Grand Prairie is a relatively large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 193,837 people and 35 constituent neighborhoods, Grand Prairie is the 15th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Grand Prairie is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Grand Prairie is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grand Prairie who work in office and administrative support (15.80%), sales jobs (9.96%), and management occupations (7.52%).
Also of interest is that Grand Prairie has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The citizens of Grand Prairie are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.74% of adults in Grand Prairie having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Grand Prairie in 2010 was $23,864, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,456 for a family of four. However, Grand Prairie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Grand Prairie is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Grand Prairie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Grand Prairie, accounting for 45.66% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Grand Prairie residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Grand Prairie include German, English, Irish, African, and French.
Grand Prairie also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.09%.
The most common language spoken in Grand Prairie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.