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Encyclopedia > Carrollton, Texas
Carrollton, Texas
The Carrollton Municipal Complex
The Carrollton Municipal Complex
Official flag of Carrollton, Texas
Flag
Location in Dallas County and the state of Texas
Location in Dallas County and the state of Texas
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Dallas, Denton, Collin
Government
 - Mayor Becky Miller
Area
 - City  36.6 sq mi (94.9 km²)
 - Land  36.5 sq mi (94.5 km²)
 - Water  0.2 sq mi (0.5 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 109,576 (city proper)
 - Density 3,004.6/sq mi (1,160.1/km²)
 - Metro 5,700,256
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)
Website: http://www.ci.carrollton.tx.us
Lewisville The Colony Plano
Coppell Carrollton Dallas
Irving Farmers Branch Addison

Carrollton is a city in Texas, partially in Dallas County, partially in Denton County, and partially in Collin County. As of 2005, census estimates the city's total population to be 122,699.[1] Carrollton is a suburb of Dallas. The city of Carrollton has been named to America's 2006 Top 100 Places to Live for 2006 by Relocate America.[2] Also, in 2006, Carrollton was selected as the 19th best place to live in the United States by Money magazine.[1] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1800x1350, 492 KB) The Municipal Complex (municipal seat of government) for Carrollton, Texas (USA). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Carrollton,_Texas. ... Image File history File links Dallas_County_Texas_Incorporated_Areas_Carrollton_highighted. ... Dallas County is the name of some counties in the United States of America: Named for Vice President of the United States of America George M. Dallas: Dallas County, Arkansas Dallas County, Iowa Dallas County, Missouri Dallas County, Texas Named for United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander J. Dallas... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Dallas County is a county located in the state of Texas within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area (colloquially referred to as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex). ... The (old) Denton County Courthouse, resting place of the countys namesake. ... Collin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... 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Coppell is a city located in Dallas County, Texas, a suburb and bedroom community of the DFW Metroplex. ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... Mustangs at Las Colinas Streetscape along Las Colinas Blvd in North Irving Aerial shot of Irving/Las Colinass Urban Center. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country United States State Texas Counties Dallas County Government  - Mayor Bob Phelps Area  - City  12. ... Image:Addison Flag. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Dallas County is a county located in the state of Texas within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area (colloquially referred to as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex). ... The (old) Denton County Courthouse, resting place of the countys namesake. ... Collin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ...

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History

The area was first settled in 1842 by William and Mary Larner on a site within the Peters' Colony grant. In 1844, the A. W. Perry family claimed land in the area around Trinity Mills, where, in partnership with Wade H. Witt, a mill was established.[3] Trinity Mills was a small community originally settled in 1853 on land that is today part of the city of Carrollton in northwest Dallas County, Texas (USA). ...


The English colony, a group of families in the northeastern area of settlement which crossed into Denton County, was home to large landowners including the Furneaux, Jackson, Morgan, and Rowe families. It is most likely that Carrollton was named for Carrollton, Illinois, the original home of many of these settlers.[3] Carrollton is a city located in Greene County, Illinois. ...


Early on, Carrollton's livelihood was exclusively agricultural, but following the construction of the Dallas-Wichita Railroad through Trinity Mills in 1878, the community began to grow in its industrial significance. Carrollton's significance was further strengthened when the railroad was extended to Denton in 1880 by Jay Gould (who sold the line to the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (the Katy) in 1881). By 1885, Carrollton had flour mills, cotton gins, two churches, a school, and a population of 150. The St. Louis Southwestern Railway (Cotton Belt) crossed the Katy in 1888 and the town became a shipping center for livestock, cotton, cottonseed, and grain, helping the town surpass Trinity Mills to the north.[3] Motto: North of Ordinary Location within the state of Texas County Denton County Government  - Mayor Perry McNeill Area  - City 161. ... Jay Gould (1836-1892) Jason Gould (May 27, 1836 – December 2, 1892) was an American financier. ... The Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (known as the MKT, or Katy) began as the Union Pacific Railway, Southern Branch (unrelated to the Union Pacific Railroad) in 1865. ... The St. ...


In 1913 Carrollton was officially incorporated, and W. F. Vinson was elected mayor. A gravel industry that began in Carrollton in 1912 transformed the city, by the late 1940s, to a "grain and gravel" town. The city also supported a brick plant, a dairy industry, and National Metal Products established itself in the city in 1946.[3]


Post-World War II, the city grew rapidly. In 1950 its population stood at 1,610, and it grew to 4,242 in 1960 and 13,855 in 1970. At this point, significant suburban growth began spilling out of north Dallas and the city grew tremendously between 1970 and 1980, with a documented growth of 193% to 40,595 inhabitants. By 1983, the population was 52,000, by 1990, it had reached 82,169, and by 2000 the population had grown to 109,576.[3] 2005 estimates place the population of Carrollton at 122,699.[1] Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... North Dallas is a group of neighborhoods in Dallas, Texas, USA. It can also include three island cities of Dallas. ...


Geography and environment

Carrollton is located at 32°59′24″N, 96°53′36″W (32.990092, -96.893277)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 94.9 km² (36.6 mi²). 94.5 km² (36.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (0.49%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 109,576 people, 39,136 households, and 28,921 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,160.1/km² (3,004.7/mi²). There were 40,458 housing units at an average density of 428.3/km² (1,109.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.88% White, 6.26% African American, 0.46% Native American, 10.90% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 7.71% from other races, and 2.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.53% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 39,136 households. Of these, 41.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.25. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 37.1% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 5.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $62,406, and the median income for a family was $68,672. Males had a median income of $45,469 versus $32,997 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,746. About 4.1% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Economy

The city houses headquarters for FastSigns International, Educational Products, Inc., Heelys, Inc., Quantelek, Inc.Woot.com and Sam Pack Ford. Heelys, Inc. ... Woot. ...


Law and government

The City of Carrollton has a City Council that consists of seven members and a Mayor, the current Mayor of Carrollton is Becky Miller. The City Council is responsible for establishing city policies, considering city resolutions and ordinances, appointing citizens to various city boards and commissions, adopting the city's Comprehensive Plan and annual budget, approving or rejecting zoning changes, and meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month. [4] A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ...


Education

Most of Carrollton is a part of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District. Dallas Independent School District also serves a small portion of Carrollton in the south, along with the Lewisville Independent School District in the north. The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, or CFBISD, has 25 elementary schools, six middle schools, four high schools, and four education centers, ranging in location from Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Irving, Dallas, Las Colinas, and Coppell, Texas. ... Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts W. H. Adamson High School The Dallas Independent School District (DISD) is a school district based in Dallas, Texas (USA). ... Lewisville Independent School District is a school district based in Lewisville, Texas covering most of Lewisville and all of The Colony, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Copper Canyon, and Double Oak as well as portions of Plano, Carrollton, Frisco, Hebron, Coppell, Grapevine and Argyle. ...


The DISD portion is served partially by Jerry R. Junkins Elementary School, Walker Middle School, and W. T. White High School. Jerry R. Junkins Elementary School is a primary school located in Carrollton, Texas (USA). ... Warren Travis White High School is a secondary school located at 4505 Ridgeside Drive in Dallas, Texas (USA) in the 75244 zip code. ...


Notable Residents

Robert Matthew "Vanilla Ice" Van Winkle - attended R. L. Turner High School Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1968), better known as Vanilla Ice, is a Grammy Award nominated, American Music Award winning American rapper and actor known mostly for the 1990 single Ice Ice Baby. ... R. L. Turner High School is a secondary school located in Carrollton, Texas, United States. ...


References

  1. ^ a b American FactFinder - U.S. Census Bureau - Carrollton, Texas. Retrieved 4 February 2007.
  2. ^ Relocate America - Carrollton, Texas. Retrieved 8 November 2006.
  3. ^ a b c d e Handbook of Texas Online - Carrollton, Texas. By Joan Jenkins Perez. Retrieved 4 February 2007.
  4. ^ http://www.ci.carrollton.tx.us/government/mayorcouncil.shtml

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Encyclopedia: Carrollton, Texas (898 words)
Carrollton is on Interstate Highway 35 East fourteen miles north of downtown Dallas in Dallas, Denton, and Collin counties.
Carrollton is part of the area called Metrocrest, a group of four northwest Dallas County cities (including Addison, Coppell, and Farmers Branch) served by a single chamber of commerce.
In 1990 the population of Carrollton was 82,169.
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