Grand Prairie, TX

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Population

188,664

1.63% growth

Median Age

32.9


Median Household Income

$62,589

3.89% growth

Poverty Rate

12.8%


Number of Employees

94,487

2.5% growth

Median Property Value

$139,600

5.28% growth

About

In 2017, Grand Prairie, TX had a population of 189k people with a median age of 32.9 and a median household income of $62,589. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Grand Prairie, TX grew from 185,631 to 188,664, a 1.63% increase and its median household income grew from $60,246 to $62,589, a 3.89% increase.

The population of Grand Prairie, TX is 45.4% Hispanic or Latino, 23.1% White Alone, and 22.5% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Grand Prairie, TX speak a non-English language, and 87.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grand Prairie, TX are Lincoln College of Technology-Grand Prairie (586 degrees awarded in 2016), Concorde Career College-Grand Prairie (558 degrees), and Arlington Career Institute (171 degrees).

The median property value in Grand Prairie, TX is $139,600, and the homeownership rate is 62.7%. Most people in Grand Prairie, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Grand Prairie, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Grand Prairie, TX employs 94.5k people. The largest industries in Grand Prairie, TX are Retail Trade (11,627 people), Manufacturing (11,266 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (9,741 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,596), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,220), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,563).

Median household income in Grand Prairie, TX is $62,589. Males in Grand Prairie, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Grand Prairie, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,589

2017 value

± $1,486

3.89%

1 Year Growth

± 3.7%

Households in Grand Prairie, TX have a median annual income of $62,589, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,246 in 2016, which represents a 3.89% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Grand Prairie, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1115.48

  2. Census Tract 1113.13

  3. Census Tract 1115.49

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grand Prairie, TX was Census Tract 1115.48 with a value of $115,316, followed by Census Tract 1113.13 and Census Tract 1115.49, with respective values of $112,616 and $109,423.

The following map shows all of the places in Grand Prairie, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grand Prairie, TX (24.1k out of 188k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    16,005 ± 974

  2. Hispanic

    14,104 ± 941

  3. Black

    5,192 ± 626

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grand Prairie, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

94.5k

2017 Value

± 2,495

2.5%

1 Year growth

± 3.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grand Prairie, TX grew at a rate of 2.5%, from 92.2k employees to 94.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grand Prairie, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,514 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,367 people), and Management Occupations (7,611 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grand Prairie, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Grand Prairie, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,514 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,367 people), and Management Occupations (7,611 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Grand Prairie, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.01 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.41 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Grand Prairie, TX, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,103), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,273), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($67,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

94.5k

2017 Value

± 2,495

2.5%

1 Year growth

± 3.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grand Prairie, TX grew at a rate of 2.5%, from 92.2k employees to 94.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grand Prairie, TX, are Retail Trade (11,627 people), Manufacturing (11,266 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (9,741 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grand Prairie, TX, though some of these residents may live in Grand Prairie, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Grand Prairie, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (11,627 people), Manufacturing (11,266 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (9,741 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Grand Prairie, TX has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.83 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.78 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Grand Prairie, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,596), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,220), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,563).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

80.8% of the population of Grand Prairie, TX has health coverage, with 50.3% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 6.22% on Medicare, 8.18% on non-group plans, and 1.13% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Grand Prairie, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Grand Prairie, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Texas in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

19.2%

Uninsured

50.3%

Employer Coverage

15%

Medicaid

6.22%

Medicare

8.18%

Non-Group

1.13%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grand Prairie, TX declined by 7.56% from 20.7% to 19.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Grand Prairie, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Grand Prairie, TX is home to a population of 189k people, from which 87.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Grand Prairie, TX residents were born outside of the country (40.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Grand Prairie, TX is composed of 85.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (45.4%), 43.6k White Alone residents (23.1%), 42.4k Black or African American Alone residents (22.5%), 13k Asian Alone residents (6.91%), 3.37k Two or More Races residents (1.78%), 375 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.199%), 250 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.133%), and 40 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0212%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Grand Prairie, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Grand Prairie, TX was 32.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Grand Prairie, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Grand Prairie, TX residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    40.8k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Grand Prairie, TX residents (40.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Grand Prairie, TX was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

87.4%

2017 Citizenship

86.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.4% of Grand Prairie, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Grand Prairie, TX was 86.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    85.6k ± 2.7k

  2. White Alone

    43.6k ± 1.64k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    42.4k ± 1.9k

In 2017, there were 1.96 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (85.6k people) in Grand Prairie, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43.6k White Alone and 42.4k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Grand Prairie, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Grand Prairie, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Grand Prairie, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Grand Prairie, TX are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,574 ± 317

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,717 ± 279

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,493 ± 296

Grand Prairie, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Grand Prairie, TX awarded 1,690 degrees. The student population of Grand Prairie, TX is skewed towards women, with 1,074 male students and 1,193 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grand Prairie, TX are Hispanic or Latino (572 and 33.8%), followed by Black or African American (569 and 33.7%), White (438 and 25.9%), and Asian (35 and 2.07%).

The largest universities in Grand Prairie, TX by number of degrees awarded are Lincoln College of Technology-Grand Prairie (586 and 34.7%), Concorde Career College-Grand Prairie (558 and 33%), and Arlington Career Institute (171 and 10.1%).

The most popular majors in Grand Prairie, TX are Welding Technology (231 and 13.7%), Medical Assistant (216 and 12.8%), and Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants (188 and 11.1%).

The median tuition costs in Grand Prairie, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Grand Prairie, TX was Welding Technology with 231 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Grand Prairie, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 586 degrees awarded

  2. 558 degrees awarded

  3. 171 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Grand Prairie, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lincoln College of Technology-Grand Prairie with 586 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

815

Degrees Awarded to Men

875

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 815 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grand Prairie, TX, which is 0.931 times less than the 875 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Grand Prairie, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    572 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    569 degrees awarded

  3. White

    438 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Grand Prairie, TX were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 572 degrees mean that there were 1.01 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 569 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grand Prairie, TX was $139,600 in 2017, which is 0.642 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $132,600 to $139,600, a 5.28% increase. The homeownership rate in Grand Prairie, TX is 62.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Grand Prairie, TX have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Grand Prairie, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$62,589

Median Household Income

± $1,486

60.1k

Number of Households

± 1,755

In 2017, the median household income of the 60.1k households in Grand Prairie, TX grew to $62,589 from the previous year's value of $60,246.

The following chart displays the households in Grand Prairie, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$139,600

2017 Median

± $2,907

$132,600

2016 Median

± $2,208

In 2017, the median property value in Grand Prairie, TX grew to to $139,600 from the previous year's value of $132,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Grand Prairie, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grand Prairie, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Grand Prairie, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grand Prairie, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

62.7%

2017 Homeownership

62.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.7% of the housing units in Grand Prairie, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Grand Prairie, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Grand Prairie, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grand Prairie, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grand Prairie, TX have a longer commute time (27.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Grand Prairie, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Other

    3.37%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Grand Prairie, TX was Drove Alone (82.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.2%) and those who Other (3.37%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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