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Duncanville, Texas

  •   State: 
    Dallas County
      County FIPS: 
    32°38′47″N 96°54′41″W
      Area total: 
    11.21 sq mi
      Area land: 
    11.20 sq mi (29.01 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.01 sq mi (0.03 km²)
    725 ft (221 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Duncanville, Dallas County, Texas, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,459.29 residents per square mile of area (1,335.60/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 

Duncanville is a city in southwest Dallas County, Texas, in the United States. The city is part of the Best Southwest area, which includes Duncanville, Cedar Hill, DeSoto, and Lancaster. Duncanville recognizes the importance of the former Duncanville Air Force Station, which closed on July 1, 1964, but the Army continued to operate the Nike Missile air defense operations until 1969, when the facility was turned over to the city. The Texas Historical Commission has designated the City of Duncanville as an official Main Street City. The Duncanville Public Library is located at 201 James Collins Boulevard. The ISD is the largest in the nation, and the largest school district in the world in terms of physical size. At about 900,000 square feet (84,000 m2), the Duncanville High School is the 17th largest school in the U.S., and the second largest in Texas. The school is zoned to Duncanville ISD, which enrolls about 3,750 students annually, with about 4,000 students during the 2010-2011 school year. The town's population increased from about 13,000 in 1970 to more than 31,000 in 1988. Its population was 40,706 as of the 2020 United States census, there were 13,573 households, and 10,000 families residing in the town. U.N. agency: Duncanville has a total area of 11.3 square miles (29 km²), all of it land.


Settlement of the area began in 1845, when Illinois resident Crawford Trees purchased several thousand acres south of Camp Dallas. By the late 19th century, Duncanville was home to a dry-goods stores, a pharmacy, a domino parlor, and a school. During World War II, the Army Air Corps established a landing field for flight training on property near the present-day intersection of Main St and Wheatland Road. During the postwar years, the military developed the Army's old landing field into the Duncanville Air Force Station, which was the headquarters for the four Nike-Hercules missile launch sites guarding Dallas/Fort Worth from Soviet bomber attack. The Texas Historical Commission has designated the City of Duncanville as an official Main Street City. The city is now known for its racial diversity. Its population increased from about 13,000 in 1970 to more than 31,00 in 1988. The town's population reached 5,000 by 1962, and citizens adopted a home-rule charter with council-manager city government. The "stone igloo", a spring house originally located near the intersection of Center Street and Cedar Ridge Road, was preserved in a unique way. In the late 1960s or early 1970s, it was demolished, thereby producing a supply of rocks used to build a replica of the structure at a nearby park and paving the way for the construction of a neighborhood retail center. Several pieces of the city's history are preserved at theDuncanville Historical Park, which is located onWheatland Road in Armstrong Park.


Duncanville is located at 32°3847N 96°5441W (32.646333, 96.911309).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.3 square miles (29 km²), all of it land. The city's population was 1,071 at the 2010 census. It has a population of 1,081. The town is located in the U S. Army Corps of Engineers's Camp Pendleton, which is located just south of the town of Duncanville. It is home to the National Park Service, which was established in 1872. The U.N. World Heritage Site is located near the town. It was named after the town's founder, William Duncan, who was born in the area in 1851. The site is also known as the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1875. It's also known for the Battle of the Bulges, which occurred in 1881. The Battle was the first battle of the Civil War, which began in the late 1800s, and ended in the early 1900s. The Battle of the Bulge was fought between the American Civil War and the American Revolution, which ended in 1864. The battle was the first to be won by the United States, and the last to be fought by the United States Army, which won the battle in 1871.


As of the 2020 U.S. census, there were 40,706 people, 13,573 households, and 10,000 families residing in the city. The city's population is expected to rise to 40,000 by the end of the decade. It is the largest city in the state with a population of more than 30,000, according to the city's 2010 census. The population of the city is projected to reach 40,700 by the 2020 United States census, up from 40,600 in the 2010 Census. It has a total population of 40,788. The largest city by population is the city of San Francisco. The most populous city by area is San Francisco, with an estimated 35,000 people living in San Francisco and its surrounding areas. It also has a city-wide population of 10,500. The biggest city by number of residents is San Francisco, with 10,600 people living there. The town has a large Hispanic population, with more than 10,300 people living within the city limits. Its population is also the highest of any city in California, with 13,500 people living inside the city limit. It has a large African American population, and a large Latino population, as well as a large Asian population. It had a large English-American community, with about 7,000 residents. The majority of its residents are of Hispanic descent. It was founded in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and the city has a long history of Spanish-speaking residents.


Duncanville City Hall is located at 203 E. Wheatland Road. The Duncanville Recreation Center features meeting rooms, a double gymnasium, and an indoor walking track. Armstrong Park is also located next to City Hall. Duncanville has three walking trails, 17 city parks, and many other recreation spaces for team sports. U.S. Route 67 runs through the eastern portion of Duncanville, and Interstate 20 passes through its northern portion. The city is a voluntary member of the North Central Texas Council of Governments association, the purpose of which is to coordinate individual and collective local governments and facilitate regional solutions. The United States Postal Service operates the Duncanville Post Office.The Duncanville Public Library is Located at 201 James Collins Boulevard. It is located in the city's central business district, near the intersection of I-20 and I-67. It has a collection of more than 100,000 books, many of which are free to the public. It also has a library branch that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The library is located on the second floor of a building that was built in the early 1900s. It was originally built to house the Texas State Library, which was later moved to its current location in the mid-20th century. The public library is open from 9am to 5pm every day, and has a computer lab that can be used for research and other computer-related purposes. The town has a public library that was opened in the late 1950s.


Duncanville is served by the Duncanville Independent School District. 13 of the 17 schools in the district are rated exemplary or recognized by the Texas Education Agency. The district's ratings continue to outperform those of the surrounding districts (Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Lancaster, Dallas, Grand Prairie). They also outperform many of the school districts throughout the DallasFort Worth area. Dallas County residents are zoned to Dallas College (formerly Dallas County Community College or DCCCD). Duncanville is also home to the administrative offices of Advantage Academy, which enrolls over 4,000 students each year. The high school campus is the largest in Texas, the nation, and the world in terms of physical size. At about 900,000 square feet (84,000 m2), the DHS campus is also the largest of its kind in the world. The school district is home to a number of non-profit organizations, including the Dallas County Foundation for the Arts, which provides grants and scholarships to students in need of financial aid. It also has a chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which serves students from across the country and around the globe. It is the only school district in the state of Texas to have a chapter in the U.S., and the only one in the United States to have two chapters in Europe, which is also a member of the European Union. It was founded in 1883. It has a campus that is one of the oldest in Texas and the second largest in the nation.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Duncanville, Dallas County, Texas = 32.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 87. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 12. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Duncanville = 5.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 40,706 individuals with a median age of 36.7 age the population grows by 1.64% in Duncanville, Dallas County, Texas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,459.29 residents per square mile of area (1,335.60/km²). There are average 2.83 people per household in the 12,889 households with an average household income of $54,705 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.80% of the available work force and has dropped -1.43% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 27.34%. The number of physicians in Duncanville per 100,000 population = 225.3.


The annual rainfall in Duncanville = 39.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 83. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 231. 96 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 34.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 25, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Duncanville, Dallas County, Texas which are owned by the occupant = 68.86%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 32 years with median home cost = $96,030 and home appreciation of -1.56%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $17.84 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,347 per student. There are 16.3 students for each teacher in the school, 494 students for each Librarian and 361 students for each Counselor. 6.54% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 19.10% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 9.03% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Duncanville's population in Dallas County, Texas of 2,597 residents in 1900 has increased 15,67-fold to 40,706 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.69% female residents and 48.31% male residents live in Duncanville, Dallas County, Texas.

    As of 2020 in Duncanville, Dallas County, Texas are married and the remaining 38.36% are single population.

  • 29.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Duncanville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    82.41% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.17% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.53% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.86% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Duncanville, Dallas County, Texas, 68.86% are owner-occupied homes, another 26.83% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.31% are vacant.

  • The 53.08% of the population in Duncanville, Dallas County, Texas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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