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Balch Springs is a city in Dallas County, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.
The community was named for the family of John Balch, settler
The latitude of Balch Springs is 32.728N. The longitude is -96.622W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 499 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,455.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Balch Springs demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dallas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Dallas area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 75180 ZIP code.
7% of Balch Springs residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Balch Springs ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Balch Springs was $14,476, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Balch Springs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Balch Springs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $536. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $797.
Libraries in Balch Springs include Balch Springs Public Library ... View libraries
Dallas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Balch Springs political report.
The average commute time for Balch Springs workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Balch Springs between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 6.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
Hotels in Balch Springs include Best Value Inn & Suites Dallas.
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