Demographics

Statue at Firewheel Town Center in Garland
 

As the fifth largest city in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, one of the fastest growing regions in the country, Garland is home to more than 236,000 residents and the DFW Metroplex is home to over 7,300,000 people. By 2050, the number of residents is projected to almost double. By aggressively seeking to attract new residents into the community, the city plans to increase its residential market share significantly above original forecasts. Garland’s diverse, stable and skilled existing population serves as an excellent platform for its future growth.

Demographics
2010 Census2016 (Est)2021 (Est)
Population 226,876 236,897 252,861
Households 75,696 84,441 88,650
Average Household Size 2.99 3.03 3.05
Owner-Occupied Housing 65.2% 63.3% 62.9%
Renter-Occupied Housing 34.8% 36.7% 37.1%
Median Age 33.7 34.3 34.8
Median Household Income $52,804 $56,850
Average Household Income $68,531 $73,854
Per Capita Income $22,706 $24,303

 Source: ESRI Forecasts for 2016 and 2021 and ACS (Updated August 2016)

 Racial Characteristics

Garland Diversity
2000 Census2010 Census2016 (Est)2021 (Est)
White 65.3% 57.5% 54.0% 51.4%
Black or African American 11.6% 14.5% 15.0% 15.3%
Asian 7.2% 9.4% 11.2% 12.7%
Other Race 12.9% 15.3% 15.3% 15.9%
Hispanic/Latino (any race) 25.6% 37.8% 40% 42.1%
Total Population 215,768 226,876 236,897 252,861
White 140,835 130,368 128,977 129,963
Black or African American 25,609 32,980 35,819 38,703
Asian 15,806 21,352 26,710 32,003
Other Race 27,287 34,637 36,545 40,271
Hispanic/Latino (any race) 55,192 85,784 95,495 106,573

Source: ESRI Forecasts for 2016 and 2021 and Census Bureau (Updated October 2016)