Grand Prairie is a relatively large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 190,682 people and 35 constituent neighborhoods, Grand Prairie is the 15th largest community in Texas.
Grand Prairie is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Grand Prairie is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Grand Prairie area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
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 English, Irish, African, and French .
In addition, Grand Prairie has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.09%).
The most common language spoken in Grand Prairie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.