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Arlington & Grand Prairie Area

The halfway point between Dallas and Fort Worth, Arlington and Grand Prairie are communities that value both work and play. In Arlington you can see a Texas Rangers game, attend a Dallas Cowboys football game, ride a roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas, or shoot down a water flume at Hurricane Harbor. In Grand Prairie, you can also see a show at Verizon Theatre, watch horseracing at Lone Star Park, or look at weird stuff at Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

By The Numbers

 20172022
Population649,171684,873
Households225,415236,773
Average Household Size2.862.88
Media Age33.133.4
Median Household Income$59,474$65,683
Average Household Income$79,792$89,781
Per Capita Income$27,921$31,245

Race and Ethnicity

 2017 (%)2022 (%)
White Alone354,516 (54.6%)356,782 (52.1%)
Black Alone133,124 (20.5%)147,869 (21.6%)
American Indian Alone4,322 (0.7%)4,447 (0.7%)
Asian Alone47,415 (7.3%)54,251 (7.9%)
Pacific Islander Alone762 (0.1%)852 (0.1%)
Some Other Race Alone85,286 (13.1%)93,935 (13.7%)
Two or More Races23,733 (3.7%)26,709 (3.9%)
Hispanic Origin (Any Race)213,154 (32.5%)238,215 (34.8%)

Educational Attainment (Population 25+)

 2017
TOTAL407,611
Less Than 9th Grade7.1%
9th-12th Grade, No Diploma7.7%
High School Graduate19.9%
GED/Alternative Credential4.1%
Some College, No Degree23%
Associate Degree7.8%
Bachelor’s Degree21.2%
Graduate/Professional Degree9.1%

Household Expenditures (Average Annual Spend)

 2017
TOTAL$69,078
Food$8,517
Housing$21,424
Apparel and Services$2,228
Transportation$8,194
Travel$2,009
Healthcare$5,267
Entertainment and Recreation$3,062
Personal Care Products/Services$798
Education$1,435