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Lets cover off Grand Prairie first. Conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Grand Prairie offers relaxation, family fun, friendly neighbors and a smart place to live and do business. Grand Prairie is a suburb of both Dallas and Fort Worth and in 2006 had a population of 153,812.

Watertower, Grand Prairie TXThe city of Grand Prairie was first established as “Dechman” by Alexander McRae Dechman in 1863. The town of Grand Prairie was eventually was incorporated as a city in 1909. During World War II and since, Grand Prairie has had a long history with the defense and aviation industry.

Grand Prairie is the seventh largest city in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. We strive daily to Create Raving Fans by Delivering World Class Service to our customers.

The city of Grand Prairie provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

The city of Grand Prairie complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hores racing in Lone Star Racing Park, Grand Prairie TXAttractions

  • In 1997 Lone Star Park was opened, where each Memorial Day is held the Thoroughbred meeting with seven stakes races worth just over $1 million.
  • In 2000 GPX Skate Park, was opened up next to Lone Star Park, which hosted the 2001 and 2002 X-Games trials. They closed in 2005 and were later re-opened in June 2006 by the Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation committee.
  • The state of the art Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie, previously NextStage and Nokia Theater, is in Grand Prairie. Numerous concerts and other events are held here throughout the year.
  • Prairie Lights, a two-mile (3 km) long seasonal display, featuring more than three million lights on more than 500 lighted displays. Santa’s elves, snowmen, reindeer, angels, penguins, stars, lollipops and the world’s longest tunnel of lights are just a few of the displays showcased during the 40-day event. The theme park also offers a unique out-of-car experience in Holiday Village mid-way through the drive with concessions, carousel rides, Santa’s Store for shopping and photos with Santa on Fri., Sat. and Sun.
  • In 1973 Traders Village was opened off of State Highway 360 and it boasts as the largest Flea Market in Texas where it opens on weekends from 8 A.M. until Dusk. There is also special events held at Traders Village on certain weekends. Those events include Chili Cookoff, auto swap-meet, etc.
  • The AirHogs minor league baseball team and their stadium, Quiktrip Park were established in Grand Prairie in May 2007 and started play in May 2008.
  • The historic Uptown Theatre in Downtown Grand Prairie is opened after a year of renovations.

Grand Prairie TXHere are some reasons why employees and residents say they love working for Grand Prairie

  • Friendly people
  • Great place to work
  • It’s a big town…but has a small town feel
  • A progressive city with positive leadership
  • It’s the best small town in Texas disguised as a city
  • Extraordinary variety of entertainment

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Economy

According to the City’s 2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Grand Prairie Independent School District 3,200
2 Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control 2,600
3 Poly-America, Inc. 1,400
4 Bell HelicopterTextron 1,300
5 Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie 1,200
6 City of Grand Prairie 1,200
7 Vought Aircraft Industries 700
8 Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. 600
9 Hanson Pipe & Products 500
10 Wal-Mart 500

Six Flags maintains a corporate office in Grand Prairie.

In 1978 American Airlines announced that it would move its headquarters from New York City to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. American Airlines moved its headquarters into two leased office buildings in Grand Prairie. The airline finished moving into its Fort Worth, Texas headquarters facility on January 17, 1983, when the airline left its Grand Prairie facility.

Grand Prairie Employment Statistics

Population of Grand Prairie
Total population 148,677
Male 49.20%
Female 50.80%
Median age 30.6
Grand Prairie Housing
Owner-occupied homes 68.1%
Median cost of a home $114,800
Median mortgage payment $871
Renter-occupied homes 31.9%
Vacant housing 10.0%
Median monthly rent $797
Average Income
Median for all workers $30,285
Median for all male full-time $40,578
Median for all female full-time $32,089
Household Income
Less than $10,000 9%
$10,000 to $14,999 2%
$15,000 to $24,999 9%
$25,000 to $34,999 12%
$35,000 to $49,999 20%
$50,000 to $74,999 22%
$75,000 to $99,999 14%
$100,000 to $149,999 10%
$150,000 to $199,999 2%
$200,000 or more 0%
Education
Less than 9th grade 10%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10%
High school graduate 25%
Some college, no degree 24%
Associate’s degree 9%
Bachelor’s degree 16%
Graduate degree 6%
Marital Status
Never married 24%
Currently married 60%
Separated 3%
Widowed 4%
Divorced 8%
Race
White 60%
Black or African American 17%
Asian 5%
Other 18%
Grand Prairie Commute
Carpool 15.2%
Public transportation 0.4%
Average travel time 26 minutes

 

The first name says it all…Grand Prairie.