Balch Springs, Texas

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Population in 2013: 25,024 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +29.2%
Males: 12,017  (48.0%)
Females: 13,007  (52.0%)
Median resident age:  28.8 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

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

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,021 (it was $37,087 in 2000)
Balch Springs:

$37,021
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,271 (it was $14,476 in 2000)

Balch Springs city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $87,964 (it was $56,700 in 2000)
Balch Springs:

$87,964
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $94,115; Detached houses: $96,370; Townhouses or other attached units: $63,860; In 2-unit structures: $106,838; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $238,815; Mobile homes: $21,320; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $13,257

Median gross rent in 2012: $858.

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  • Hispanic - 11,521 (46.8%)
  • White alone - 6,564 (26.7%)
  • Black alone - 6,222 (25.3%)
  • Two or more races - 268 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 69 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.04%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.03%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Balch Springs: 93.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (12.4%), Irish (2.6%), German (2.6%), English (2.3%), Subsaharan African (1.6%), Italian (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 8.06 square miles.

Population density: 3,106 people per square mile   (average).

Balch Springs,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Balch Springs:

  • High school or higher: 68.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Balch Springs city:

  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 49.5%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

4,814 residents are foreign born

This city:  19.6%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Balch Springs, Texas as of May 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Balch Springs to the number of sex offenders is 1,184 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,857 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $964 (1.4%)

Balch Springs satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 32.72 N, Longitude: 96.62 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,946 (-20.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,006 (10.7%)

Balch Springs household income distribution Balch Springs home values distribution

Property values in Balch Springs, TX


Crime rates in Balch Springs by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1232021120100
per 100,000 5.210.114.810.10.010.25.05.010.00.04.90.00.0
Rapes 1410413112022182121271723
per 100,000 73.350.519.865.755.6101.7109.990.7104.9104.7133.270.293.6
Robberies 33314237212535855644514827
per 100,000 172.8156.4207.5187.0106.2127.2174.8428.2279.8219.4251.7198.1109.9
Assaults 7052837612199651079690143126127
per 100,000 366.6262.4410.1384.2611.7503.5324.6539.0479.7448.8705.7520.1516.8
Burglaries 224171263314225206194161275254242229215
per 100,000 1173.2863.01299.61587.21137.41047.8968.7811.01374.21266.71194.2945.2874.9
Thefts 6137558118419188998891,0161,2781,2961,2381,1711,030
per 100,000 3210.63810.24007.54251.14640.64572.54439.05117.96386.56463.26109.14833.54191.4
Auto thefts 9617015817012510613879126136135124137
per 100,000 502.8857.9780.7859.3631.9539.1689.1397.9629.7678.2666.2511.8557.5
Arson 7031353120200
per 100,000 36.70.014.85.115.225.415.05.010.00.09.90.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 475.7471.8538.1593.9549.9577.1551.2654.3733.1684.9763.5555.8518.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Balch Springs detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 53 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Texas average:

1.95
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +1,869 (+10.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)

Work and jobs in Balch Springs: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Balch Springs, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 the city 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 the city 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 the city 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 (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 6, Fires: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Flash Flood: 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 school in Balch Springs:

  • BALCH SPRINGS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 229; Location: 11524 SEAGOVILLE RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Balch Springs:

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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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 124. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

124
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.212. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.212
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.81. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.81
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.712. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.712
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.0
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 30.5%
(20.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.6% for Black residents, 39.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.7% for American Indian residents, 36.6% for other race residents, 23.1% for two or more races residents)
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

Balch Springs, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Balch Springs compared to Texas state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Balch Springs, Texas:

  • Howard Johnson Express Inn-balch Springs, 12901 Seogoville Rd, Balch Springs, TX 75180 , Phone: (972) 286-1010
  • La Quinta Inn, 12875 Seagoville Rd, Balch Springs, TX 75180 , Phone: (972) 286-1010
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Balch Springs, Texas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Balch Springs travel time to work - commute Balch Springs mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (72%)
  • Utility gas (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.11%
Here: 55.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristJewish
Adherents39.3%23.1%8.7%3.7%3.1%
Congregations4.1%24.6%7.6%8.9%1.4%
NameAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents2.5%2.3%2.3%2.1%13.0%
Congregations7.6%3.4%3.1%2.0%37.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 392
Dallas 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.
State:

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
Dallas County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Dallas County:

27.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.0%
State:

15.7%
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
Financial Administration 2$11,553$69,3180$0
Other Government Administration 10$45,332$54,3980$0
Judicial and Legal 10$28,450$34,1400$0
Police Protection - Officers 42$206,803$59,0870$0
Police - Other 6$23,732$47,4641$418
Firefighters 29$160,896$66,5780$0
Fire - Other 1$3,764$45,1680$0
Streets and Highways 17$43,560$30,7481$1,087
Parks and Recreation 3$7,404$29,6162$1,780
Local Libraries 3$7,528$30,1125$4,756
Other and Unallocable 17$53,054$37,4500$0
Totals for Government 140$592,076$50,7499$8,041

Balch Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,652,000 ($66.02)
    General - Other: $1,148,000 ($45.88)
    Fire Protection: $1,115,000 ($44.56)
    Regular Highways: $784,000 ($31.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $335,000 ($13.39)
    Central Staff Services: $267,000 ($10.67)
    General Public Buildings: $216,000 ($8.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $207,000 ($8.27)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $158,000 ($6.31)
    Financial Administration: $145,000 ($5.79)
    Libraries: $60,000 ($2.40)
    Housing & Community Development: $34,000 ($1.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $327,000 ($13.07)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,684,000 ($107.26)

Balch Springs government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $335,000 ($13.39)
    Parks & Recreation: $29,000 ($1.16)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $293,000 ($11.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $561,000 ($22.42)
    Interest Earnings: $70,000 ($2.80)
  • Tax - Property: $2,381,000 ($95.15)
    Total General Sales: $2,240,000 ($89.51)
    Public Utilities: $776,000 ($31.01)
    NEC: $521,000 ($20.82)

Balch Springs government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $8,365,000 ($334.28)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $7,668,000 ($306.43)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $697,000 ($27.85)

Balch Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,657,000 ($66.22)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $20,000 ($0.80)

7.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($506 average AGI)
Dallas County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tarrant County, TX  1.06% ($36,856 average AGI)
from Collin County, TX  0.90% ($47,055)
from Denton County, TX  0.68% ($39,830)


6.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,785 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($584 average AGI)
Dallas County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tarrant County, TX  1.10% ($38,236 average AGI)
to Collin County, TX  1.10% ($51,489)
to Denton County, TX  0.81% ($46,374)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Balch Springs fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 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: 04/06/2005, Expiration Date: 06/20/2015, Certifier: Signature On File
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Rd, 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, 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:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • DLS0208, I-20 And Pioneer Parkway (Lat: 32.703056 Lon: -96.604167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WPXB308
    Assigned Frequencies: 19520.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/25/2003, Expiration Date: 02/25/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/27/2013, Certifier: Joseph M Sandri Jr.
    Registrant: Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, 1875 K Street Nw, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 303-1111, Fax: (202) 303-2111, Email:
  • DLS0213, 11324 A Russel (Lat: 32.740000 Lon: -96.633611), Type: Pole, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WPXL688, Licensee ID: L01728370
    Assigned Frequencies: 17880.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/30/2003, Expiration Date: 04/30/2013, Certifier: Joseph M Sandri Jr.
    Registrant: Fibertower Network Services, Corp., Debtor-In-Possession, 1875 Eye Street, Nw, 5th Floor, Room 505, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 223-1028, Email:
  • TX-DAL0025B, N Of 3920 Pioneer Rd (Lat: 32.717222 Lon: -96.605000), Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQLD489
    Assigned Frequencies: 21825.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/14/2009, Expiration Date: 12/14/2019, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace
    Registrant: Clearwire Corporation, 1250 Eye Street, Nw, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:
  • TX-DAL5132B, 1766 Julie Court (Lat: 32.741139 Lon: -96.608056), Type: Tank, Structure height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQLD664
    Assigned Frequencies: 11015.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 23175.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/15/2009, Expiration Date: 12/15/2019, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace
    Registrant: Clearwire Corporation, 1250 Eye Street, Nw, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:
  • TX-DAL6221B, 2813 N. Peachtree Rd. (Lat: 32.730778 Lon: -96.631583), Type: Pole, Structure height: 29.9 m, Overall height: 30.8 m, Call Sign: WQLE271
    Assigned Frequencies: 23025.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/22/2009, Expiration Date: 12/22/2019, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace
    Registrant: Clearwire Corporation, 1250 Eye Street, Nw, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:
  • DA01572A, 11507 Blossum Circle (Lat: 32.744000 Lon: -96.628111), Type: Pole, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQOM950, Licensee ID: L00127664
    Assigned Frequencies: 19320.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 11/22/2021, Cancellation Date: 05/08/2013, Certifier: Dan Menser
    Registrant: T-Mobile License LLC, 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-4000, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • 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
    Registrant (Corporation): Gibson & Associates Inc, Po Box 800579, Balch Springs, TX 75180
  • Aircraft: BEECH 200 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 11, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds, Speed: 156 mph), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-60A (1050 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 977GT , Serial Number: BB-141, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 04/23/1976
    Registrant (Corporation): Trovarsi Ltd LLC, 3212 Pioneer Rd, 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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 151
  • Hazardous Condition: 102
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Balch Springs

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Balch Springs, TX
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

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