Balch Springs, Texas

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Population in 2017: 25,357 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +30.9%
Males: 12,380  (48.8%)
Females: 12,977  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

25.9 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 75149, 75180, 75181, 75217, 75253.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,553 (it was $37,087 in 2000)
Balch Springs:

$48,553
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,648 (it was $14,476 in 2000)

Balch Springs city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $109,279 (it was $56,700 in 2000)
Balch Springs:

$109,279
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $276,856; detached houses: $283,374; townhouses or other attached units: $290,885; in 2-unit structures: $174,667; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $146,310; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $255,261; mobile homes: $36,296

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,015.

March 2019 cost of living index in Balch Springs: 93.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.6%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.9% for Black residents, 28.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 30.7% for other race residents, 40.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Balch Springs, TX (2017)
    • 15,01757.6%Hispanic
    • 5,97022.9%Black alone
    • 4,61717.7%White alone
    • 4181.6%Two or more races
    • 1670.6%Asian alone
    • 130.05%American Indian alone

Races in Balch Springs detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Balch Springs, Texas as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Balch Springs is 1,026 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Balch Springs by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(10.2)
1
(5.0)
1
(5.0)
2
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.9)
2
(7.9)
1
(3.9)
2
(7.9)
2
(7.9)
2
(7.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
20
(101.7)
22
(109.9)
18
(90.7)
21
(104.9)
21
(104.7)
27
(133.2)
17
(70.2)
23
(93.6)
32
(127.1)
15
(59.3)
22
(86.5)
12
(47.1)
17
(67.5)
11
(43.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
25
(127.2)
35
(174.8)
85
(428.2)
56
(279.8)
44
(219.4)
51
(251.7)
48
(198.1)
27
(109.9)
45
(178.7)
30
(118.6)
41
(161.3)
59
(231.6)
54
(214.3)
54
(211.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
99
(503.5)
65
(324.6)
107
(539.0)
96
(479.7)
90
(448.8)
143
(705.7)
126
(520.1)
127
(516.8)
121
(480.4)
186
(735.0)
186
(731.5)
73
(286.6)
120
(476.2)
112
(438.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
206
(1,048)
194
(968.7)
161
(811.0)
275
(1,374)
254
(1,267)
242
(1,194)
229
(945.2)
215
(874.9)
261
(1,036)
212
(837.8)
198
(778.7)
176
(690.9)
139
(551.6)
114
(445.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
899
(4,573)
889
(4,439)
1,016
(5,118)
1,278
(6,386)
1,296
(6,463)
1,238
(6,109)
1,171
(4,833)
1,030
(4,191)
996
(3,955)
721
(2,849)
731
(2,875)
573
(2,249)
572
(2,270)
574
(2,245)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
106
(539.1)
138
(689.1)
79
(397.9)
126
(629.7)
136
(678.2)
135
(666.2)
124
(511.8)
137
(557.5)
136
(540.0)
146
(577.0)
165
(648.9)
140
(549.6)
146
(579.4)
195
(762.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(25.4)
3
(15.0)
1
(5.0)
2
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(11.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)540.0515.7612.2685.9640.8714.3520.0484.7541.1464.6493.2362.5405.1383.1

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City-data.com crime index in Balch Springs, TX

Crime rate in Balch Springs detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 53 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Texas average:

1.54
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Ancestries: American (5.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 8.06 square miles.

Population density: 3,147 people per square mile   (average).

Balch Springs, Texas map

6,858 residents are foreign born (24.5% Latin America).

This city:

26.3%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,918 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,187 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Mesquite, TX (4.5 miles , pop. 124,523).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Dallas, TX (11.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Mesquite, TX (2.1 miles ),
Seagoville, TX (2.4 miles ),
Sunnyvale, TX (2.6 miles ),
Hutchins, TX (2.7 miles ),
Forney, TX (3.0 miles ),
Wilmer, TX (3.1 miles ),
Travis Ranch, TX (3.2 miles ),
Combine, TX (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 32.72 N, Longitude: 96.62 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,691 (-18.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,087 (10.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Balch Springs, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Balch Springs, TX in 2017

Property values in Balch Springs, TX

Balch Springs satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 88 buildings, average cost: $240,600
  • 2007: 50 buildings, average cost: $221,200
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $187,000
  • 2009: 31 buildings, average cost: $243,900
  • 2010: 77 buildings, average cost: $208,600
  • 2011: 65 buildings, average cost: $228,100
  • 2012: 60 buildings, average cost: $243,400
  • 2013: 13 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $139,100
  • 2015: 17 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2016: 80 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2017: 66 buildings, average cost: $96,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Balch Springs, TX residents
Average permit cost in Balch Springs, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Texas:

3.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +1,869 (+10.7%).
Most common industries in Balch Springs, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (16.1%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (27.5%)
  • Truck transportation (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.4%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.2%)
  • Educational services (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.2%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Balch Springs, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Carpenters (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.1%)
  • Carpenters (7.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Cashiers (6.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)

Average climate in Balch Springs, Texas

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 86.1. This is about average.

City:

86.1
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.15
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.314. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.314
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.88. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.88
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Balch Springs-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 149% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/25/1994, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.6 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 F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the city center injured 28 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Balch Springs-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 242.1 miles away from Balch Springs center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 134.8 miles away from Balch Springs center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 153.0 miles away from Balch Springs center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 432.3 miles away from Balch Springs center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 176.4 miles away from Balch Springs center
On 5/31/1997 at 03:26:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.5 miles away from Balch Springs center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dallas County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Fires: 4, Winds: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Balch Springs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Balch Springs:

  • FOREST GLEN PLACE (13009 FOREST GLEN LN)
  • BALCH SPRINGS NH (4200 SHEPHERD LN)
  • BALCH SPRINGS NURSING HOME (4200 SHEPHERD LN)

Amtrak station near Balch Springs:

  • 12 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Balch Springs:

  • Eastfield College (about 8 miles; Mesquite, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,323)
  • Cedar Valley College (about 11 miles; Lancaster, TX; FT enrollment: 3,603)
  • El Centro College (about 12 miles; Dallas, TX; FT enrollment: 6,086)
  • Southern Methodist University (about 14 miles; Dallas, TX; FT enrollment: 9,150)
  • Richland College (about 16 miles; Dallas, TX; FT enrollment: 11,617)
  • Mountain View College (about 17 miles; Dallas, TX; FT enrollment: 4,988)
  • Dallas Baptist University (about 20 miles; Dallas, TX; FT enrollment: 4,280)

Private high schools in Balch Springs:

  • BALCH SPRINGS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 182, Location: 11524 SEAGOVILLE RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • CALVARY TEMPLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 72, Location: 3150 S BELT LINE RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Balch Springs:

  • GRAY EL (Students: 860, Location: 3500 PIONEER RD, Grades: PK-6)
  • HODGES EL (Students: 828, Location: 14401 SPRING OAKS, Grades: PK-6)
  • MACKEY EL (Students: 812, Location: 14900 N SPRING RIDGE CIR, Grades: KG-5)
  • BALCH SPRINGS MIDDLE (Location: 710 CHEYENNE RD, Grades: 6-8)
  • FLOYD EL (Location: 3025 HICKORY TREE RD, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Balch Springs

Library in Balch Springs:

  • BALCH SPRINGS LIBRARY-LEARNING CENTER (Operating income: $188,072; Location: 12450 ELAM RD; 25,116 books; 837 audio materials; 1,697 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 66 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Balch Springs: Balch Springs Fire Department (A), Texas Lifeline Corporation Ambulance Balch Springs (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Balch Springs include: Life Line Church (A), Spence Park Church (B), Spence Park Baptist Church (C), Shady Grove Baptist Church (D), Seagoville Road Baptist Church (E), Victory Baptist Church (F), Spring Oaks Baptist Church (G), Balch Springs Church of Christ (H), Midway Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Balch Springs include: Lew Park (1), Chiesl Baseball Complex (2), Cheyenne Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Dallas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

3.2 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

77.3%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.8%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
102 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
5 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
77 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Balch Springs (2011 data):

  • First National Bank Texas: Balch Springs Banking Center - Rc 68 at 12300 Lake June Road, branch established on 2006/07/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $944.3 mil, Deposits: $815.9 mil, headquarters in Killeen, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 250 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Lake June Banking Center Branch at 12329 Lake June, branch established on 2009/09/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Prosperity Bank: Balch Springs Branch at 3636 Shepherd Lane, branch established on 1974/04/04. Info updated 2012/01/05: Bank assets: $9,816.2 mil, Deposits: $8,064.8 mil, headquarters in El Campo, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Balch Springs Branch at 12150 Lake June Road, branch established on 2009/11/16. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Balch Springs:

Marital status in Balch Springs, TX
  • Never married: 35.7%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

For population 25 years and over in Balch Springs:

  • High school or higher: 61.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.3
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Balch Springs
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Balch Springs, TX (based on Dallas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant615,8491,672
Catholic446,99657
Mainline Protestant166,224240
Other147,445174
Black Protestant69,831174
Orthodox8,81319
None912,981-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 392
This county:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 25
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 275
Dallas County:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 673
Here:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,603
Dallas County:

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Dallas County:

8.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.0%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Balch Springs:

45.4%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Balch Springs:

42.6%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Balch Springs:

28.9
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Balch Springs:

23.2%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.3%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Balch Springs:

32.2%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Balch Springs:

53.5%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.5%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Balch Springs, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 42$206,803$59,0870$0
Firefighters 29$160,896$66,5780$0
Streets and Highways 17$43,560$30,7481$1,087
Other and Unallocable 17$53,054$37,4500$0
Other Government Administration 10$45,332$54,3980$0
Judicial and Legal 10$28,450$34,1400$0
Police - Other 6$23,732$47,4641$418
Parks and Recreation 3$7,404$29,6162$1,780
Local Libraries 3$7,528$30,1125$4,756
Financial Administration 2$11,553$69,3180$0
Fire - Other 1$3,764$45,1680$0
Totals for Government 140$592,076$50,7499$8,041

Balch Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $7,532,000 ($297.04)
    Regular Highways: $758,000 ($29.89)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,040,000 ($119.89)
    Police Protection: $2,897,000 ($114.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,228,000 ($87.87)
    Regular Highways: $1,364,000 ($53.79)
    Housing and Community Development: $662,000 ($26.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $464,000 ($18.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $204,000 ($8.05)
    Central Staff Services: $196,000 ($7.73)
    Libraries: $192,000 ($7.57)
    Financial Administration: $185,000 ($7.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $438,000 ($17.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,510,000 ($296.17)

Balch Springs government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $764,000 ($30.13)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,464,000 ($57.74)
    General Revenue - Other: $243,000 ($9.58)
    Interest Earnings: $24,000 ($0.95)
    Donations From Private Sources: $15,000 ($0.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $619,000 ($24.41)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,619,000 ($221.60)
    Property: $4,966,000 ($195.84)
    Public Utilities Sales: $952,000 ($37.54)
    Other License: $429,000 ($16.92)
    Other Selective Sales: $20,000 ($0.79)

Balch Springs government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,280,000 ($405.41)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,565,000 ($377.21)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,175,000 ($46.34)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $460,000 ($18.14)

Balch Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $37,000 ($1.46)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,352,000 ($132.19)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $864,000 ($34.07)

7.08% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($62,815 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.08%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($585 average AGI)
Dallas County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Tarrant County, TX  1.10% ($47,658 average AGI)
from Collin County, TX  0.92% ($73,913)
from Denton County, TX  0.70% ($57,653)


7.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($68,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.09%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($776 average AGI)
Dallas County:

0.06%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Tarrant County, TX  1.24% ($54,227 average AGI)
to Collin County, TX  1.15% ($79,198)
to Denton County, TX  0.89% ($70,661)
Businesses in Balch Springs, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kroger1
Arby's1La Quinta1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Popeyes1
Carl\s Jr.1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken1SONIC Drive-In2
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile2
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Home Depot1U-Haul2
KFC1Walmart1

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.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAAM (770 AM; 10 kW; GARLAND, TX; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KEGL (97.1 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRBV (100.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF FORT WORTH)
  • 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.)
  • KDMX (102.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KERA (90.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Balch Springs:

  • KJJM-LP (Channel 46; DALLAS/MESQUITE, TX; Owner: JANE McGINNIS)
  • KTVT (Channel 11; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CBS STATIONS GROUP OF TEXAS L.P.)
  • KLEG-LP (Channel 44; DALLAS, TX; Owner: DILIP VISWANATH)
  • 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.)
  • KSTR-TV (Channel 49; IRVING, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA DALLAS LLC)
  • KERA-TV (Channel 13; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPXD (Channel 68; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON DALLAS LICENSE, INC.)
  • KDAF (Channel 33; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WFAA-TV (Channel 8; DALLAS, TX; Owner: WFAA-TV, L.P.)
  • KXTX-TV (Channel 39; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KDTX-TV (Channel 58; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KDFI (Channel 27; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NEW DMIC, 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.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Balch Springs fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 58Number of bridges
  • 1,470ft / 448mTotal length
  • $950,000Total costs
  • 1,885,408Total average daily traffic
  • 275,958Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,974,618Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Balch Springs, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 141960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 301980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Balch Springs, TX

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Balch Springs)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Metering 14120 Kleberg (Lat: 32.662361 Lon: -96.605278), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: WNMK956,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.362 MHz, Grant Date: 06/18/2015, Expiration Date: 06/20/2025, Certifier: Charles Fenner, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 12900 Lake June Rd (Lat: 32.532361 Lon: -96.602500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 23 m, Call Sign: WPGW583, Licensee ID: L00033574,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.535 MHz, Grant Date: 02/16/2005, Expiration Date: 04/06/2015, Cancellation Date: 06/06/2015, Certifier: Robert V Battle, Registrant: Txi Operations LP, 1341 West Mockingbird Ln Ste 700 W, Dallas, TX 75247-6913, Phone: (214) 647-6700
  • Shepherd Lane Pump Station (Lat: 32.708889 Lon: -96.611750), Type: Building, Structure height: 11 m, Overall height: 16 m, Call Sign: WPTB905,
    Assigned Frequencies: 482.837 MHz, Grant Date: 06/02/2011, Expiration Date: 08/24/2021, Certifier: Lajon R Hutton, Registrant: Cobb Fendley, 6801 Gaylord Parkway, Suite 302, Frisco, TX 75034, Phone: (972) 335-3214, Fax: (972) 335-3202, Email:
  • Lat: 32.706917 Lon: -96.606056, Call Sign: WQLL897,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.712 MHz, 452.837 MHz, 452.862 MHz, 463.750 MHz, 464.150 MHz, Grant Date: 03/04/2010, Expiration Date: 03/04/2020, Certifier: Don Woods, Registrant: Bearcom Operating LP, Dallas, TX 75355-9001, Phone: (214) 765-7136, Fax: (214) 355-1714, Email:
  • 11960 Ravenview (Lat: 32.690139 Lon: -96.615861), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 9.2 m, Overall height: 14.2 m, Call Sign: WQQI576,
    Assigned Frequencies: 482.837 MHz, Grant Date: 12/27/2012, Expiration Date: 12/27/2022, Certifier: Lajon R Hutton, Registrant: Cobb Fendley, 6801 Gaylord Parkway, Suite 302, Frisco, TX 75034, Phone: (972) 335-3214, Fax: (972) 335-3202, Email:
  • BALCH SPRINGS, TX, 2341 S. Peachtree Rd #b (Lat: 32.736222 Lon: -96.631694), Call Sign: WQTG252,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.512 MHz, Grant Date: 01/27/2014, Expiration Date: 01/27/2024, Certifier: Joseph Camarasa, Registrant: Buytwowayradios.Com, 528 S. Cherry Rd., Rock Hill, SC 29732, Phone: (803) 818-2228, Fax: (803) 985-8775, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Balch Springs)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8326X , Serial Number: 17248826, Airworthiness Date: 10/24/1961, Certificate Issue Date: 02/14/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas E Flores, 11216 Tracey Dr, Balch Springs, TX 75180
  • Aircraft: HAWKER BEECHCRAFT CORP B300 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 19, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-60A (1050 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 848GT , Serial Number: FL-577, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 03/25/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 03/21/2017
    Registrant (LLC): Trovarsi Ltd LLC, 3212 Pioneer Rd, Balch Springs, TX 75180
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T210N (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9800Y , Serial Number: 21064602, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 12/01/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 09/06/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Blw Transportation LLC, 5214 Buford Jett Ln, Balch Springs, TX 75180
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182S (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7274Y , Serial Number: 18280535, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 05/11/1999, Certificate Issue Date: 12/15/2005
    Registrant (Corporation): Gibson & Associates Inc, Po Box 800579, Balch Springs, TX 75180

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED57$90,07644$59,66168$89,6689$26,80050$55,8791$70,910
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$91,5132$92,31012$82,7234$23,7934$63,8800$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$81,20318$46,72655$83,17131$21,7096$60,4957$24,951
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$98,2617$60,46925$91,9701$32,7608$72,2560$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$84,3370$06$93,2371$125,7100$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0117.02 , 0118.00, 0119.00, 0171.01, 0172.01, 0172.02, 0173.01, 0176.04

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$48,9751$83,7100$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$93,9900$01$77,470
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$81,5900$03$72,667

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0117.02 , 0118.00, 0119.00, 0171.01, 0172.01, 0172.02, 0173.01, 0176.04

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Balch Springs, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Balch Springs, TX - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 104. The highest number of fires - 151 took place in 2006, and the least - 69 in 2012. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Balch Springs, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (48.9%), and Structure Fires (26.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Balch Springs, TX
    • 86248.9%Outside Fires
    • 46026.1%Structure Fires
    • 38121.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 593.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Balch Springs, TX
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Balch Springs, TX
  • 64.3%Electricity
  • 34.7%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Balch Springs, TX
  • 79.4%Electricity
  • 20.1%Utility gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used


Balch Springs compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Balch Springs on our top lists:

  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: administrative and support and waste management services (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 (75217) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #51 (75217) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
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