Grand Prairie, Texas

Grand Prairie: The ninth most populous city in Texas. It is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Grand Prairie is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Grand Prairie Arts Center and the Grand Prairie Museum of Art and History.

About

Grand Prairie is a city located in the county of Dallas in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 175,396 and a population density of 2,163 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 195,272 inhabitants.

The city was created 161 years ago in 1862.

Perfectly situated between Dallas and Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Texas offers residents big-city access with small-town charm. This family-friendly city provides recreation, entertainment, and community spirit.

Parks and Recreation

Grand Prairie manages one of the best park systems in the state with over 52 parks spanning 4,900 acres. The parks offer hiking, biking, golf, disc golf, tennis and swimming.

The state-of-the-art The Epic Center provides indoor recreation like ice skating, martial arts, gymnastics and indoor swimming. For water play outdoors, EpicWaters Indoor Waterpark delivers year-round fun.

Entertainment Options

The Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie's entertainment district draws major concerts and events, while AirHogs Stadium hosts minor league baseball games. For family entertainment, Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark and Trader's Village Flea Market offer all-ages activities.

The city also hosts annual events like Main Street Fest celebrating the local music scene and the lively Cinco de Mayo festival.

Community Spirit

Grand Prairie has been named one of the country's best cities for families and places to live. Residents take pride in the award-winning school system, strong local economy, and diversity of the community.

Neighborly small-town atmosphere combines with big-city ambition in Grand Prairie, where Southern hospitality meetsTexan grit for a uniquely enjoyable lifestyle.

Grand Prairie locator map
Location of Grand Prairie on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Grand Prairie

Population : 195,272 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Dallas County
Postal code : 75050–75054
Area : 81.09 km2
Altitude : 515 feet / 157 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1863 (161 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 13:04:25 (1st March 2024)
Density : 2,408 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 10.18% (2010-2020)
Dallas County Texas Incorporated Areas Grand Prairie highighted locator map image
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Geography

Grand Prairie is located at 32°44'45"N 96°59'52"W (32.7459600, -96.9977800).

Grand Prairie map

Demographics

The population of Grand Prairie increased by 10.18% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 175,396 - census
2011 178,903 1.96% estimation process
2012 182,030 1.72% estimation process
2013 183,891 1.01% estimation process
2014 185,824 1.04% estimation process
2015 188,411 1.37% estimation process
2016 192,095 1.92% estimation process
2017 193,973 0.97% estimation process
2018 193,989 0.01% estimation process
2019 194,543 0.28% estimation process
2020 195,272 0.37% estimation process

Grand Prairie zip code is 75050. County name: Dallas, County fips: 48113

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People born in Grand Prairie (24)

People born in Grand Prairie, including singer, songwriter and actress Selena Gomez, racecar driver Jud Larson, curler Cheryl Bernard, .

List

  • Kristie Moore (curler) she was born in 22/04/1979
  • E. P. Sanders (American biblical scholar) he was born in 18/04/1937
  • T. Michael Moseley (United States general) he was born in 03/09/1949
  • James Walter Elder (American politician (1882-1941)) he was born in 05/10/1882
  • Andre Akpan (association football player) he was born in 09/12/1987
  • Malcolm Williams (American football player) he was born in 22/11/1987
  • Eric Vale (American voice actor) he was born in 28/04/1974
  • Carson Wiggs (American football player) he was born in 20/02/1990
  • Chase Wileman (American soccer player) he was born in 25/06/1986
  • Chris Klute (American soccer player) he was born in 05/03/1990
  • Julie Stepan (American racing driver and model) she was born in 30/03/1986
  • Nikki McKibbin (American musician) she was born in 28/09/1978
  • Remi Ayodele (Player of American football) he was born in 22/04/1983
  • Wesley Duke (American football player) he was born in 21/06/1981
  • William L. Hendricks (American film producer) he was born in 03/05/1904
  • Ross Von Erich (American professional wrestler) he was born in 01/06/1988
  • Michael Choice (baseball player) he was born in 10/11/1989
  • Rodney Anderson (Texas businessman and politician) he was born in 01/01/1968

Schools in Grand Prairie

College & universities near Grand Prairie, TX

Code Name City ZIP
458478 Fortis College-Grand Prairie Grand Prairie (TX) 75050
418968 Tint School of Makeup and Cosmetology-Dallas Grand Prairie (TX) 75051
423412 Mid Cities Barber College Grand Prairie (TX) 75051-4892
481003 M T Training Center Grand Prairie (TX) 75051
222886 Arlington Career Institute Grand Prairie (TX) 75050-2636

Stations (6)

Amtrak & bus stations near Grand Prairie, TX

Code Name Address Type
DAL Union Station 400 South Houston St. RAIL
DAG Dallas, TX 205 South Lamar Street BUS
FTW Fort Worth Central Station 1001 Jones Street RAIL
MSQ Mesquite, TX 1331 Highway 80 East \r\n1331 Highway 80 East \r\n BUS
CBR Cleburne 206 North Border St. RAIL

Post offices near Grand Prairie

Post Office Name City ZIP
Grand Prair Post Office Grand Prairie (TX) 75051
Watson Community Post Office Arlington (TX) 76006
Fountain Post Office Grand Prairie (TX) 75050
East Arlington Post Office Arlington (TX) 76010
Westchester Post Office Grand Prairie (TX) 75052

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.
Carrollton 139,892 The fourth most populous city in Dallas County, 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

Grand Prairie distances to largest Texas cities