Grand Prairie, TX

Grand Prairie profile

Living in Grand Prairie

Grand Prairie is a relatively large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 194,543 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 (13.65%), sales jobs (9.79%), and management occupations (7.73%).

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.

In Grand Prairie, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.44 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of Grand Prairie are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.59% of adults in Grand Prairie having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Grand Prairie in 2018 was $26,761, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,044 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 47.48% 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Grand Prairie include German, Irish, English, African, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Grand Prairie's cultural character, accounting for 22.83% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Grand Prairie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.