Garland, Texas

Garland: The fourth most populous city in Texas. It is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Garland is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Garland Art Center and the Firewheel Mall.


Garland is a city located in the county of Bowie in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 226,876 and a population density of 1,532 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 238,139 inhabitants.

The city was created 133 years ago in 1890.

Garland is a city located northeast of downtown Dallas within Dallas County, Texas. With a population of 240,000, it is the twelfth largest city in the state.

History and Development

Garland was founded in 1891 as a farming community. It developed rapidly as a suburb post-WWII due to its proximity to Dallas.

Key historical facts:

  • Founded in 1891 along the Santa Fe railroad
  • Named after former Vice President Adlai Ewing Stevenson
  • Incorporated as a city in 1945
  • Population exploded in postwar era as a suburb of Dallas

Economy and Major Industries

Garland has a diverse economy focused on industries like technology, manufacturing, retail, education, and healthcare services. Top employers include:

  • Walmart regional distribution center
  • Raytheon defense corporation
  • Medical City Hospital
  • Independent Bank
  • Richland College

Attractions and Things to Do

Notable attractions are:

  • Firewheel Town Center mall with over 100 stores
  • Downtown Garland Square Landmark District
  • Garland's Granville Arts Center
  • Fields Recreation Center and Central Park
  • Audubon Park showcasing native Texan plants and wildlife

Garland offers economic opportunities, amenities, and attractions as part of the expanding Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Garland locator map
Location of Garland on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Garland

Population : 238,139 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Bowie County
Postal code : 75040–75049
Phone Area Codes : 214 - 972
Area : 148.05 km2
Altitude : 551 feet / 168 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1891 (133 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 19:59:48 (2nd March 2024)
Density : 1,608 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 4.73% (2010-2020)
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Collage of Photos of Garland TX
Collage of Photos of Garland  TX image


Garland is located at 33°30'59"N 94°40'10"W (33.5165000, -94.6693800).

Garland map


The population of Garland increased by 4.73% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 226,876 - census
2011 230,055 1.38% estimation process
2012 233,698 1.56% estimation process
2013 234,660 0.41% estimation process
2014 235,590 0.39% estimation process
2015 237,161 0.66% estimation process
2016 236,310 -0.36% estimation process
2017 238,327 0.85% estimation process
2018 241,709 1.4% estimation process
2019 239,928 -0.74% estimation process
2020 238,139 -0.75% estimation process

Garland zip code is 75040. County name: Dallas, County fips: 48113

People born in Garland (60)

People born in Garland, including singer-songwriter and actress Crystal Bernard, actor, singer, rapper Mitchel Musso, actor Cameron Finley, .


  • Chris Warren (American basketball player (1981-)) he was born in 19/01/1981
  • Chad Deering (American soccer player) he was born in 02/09/1970
  • Bianca Barnett (American actress) she was born in 26/08/1979
  • Caleb Landry Jones (American actor) he was born in 07/12/1989
  • Mookie Blaylock (American basketball player) he was born in 20/03/1967
  • Mire Chatman (American basketball player) he was born in 24/10/1978
  • Tyson Ballou (American model) he was born in 14/11/1976
  • Richmond McGee (Player of American football) he was born in 25/04/1983
  • Paul Cain (American minister) he was born in 16/06/1929
  • Josh LeRibeus (American football player) he was born in 02/07/1989
  • Chris August (American singer) he was born in 20/03/1982
  • Dean Crow (baseball player) he was born in 21/08/1972
  • Derrick Dockery (American football player, offensive lineman) he was born in 07/09/1980
  • Eric Bassey (Player of American football) he was born in 23/01/1983
  • Erin McCarley (American musician) she was born in 08/01/1979
  • Jason Thompson (American soccer player) he was born in 22/11/1981
  • Jeff Grimes (American football player and coach) he was born in 23/09/1968
  • Jeff Paine (American football player) he was born in 19/08/1961

Schools in Garland

College & universities near Garland, TX

Code Name City ZIP
227225 Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant (TX) 75455
482200 Cosmetology Academy of Texarkana Texarkana (TX) 75503
224545 Texas A&M University-Texarkana Texarkana (TX) 75503

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Garland, TX

Code Name Address Type
TXA Texarkana 100 East Front Street RAIL
HOP Hope 100 East Division Street RAIL
MHL Marshall 800 North Washington Street - suite 2 RAIL
LVW Longview 905 Pacific Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Garland

Post Office Name City ZIP
De Kalb Post Office De Kalb (TX) 75559
Avery Post Office Avery (TX) 75554
Annona Post Office Annona (TX) 75550
New Boston Post Office New Boston (TX) 75570
Simm Post Office Simms (TX) 75574

Other places with the same name (7)

Other cities in Bowie County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Bowie County , TX.

City Name Population Title
Texarkana 36,221 City in Bowie County, Texas, United States
Wake Village 5,555 City in Bowie County, Texas, United States
New Boston 4,568 City in Texas, United States
Nash 3,781 City in Bowie County, Texas, United States
Hooks 2,709 City in Texas
De Kalb 1,611 Town in Mississippi, United States
Hubbard 1,418 City in Hill County, Texas, United States
Redwater 1,104 City in Bowie County, Texas, United States
Maud 1,063 City in Bowie County, Texas, United States
Red Lick 1,025 City in Bowie County, Texas, United States
Oak Grove 704 Town in Kaufman County, Texas
New Hope 641 Unincorporated settlement in Leon County, Texas
Leary 502 City in Texas, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Garland distances to largest Texas cities