Grand Prairie, a mid-size city in Texas, has a population of slightly less than 190,000. Families with children are a frequent sight, as kids aged 5-14 account for an above-average percentage of the community, while retirees are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just under 34, are younger than most cities in Texas. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 37% of residents rent. The average rent of $1,066 per month is roughly equal to the state average.
Grand Prairie residents have an average commute of about 31 minutes, slower than the Texas average of about 27 minutes. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, chosen by 46% of residents, while public transportation is not used extensively. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.
Among residents older than 25 in Grand Prairie, 15% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in Grand Prairie: retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 20% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. Grand Prairie workers bring in an average annual income of around $74,000, roughly the same as those elsewhere in the state. Grand Prairie's average income also is nearly on par with the national average ($73,345).
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