Grand Prairie

Population: 185,631Median home value: $132,600 83 Ranks better than 97% of areas
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A Grand Prairie Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Grand Prairie Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Texas
Grand Prairie
955% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Grand Prairie cost of living
C+ Grand Prairie Crime Total crime is 9% lower than Texas
Total crime
2,732equal to the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 37equal to the US average
Year-over-year crime
13%Year over year crime is up
Grand Prairie crime
D+ Grand Prairie Employment Household income is 10% higher than Texas
Median household income
$60,2469% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$23,86420% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%3% higher than the US average
Grand Prairie employment
A+ Grand Prairie Housing Home value is 7% lower than Texas
Median home value
$132,60028% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9431% lower than the US average
Home ownership
63%2% lower than the US average
Grand Prairie real estate or Grand Prairie rentals
A- Grand Prairie Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
75%10% lower than the US average
School test scores
71%45% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:19% lower than the US average
Grand Prairie K-12 schools or Grand Prairie colleges

Living in Grand Prairie, TX

Grand Prairie, Texas is a moderately-sized city with a population of 185,631 inhabitants. More than a quarter of the residents of Grand Prairie identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 36% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. The median age of all Grand Prairie residents is 33, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles. Grand Prairie has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 70% of the population is classified as married and 51% have kids.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Grand Prairie, Texas. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like cost of living, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Grand Prairie and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Grand Prairie to Texas and the national average.

The livability score in Grand Prairie is 82/100 and the city is ranked in the 97th percentile of all cities across America. This is a great score, as Grand Prairie ranks well in multiple categories! Grand Prairie also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! For each of the livability categories, we know that Grand Prairie ranks very well for amenities (A), cost of living (B-), education (A-) and housing (A+).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Grand Prairie has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Lone Star Park Race Track, Louis Tussaud's Palace of Wax & Ripley's Believe It Or Not!, and NOKIA Theatre Grand Prairie.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Grand Prairie have a test score average of 71%, which is well above the US average.

For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Grand Prairie apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Grand Prairie is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Grand Prairie come in at $132,600, which is 7.1% lower than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Grand Prairie, the home price to income ratio is 2.2, which is 15.4% lower than the Texas average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Grand Prairie were 9.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.9%.

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Compare Grand Prairie, TX Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Grand Prairie, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Southeast, Arlington849.890,151
West, Arlington8310.582,955
Southwest, Arlington8212.949,675
Pantego, Arlington829.23,418
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Arts District, Dallas8212581
Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington80102,467
West End Historic District, Dallas8011.3874
City Center District, Dallas79121,636

Best Cities Near Grand Prairie, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Allen, TX9431.494,710
Frisco, TX9230.1145,646
Keller, TX9218.444,250
Westworth Village, TX9224.82,632
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Coppell, TX911540,631
Plano, TX9125.7279,088
Bedford, TX9010.548,864
McKinney, TX9036.6156,821
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Grand Prairie, TX - The Little City on the Praire!

Grand Prairie, TX was one of a few stops on a business trip to Texas in 2009. I found Grand Prairie to be a little more than I expected but still nothing "over-the-top". Grand Prairie does a nice job at provided a clean and friendly downtown environment with emphasis on restaurants and shopping.

There are not really any major attractions in Grand Prairie. The downtown city area of Grand Prairie is well designed and has a modern feel. I was impressed by the overall design and cleanliness. I enjoyed a nice afternoon visiting a local restaurant; the majority of the food in Grand Prairie seems to have a Spanish influence. Afterwards I enjoyed walking up and down the main boulevard area and browsing through the many smaller shops and some larger ones as well!

Shopping is decent if you enjoy smaller local establishments but you won't find any huge malls! The community seems nice enough but the overall area around Grand Prairie feels to spaced apart and baron. The nightlife is practically non-existent. I would recommend stopping downtown for a bite to eat or maybe to browse the antique shops!
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Source: The Grand Prairie, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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