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Welcome to Carrollton ...

The city of Carrollton is located

Carrollton is primarily located in Collin County<1>. A portion of Carrollton extends into Dallas County and Denton County.

The location of Carrollton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Carrollton has a population of 139,429 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Carrollton.

The community of Carrollton is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Carrollton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Carrollton: (214), (469)<5> & (972).

The ZIP codes for Carrollton: 75006-75008, 75010-75011<6>

Websites for Carrollton ...

Official Website: www.cityofcarrollton.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Carrollton had an population of 139,429 people. This is an increase of 17.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carrollton had a population of 119,097 people (which is 15.22% of the total population of Collin County). This makes Carrollton the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Carrollton represents 0.47% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 23rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 119,097 people, the population of Carrollton increased 8.69% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 109,576 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Carrollton.

Communities Also Named Carrollton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Texas communities named Carrollton: This one is located in Collin County and the other is located in Dallas County.

Beyond Texas, there are 26 communities that are also named Carrollton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maryland (3), Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio (2), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Carrollton.

Communities near Carrollton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Carrollton.

  • Dallas (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas
    • Dallas lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Carrollton and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,343,266 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dallas<8>
  • Plano (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plano
    • Plano lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the east of Carrollton and is located in Collin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 291,296 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plano
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plano<8>
  • Irving (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irving
    • Irving lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Carrollton and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 240,916 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irving have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irving
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irving<8>
  • Garland (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland
    • Garland lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Carrollton and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 238,139 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garland<8>
  • Frisco (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisco
    • Frisco lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Carrollton and is located in Collin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 209,980 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frisco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frisco<8>
  • Grand Prairie (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Prairie
    • Grand Prairie lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Carrollton and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 195,272 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Prairie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Prairie<8>
  • Richardson (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardson
    • Richardson lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the east of Carrollton and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 121,112 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richardson<8>
  • Lewisville (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
    • Lewisville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Carrollton and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 112,232 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisville<8>
  • Allen (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
    • Allen lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Carrollton and is located in Collin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,379 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allen<8>
  • Flower Mound (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flower Mound
    • Flower Mound lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Carrollton and is located in Denton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,482 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flower Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flower Mound
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flower Mound<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carrollton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Carrollton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Carrollton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Carrollton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carrollton. See our Newspapers Page for Carrollton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carrollton ...

Looking for more information about Carrollton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Carrollton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Carrollton.

Adding Carrollton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Carrollton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Carrollton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Carrollton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Texas (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Carrollton on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Carrollton

The Communities of Texas

About Collin County

About Texas

The official website for Carrollton: www.cityofcarrollton.com/

The official website for Collin County: www.co.collin.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Collin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carrollton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carrollton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Carrollton, area code (469, 972) is an overlay.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Carrollton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Carrollton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Carrollton includes: 75006, 75007, 75010 & 75011.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carrollton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carrollton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CarrolltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carrollton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9883, Longitude: -96.9003       In this case, the coordinates for Carrollton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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