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Residential suburb

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.


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Median household income
Local
$37,087
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Balch Springs demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 128. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 6.5 per 1,000 people.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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6% of Balch Springs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Balch Springs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $536.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $797.


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Libraries in Balch Springs include Balch Springs Public Library ... View libraries

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Dallas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Balch Springs political report.

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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.

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Hotels in Balch Springs include Best Value Inn & Suites Dallas.

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