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Since 1990, Carrollton’s population has increased by 33.4%, from in 1990 to 120,150 in 2008. According to the 2010 Census, Carrollton's population is 119,097. The 2012 Population Estimates report released by NCTCOG show Carrollton's estimate population to be 121,150 (as of 1/1/12).  Furthermore, population projections from NCTCOG indicate that Carrollton’s population will stable out to over 124,000 in 2030. 

For additional 2010 Census data, click here.

Population Growth Projection graph

According to the 2010 Demographic Profile Data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Carrollton is a community of young people, with 81% of the population under the age of 55 and a median age of 35.7 years.




  57% of Carrollton residents are married-couple households.

  •   Carrollton’s population is ethnically diverse with growth in the Hispanic 
  •   and Asian populations.



Hispanic or Latino                     35,710
Non Hispanic or Latino 83,387


African American 10,001
Asian 16,008
American Indian and Alaska Native 758
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander 36
Other 12,822
Identified by two or more 3,695

Source: U.S. Census Bureau - 2010 Census 



Elementary schools: 19
Middle schools: 5
High schools: 4
Educational Centers: 3
Private schools: 7

Four independent school districts lie within the City boundaries. The Carrollton/Farmers Branch Independent School District, Lewisville Independent School District, Plano Independent School District and Dallas Independent School District. The majority of Carrollton's school age residents attend schools within the Carrollton/Farmers Branch Independent School District or the Lewisville Independent School District. The Plano Independent School District does not contain any schools. Carrollton's school population, being over 24,000 students, consists of approximately 45% elementary students, 19% middle school students, and 36% high school students. Carrollton has a large private school enrollment as well. The instruction accommodates pre-kindergarten through high school levels. In addition, the community is served by a number of preschools.

school bus

Higher Education
According to the 2006 American Community Survey, 40.6% of the City’s population have attained a bachelor's degree or higher. Centrally located, Carrollton is within 30 minutes of most colleges and universities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Some of the larger universities include: Southern Methodist University, University of North Texas, and the University of Texas Arlington and Dallas campuses. Area colleges include Brookhaven, Collin County Community College, Richland College and El Centro.

Colleges & Universities: 17

Associate of Arts: 15


Household Incomes

 Household Income
Less than $24,999     12%
$25,000 - $49,999 25%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.2%

$75,000 - $99,999

$100,000 - $149,999 19%
$150,000 - $249,999 8.1%
$250,000 - $499,999 3.7%

Average Household Income $81,795

Median Household Income $70,960 


Consistently one of the most active housing markets in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for both newly constructed and pre-owned homes, Carrollton offers a convenient location and a wide variety of available housing, prices and styles.

 House 1 


Housing Stock Number of Units
Owner-occupied 27,343
Renter-occupied 15,956
Vacant 2,209
Total 45,508

Source: U.S. Census Bureau - 2010 Census

   House 2

Last updated: 12/31/2013 12:20:03 PM