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Welcome to Grand Prairie ...

The city of Grand Prairie is located

Grand Prairie is primarily located in Dallas County<1>. A portion of Grand Prairie extends into Ellis County and Tarrant County.

A typical abbreviation for Grand Prairie: Grand Pr.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Grand Prairie has a population of 194,419 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The community of Grand Prairie is 530 feet [162 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area Codes for Grand Prairie: (214), (469)<4> and (972)

The ZIP codes for Grand Prairie: 75050-75054<5>

Websites for Grand Prairie ...

Official Website: www.ci.grand-prairie.tx.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Grand Prairie had an population of 194,419 people. This is an increase of 10.85% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 52.57% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Grand Prairie had a population of 175,396 people (or 7.41% of the total population of Dallas County). This makes Grand Prairie the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Grand Prairie represents 0.7% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 175,396 people, the population of Grand Prairie increased 37.64% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 127,427 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Grand Prairie.

Communities Also Named Grand Prairie ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Grand Prairie - they are located in Illinois, Kansas and Louisiana (2).

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

Communities near Grand Prairie ...

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

  • Dallas
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas
    • Dallas lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Grand Prairie.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,343,266 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dallas<7>
  • Fort Worth
  • Arlington
  • Irving
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irving
    • Irving lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Grand Prairie.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 240,916 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irving have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irving
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irving<7>
  • Carrollton
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
    • Carrollton lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Grand Prairie.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 139,892 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<7>
  • Mansfield
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
    • Mansfield lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Grand Prairie.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,094 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<7>
  • North Richland Hills
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Richland Hills
    • North Richland Hills lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Grand Prairie.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,949 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Richland Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Richland Hills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Richland Hills<7>
  • Euless
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Euless
    • Euless lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Grand Prairie.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,332 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Euless
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Euless<7>
  • Grapevine
  • DeSoto
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DeSoto
    • DeSoto lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Grand Prairie.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,910 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeSoto
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for DeSoto<7>

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 Grand Prairie. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Grand Prairie.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Grand Prairie. 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 Grand Prairie.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Grand Prairie. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Grand Prairie.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grand Prairie ...

Looking for more information about Grand Prairie? 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 Grand Prairie, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Grand Prairie.

Adding Grand Prairie to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Grand Prairie was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Grand Prairie.

The official website for Grand Prairie: www.ci.grand-prairie.tx.us/

The official website for Dallas County: www.dallascounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Dallas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Grand Prairie.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grand Prairie - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Grand Prairie, area code (469, 972) is an overlay.
<5>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 Grand Prairie). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Grand Prairie or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Grand Prairie includes: 75050, 75051, 75052, 75053 & 75054.
<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Grand Prairie) 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 Grand Prairie. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grand PrairieOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grand Prairie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7450, Longitude: -96.9945    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.




 

 

 

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