Information About Grand Prairie

The total estimated population is 125,411. Density is low at 1,985 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 77,350; Black: 17,126; Asian: 5,563; Two or More Races: 4,206; American Indian: 967; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 73; Other Race: 20,126; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 41,770 (33%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 83,641 (67%)

There are 20,673 foreign born residents, of which 31.8% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 12,693; Vietnam: 1,738; El Salvador: 609; Philippines: 509; Nigeria: 457; India: 440; Laos: 304; U.S. Born: This State: 72,682; South: 12,883; Midwest: 8,998; West: 5,743; Northeast: 3,295;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Grand Prairie Most Common US Birthplaces in Grand Prairie

The sex distribution is 50% male and 50% female. The median age is 30 years.

Age Distribution

There are 12,920 married couples with children and 4,995 single-parent households (1,206 men, 3,789 women).

The median household income is $44,788 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Texas: $39,927; Grand Prairie: $44,788;

11% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Texas: 15%; Grand Prairie: 11%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 47,642; Government: 6,798; Self-employed: 2,908; Unpaid family work: 157; Occupation: Sales and office: 18,785; Management, professional, and related: 18,103; Office and administrative support: 12,071; Production, transportation, and material moving: 10,157; Professional and related: 9,735; Management, business, and financial operations: 8,368;

Work Types in Grand Prairie Common Occupations in Grand Prairie

The average commute time is 29 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 48,041; Car or truck (carpooled): 8,418; Worked at home: 1,183; Walked: 592; Public transportation: 157; Motorcycle: 101; Bicycle: 64;

Transportation to work methods in Grand Prairie

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Grand Prairie.

There are 45,584 housing units, of which 30,659 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 26,279; Renter: 16,750; Vacant: 2,555; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 20,482; Not Mortgaged: 5,797;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Grand Prairie

The median single family home value is $77,467.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Texas: $986; Grand Prairie: $945;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Texas: $490; Grand Prairie: $550;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 716; 1940 to 1949: 2,293; 1950 to 1959: 3,985; 1960 to 1969: 5,912; 1970 to 1979: 10,292; 1980 to 1989: 11,968; 1990 to 1994: 3,331; 1995 to 1998: 4,648; 1999 to March 2000: 2,439;

0.4% of homes lack plumbing and 2.6% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Electricity: 27,139; Utility Gas: 15,286; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 413; No Fuel: 97;

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