Grand Prairie, Texas Population 2023

202,310

Grand Prairie is a city located in Dallas County Texas. With a 2023 population of 202,310, it is the 17th largest city in Texas and the 130th largest city in the United States.Grand Prairie is currently growing at a rate of 1.03% annually and its population has increased by 3.17% 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 2,800 people per square mile.

The average household income in Grand Prairie is $81,239 with a poverty rate of 14.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Grand Prairie is 33.6 years, 32.6 years for males, and 34.5 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 Prairie was:

  • 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 202,310 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 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Grand Prairie Population by Race

Grand Prairie Population Pyramid 2023

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

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

16.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Grand Prairie Sex Ratio

Female99,38151.27%
Male94,45448.73%

Grand Prairie Population by Age

Grand Prairie Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.66

Average Family Size

3.09

Average Household Size

61.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Grand Prairie Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Grand Prairie Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Grand Prairie Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 86.76%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 31.64%.

Grand Prairie Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$41,081

Average Earnings

$45,879

Average Male

$35,847

Average Female

Grand Prairie Earnings by Educational Attainment

Grand Prairie Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

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

rate

14.91%

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 30.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Grand Prairie is White, with 9.72% 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

Grand Prairie Poverty Rate by Education

Grand Prairie Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Grand Prairie Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Grand Prairie Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Grand Prairie Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Grand Prairie Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

8,102

Number of Veterans

7,274

Male Veterans

828

Female Veterans

Grand Prairie Veterans by War

Grand Prairie Veterans by Age

count

Grand Prairie Veterans by Race

Grand Prairie Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Grand Prairie Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.5%

Labor Force Participation

65.6%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Grand Prairie Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Grand Prairie Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Grand Prairie Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

54.68%

Born in Grand Prairie

76.41%

Native Born

22.43%

Foreign Born

13.23%

Non Citizen

9.2%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.41% of Grand Prairie residents were born in the United States, with 54.68% having been born in Texas. 13.23% 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: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Grand Prairie Population by Year