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Population (year 2000): 19,375. Estimated population in July 2005: 19,475 (+0.5% change)
Males: 9,494 (49.0%), Females: 9,881 (51.0%)

Dallas County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 28.4 years
Median household income: $37,087 (year 2000)
Median house value: $57,300 (year 2000)

Balch Springs, TX residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Balch Springs:

  • White Non-Hispanic (52.9%)
  • Hispanic (25.7%)
  • Black (18.5%)
  • Other race (14.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • American Indian (1.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (10.0%), Irish (8.6%), German (6.3%), English (5.0%), Italian (1.8%), French (1.7%).Springs, Texas forum

Land area: 8.1 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Balch Springs

  • High school or higher: 66.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 32.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Balch Springs city

  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 51.8%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

10.9% Foreign born (9.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,869 (+10.7%).

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TX Mesquite, (4.5 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: TX Dallas, (13.1 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: TX Mesquite, (4.5 miles TX (6.4 miles Seagoville, TX (6.7 miles Sunnyvale, TX (8.1 miles Hutchins, TX (9.9 miles Wilmer, TX (10.4 miles Forney, TX (11.2 miles Combine, TX (12.7 miles Crandall,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 18 buildings, average cost: $69,900
  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $69,400
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $48,000
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $74,100
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $86,800
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2003: 45 buildings, average cost: $81,500
  • 2004: 108 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2005: 101 buildings, average cost: $112,000

Latitude: 32.72 N, Longitude: 96.62 W

Balch Springs, Texas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Construction (16.1%), Educational,health and social services (13.5%), Retail trade (13.4%), Manufacturing (12.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,195 (-21.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 872 (11.0%)

Crime in Balch Springs by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 2 3 2 0
    per 100,000 5.2 5.2 10.3 15.5 10.3 0.0
Rapes 12 14 10 4 13 11
    per 100,000 61.9 72.3 51.6 20.6 67.1 56.8
Robberies 29 33 31 42 37 21
    per 100,000 149.7 170.3 160.0 216.8 191.0 108.4
Assaults 52 70 52 83 76 121
    per 100,000 268.4 361.3 268.4 428.4 392.3 624.5
Burglaries 227 224 171 263 314 225
    per 100,000 1171.6 1156.1 882.6 1357.4 1620.6 1161.3
Thefts 850 613 755 811 841 918
    per 100,000 4387.1 3163.9 3896.8 4185.8 4340.6 4738.1
Auto thefts 125 96 170 158 170 125
    per 100,000 645.2 495.5 877.4 815.5 877.4 645.2
437.6 404.5 420.5 502.1 530.2 502.6

Average climate in Balch Springs, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Balch Springs-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 209% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/25/1994, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.0 miles away from the Balch Springs city center killed 3 people and injured 48 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 12/13/1984, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.0 miles away from the city center injured 28 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Balch Springs:
  • MEDICAL CENTER OF MESQUITE,THE (about 4 miles; MESQUITE, TX)
  • MESQUITE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; MESQUITE, TX)
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; DALLAS, TX)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Balch Springs:
  • DALLAS LOVE FIELD (about 19 miles; DALLAS, TX; ID: DAL)
  • DALLAS/FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL (about 32 miles; DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX; ID: DFW)
  • FORT WORTH MEACHAM INTL (about 52 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; ID: FTW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Balch Springs:
  • MESQUITE METRO (about 7 miles; MESQUITE, TX; ID: HQZ)
  • GARLAND/DFW HELOPLEX (about 13 miles; GARLAND, TX; ID: T57)
  • LANCASTER (about 13 miles; LANCASTER, TX; ID: LNC)

Amtrak station near Balch Springs:
  • 14 miles: DALLAS (400 S. HOUSTON ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3 $8,070 $32,280 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 5 $11,125 $26,700 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 26 $85,963 $39,675 0 $0
Police - Other 14 $30,542 $26,178 1 $720
Firefighters 26 $89,576 $41,342 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $1,900 $22,800 0 $0
Streets and Highways 20 $42,737 $25,642 0 $0
Health 3 $6,104 $24,416 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 3 $7,897 $31,588 3 $3,819
Local Libraries 1 $2,050 $24,600 2 $2,183
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3 $6,868 $27,472 0 $0
Financial Administration 6 $15,974 $31,948 0 $0
Totals for Government 111 $308,807 $33,384 6 $6,722
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Balch Springs:
  • EASTFIELD COLLEGE (about 8 miles; MESQUITE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,457)
  • SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; DALLAS, TX; FT enrollment: 8,231)
  • EL CENTRO COLLEGE (about 14 miles; DALLAS, TX; FT enrollment: 2,359)
  • RICHLAND COLLEGE (about 16 miles; DALLAS, TX; FT enrollment: 7,352)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW COLLEGE (about 19 miles; DALLAS, TX; FT enrollment: 3,029)
  • DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; DALLAS, TX; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS (about 20 miles; RICHARDSON, TX; FT enrollment: 7,695)
Private high school in Balch Springs:
  • BALCH SPRINGS CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 247; Location: 11524 SEAGOVILLE ROAD; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Balch Springs:
  • GRAY ELEMENTARY (Students: 895; Location: 3500 PIONEER RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • HODGES ELEMENTARY (Students: 763; Location: 14401 SPRING OAKS; Grades: PK - 05)
Library in Balch Springs:
  • BALCH SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $82,050; Location: 4301 PIONEER RD; 26,000 books; 500 audio materials; 500 video materials; 22 serial subscriptions)

Churches in Balch Springs include: Central Baptist Church of Rylie (A), Hickory Tree Baptist Church (B), Balch Springs Church of Christ (C), Balch Springs First Baptist Church (D), First Southern Baptist Church of Balch Springs (E), Seagoville Road Baptist Church (F), Shady Grove Baptist Church (G), Spence Park Baptist Church (H).

Parks in Balch Springs include: Chiesl Baseball Complex (1), Lew Park (2), Cheyenne Park (3).


Balch Springs compared to Texas state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Balch Springs:
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KHCK (1480 AM; 5 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KMRT-AM LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRVA (1600 AM; 5 kW; COCKRELL HILL, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGGR (1040 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KAAM (770 AM; 10 kW; GARLAND, TX; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KTCK (1310 AM; 9 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Balch Springs:
  • KEOM (88.5 FM; MESQUITE, TX; Owner: MESQUITE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • WRR (101.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITY OF DALLAS, TEXAS)
  • KLUV-FM (98.7 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • KLLI (105.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • KRBV (100.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF FORT WORTH)
  • KEGL (97.1 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOAI (107.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: INFINITY KOAI-FM, INC.)
  • KVIL-FM (103.7 FM; HIGHLAND PARK-DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TEXAS)
  • KHKS (106.1 FM; DENTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZPS (92.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKDA-FM (104.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KBFB (97.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSCS (96.3 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KLNO (94.1 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KCBI (90.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CRISWELL CENTER FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES)
  • KLTY (94.9 FM; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, LLC)
  • KDGE (102.1 FM; FORT WORTH-DALLAS, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPLX (99.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KPLX LICO, INC.)
  • KERA (90.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDMX (102.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
TV broadcast stations around Balch Springs:
  • KJJM-LP (Channel 46; DALLAS/MESQUITE, TX; Owner: JANE McGINNIS)
  • KLEG-LP (Channel 44; DALLAS, TX; Owner: DILIP VISWANATH)
  • KTVT (Channel 11; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CBS STATIONS GROUP OF TEXAS L.P.)
  • KXAS-TV (Channel 5; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: STATION VENTURE OPERATIONS, LP)
  • KDTN (Channel 2; DENTON, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLDT (Channel 55; LAKE DALLAS, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING OF DALLAS, INC.)
  • KMPX (Channel 29; DECATUR, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTXA (Channel 21; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF DALLAS/FORT WORTH L.P.)
  • KUVN (Channel 23; GARLAND, TX; Owner: KUVN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KERA-TV (Channel 13; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSTR-TV (Channel 49; IRVING, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA DALLAS LLC)
  • KPXD (Channel 68; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON DALLAS LICENSE, INC.)
  • KDAF (Channel 33; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KDFI (Channel 27; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NEW DMIC, INC.)
  • KXTX-TV (Channel 39; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • WFAA-TV (Channel 8; DALLAS, TX; Owner: WFAA-TV, L.P.)
  • KDTX-TV (Channel 58; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KDFW (Channel 4; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KDFW LICENSE, INC.)
  • K26HF (Channel 26; BRITTON, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHPK-LP (Channel 28; DE SOTO, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KATA-LP (Channel 60; MESQUITE, TX; Owner: JANE McGINNIS)
  • K25FW (Channel 25; CORSICANA, TX; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KVFW-LP (Channel 65; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: GERALD BENAVIDES)
  • KTAQ (Channel 47; GREENVILLE, TX; Owner: MIKE SIMONS)
  • KFWD (Channel 52; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HIC BROADCAST, INC.)

 

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