Grand Prairie, Texas Population 2022

200,240
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Grand Prairie is a city located in Dallas County Texas. With a 2020 population of 200,240, it is the 17th largest city in Texas and the 132nd largest city in the United States. Grand Prairie is currently growing at a rate of 1.04% annually and its population has increased by 2.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 196,100 in 2020. Spanning over 81 miles, Grand Prairie has a population density of 2,771 people per square mile.

The average household income in Grand Prairie is $81,239 with a poverty rate of 11.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,142 per month, and the median house value is $174,300. The median age in Grand Prairie is 33.4 years, 32.8 years for males, and 34.1 years for females.

Grand Prairie is located in Dallas, Tarrant, and Ellis Counties in Texas as part of the Mid-Cities area of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (DFW or Metroplex). DFW is the 7th largest metropolitan area in the United States with a population of 6.8 million spread over 13 counties.

Population Growth

The North Texas population is experiencing a strong population boom and has reached about 7 million. The 16-county area added about 97,000 between 2014 and 2015 alone and this trend has continued for the last decade. The population growth in Grand Prairie is expected to continue as the growth has been fueled by a strong economy and quality of life. Grand Prairie was recently ranked as the 7th happiest city in the United States.

Grand Prairie was originally settled by settlers who came for the Republic of Texas land grants offered by investors in the mid-19th century. The city was established first as Dechman by Alexander Dechman in 1863. The post office opened in 1877 under the name Deckman instead of Dechman as postal workers had difficulty reading the form. There was also confusion about a T&P Railroad designation “Grand Prairie” as the name was based on maps from the 1850s labeling the area between Fort Worth and Dallas as “the grand prairie of Texas.” To clear up the confusion, the post office was then named “Grand Prairie.”

By 1909, Grand Prairie was incorporated as a city with a population of 994. Since World War I, Grand Prairie has had a history involving aviation and defense. Grand Prairie experienced the greatest increase in population between 1940 and 1970. The population grew from just 1,600 in 1940 to 14,500 in 1950 and 30,300 in 1960. The city council of Grand Prairie tried to annex undeveloped, unincorporated land in 1953 that was strongly opposed by Irving and Arlington; the measure eventually failed and Grand Prairie’s boundaries remained unchanged.

Grand Prairie Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Grand Prairiewas:

  • White: 53.08%
  • Black or African American: 21.28%
  • Other race: 10.09%
  • Two or more races: 8.41%
  • Asian: 6.85%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Grand Prairie, Texas is 200,240 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 196,100.

Grand Prairie, Texas Population 2022

Population by Race

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Grand Prairie Population by Race

Grand Prairie Population Pyramid 2022

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Grand Prairie Median Age

33.6


Total

32.6


Male

34.5


Female

Grand Prairie Adults

There are 138,565 adults, (19,493 of whom are seniors) in Grand Prairie.

Grand Prairie Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

16.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Grand Prairie Sex Ratio

Female

99,381

51.27%

Male

94,454

48.73%

Grand Prairie Population by Age

Grand Prairie Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Grand Prairie Household Types

61.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Grand Prairie Households and Families

3.66

Average Family Size

3.09

Average Household Size

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Grand Prairie Households by Type

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Grand Prairie Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Grand Prairie Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.13%.

Grand Prairie Educational Attainment by Race

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$41,081

Average Earnings

$45,879

Average Male

$35,847

Average Female

Grand Prairie Earnings by Educational Attainment

Grand Prairie Language by Age

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Grand Prairie Language

54.75% of Grand Prairie residents speak only English, while 45.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 36.94% of the population.

Grand Prairie Language

Grand Prairie Poverty by Race

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11.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.81%

Male Poverty Rate

13.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Grand Prairie

The race most likely to be in poverty in Grand Prairie is Native, with 25.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Grand Prairie is Multiple, with 8.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.38%.

Grand Prairie Poverty

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Grand Prairie Poverty Rate by Education

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Grand Prairie Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Grand Prairie Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Grand Prairie Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Grand Prairie Married by Age and Sex

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Grand Prairie Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Grand Prairie Marital Status by Race

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Grand Prairie Marital Status

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8,102

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Grand Prairie Veterans by War

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Grand Prairie Veterans by Age

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Grand Prairie Veterans by Race

Grand Prairie Veterans by Education

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5.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Grand Prairie Veterans by Education

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69.5%

Labor Force Participation

65.6%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Grand Prairie Employment by Age

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Grand Prairie Employment by Race

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Grand Prairie Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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55.32%

Born in Grand Prairie

77.30%

Native Born

22.70%

Foreign Born

13.39%

Non Citizen

9.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.30% of Grand Prairie residents were born in the United States, with 55.32% having been born in Texas. 13.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Grand Prairie Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Grand Prairie Population by Year