographics

  • Median Age: 31.3
  • Population Growth: 4.9 %
  • Population Density: 2174.2 ppl/sq mile

Schools

  • School District: Grand Prairie ISD
  • Students Passing TAKS: 73%
  • Average SAT Score: 946

Crime:

  • Violent Crime Rate: 3.415 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 42.7 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate:

  • Average Price of Homes Sold: $133,668