Carrollton, Texas

Carrollton: The fourth most populous city in Dallas County, Texas. It is located in the northern part of the county. Carrollton is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Carrollton Historical Museum and the Carrollton Arts Center.

About

Carrollton is a city located in the county of Dallas in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 119,097 and a population density of 1,240 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 139,892 inhabitants.

The city was created 111 years ago in 1912.

The area that is now Carrollton was settled by early pioneers in the 1840s. It was originally part of the Peters Colony land grant. Carrollton was named after Carrollton, Illinois and officially incorporated in 1913.

Early settlers were mostly farmers growing wheat, cotton, and vegetables. The town remained small until the late 1950s when the population boomed thanks to postwar growth in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Carrollton focused on providing affordable suburban housing during this expansion.

Key Facts About Modern Carrollton

Here are some key details about Carrollton today:

  • Population: Around 134,000 residents as of 2019, making it one of the largest Dallas suburbs.
  • Economy: Major employers include Financial Center Credit Union, Intuit Inc., and many healthcare/technology companies. Carrollton benefits from its location near Interstates 35E and 635.
  • Neighborhoods: Carrollton features a variety of suburban neighborhoods and commercial corridors including Old Downtown Carrollton, Trinity Mills, Valley Ranch, and Hebron.
  • Parks and Recreation: The area has over 1,000 acres of park land featuring playgrounds, trails, athletic fields, golf, and recreation centers. Josey Ranch Lake is a popular spot.
  • Attractions: Carrollton is home to one of the last remaining drive-in movie theaters, North Texas’ first iPic movie theater, and large shopping centers like the Plaza at Willow Creek.

With strong economic opportunities and community amenities, Carrollton appeals to families and businesses seeking a strategically located suburban environment.

Carrollton locator map
Location of Carrollton on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Carrollton

Population : 139,892 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Dallas County
Postal code : 75006, 75007, 75008, 750
Phone Area Codes : 972
Area : 96.01 km2
Altitude : 528 feet / 161 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1913 (111 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 18:34:38 (20th April 2024)
Density : 1,457 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 14.87% (2010-2020)
Dallas County Texas Incorporated Areas Carrollton highighted locator map image
Dallas County Texas Incorporated Areas Carrollton highighted
Dallas County Texas Incorporated Areas Carrollton highighted locator map image

Geography

Carrollton is located at 32°57'13"N 96°53'25"W (32.9537300, -96.8902800).

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Demographics

The population of Carrollton increased by 14.87% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 119,097 - census
2011 122,527 2.8% estimation process
2012 125,484 2.36% estimation process
2013 126,545 0.84% estimation process
2014 128,349 1.41% estimation process
2015 133,060 3.54% estimation process
2016 133,704 0.48% estimation process
2017 136,054 1.73% estimation process
2018 137,013 0.7% estimation process
2019 139,248 1.61% estimation process
2020 139,892 0.46% estimation process

Carrollton zip code is 75006. County name: Dallas, County fips: 48113

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People born in Carrollton (22)

People born in Carrollton, including politician and businessman Tom Vandergriff, football defensive end Jeremy Beal, Thai soccer player Anthony Ampaipitakwong, .

List

  • Ashley Cain-Gribble (American pair skater) she was born in 22/07/1995
  • Lewis Baker (Player of American and Canadian football) he was born in 12/10/1984
  • Noell Coet (American actress) she was born in 02/06/1994
  • Sam Garza (American footballer) he was born in 17/10/1989
  • Travis Wilson (American football player) he was born in 11/02/1984
  • Shelton Johnson (American football player) he was born in 16/07/1990
  • Tanner Marsh (Professional football player) he was born in 29/05/1990
  • Laganja Estranja (American drag queen and dancer) was born in 28/12/1988
  • Jason Hursh (American baseball player) he was born in 02/10/1991
  • Demetrius Harris (American football and basketball player) he was born in 29/07/1991
  • David Parry (American-football player) he was born in 07/03/1992
  • Ryan Russell (American football player) he was born in 17/01/1992
  • Katie Meili (American swimmer) she was born in 16/04/1991
  • Jesse Iwuji (American football player and racing driver) he was born in 12/08/1987
  • Shannon Beveridge (American actress) she was born in 19/03/1992
  • David Blough (American-football player (1995-)) he was born in 31/07/1995
  • Mandy Chiang (figure skater) she was born in 14/07/2004
  • Daniel Wise (American football player) he was born in 16/01/1996

Schools in Carrollton

College & universities near Carrollton, TX

Code Name City ZIP
455336 MediaTech Institute-Dallas Dallas (TX) 75234
224244 Dallas Christian College Dallas (TX) 75234-7299
223524 Brookhaven College Farmers Branch (TX) 75244-4997
485874 Salon Boutique Academy Addison (TX) 75001-4399
224156 Cosmetology Career Center LLC Carrollton (TX) 75006

Stations (6)

Amtrak & bus stations near Carrollton, TX

Code Name Address Type
DAL Union Station 400 South Houston St. RAIL
DAG Dallas, TX 205 South Lamar Street BUS
MSQ Mesquite, TX 1331 Highway 80 East \r\n1331 Highway 80 East \r\n BUS
FTW Fort Worth Central Station 1001 Jones Street RAIL
GLE Gainesville 605 East California Street RAIL

Post offices near Carrollton

Post Office Name City ZIP
Carrollton Post Office Carrollton (TX) 75006
Farmers Branch Post Office Dallas (TX) 75234
Addison Post Office Addison (TX) 75001
Rosemead Post Office Carrollton (TX) 75007
Bent Tr Post Office Dallas (TX) 75287

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Other cities in Dallas County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Dallas County , TX. (more)

City Name Population Title
Dallas 1,343,266 The ninth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
Irving 240,916 The third most populous city in Texas.
Grand Prairie 195,272 The ninth most populous city in Texas.
Mesquite 138,916 The ninth most populous city in Texas.
Richardson 121,112 The fourth most populous city in Dallas County, Texas.
Rowlett 68,388 A city in Dallas County, Texas.
DeSoto 52,910 A city in Dallas County, Texas.
Farmers Branch 51,373 A city in Dallas County, Texas.
Cedar Hill 47,820 A city in Dallas County, Texas.
Coppell 40,958 A city in Dallas County, Texas.
Lancaster 39,265 City in Dallas County, Texas, United States
Duncanville 38,189 City in Dallas County, Texas, in the United States
Sachse 25,964 City in Texas, United States
University Park 24,885 City in Dallas County, Texas, United States
Balch Springs 24,831 City in Dallas County, Texas, United States
Seagoville 17,178 City in Texas

Distance to Other Cities

Carrollton distances to largest Texas cities