Garland, TX


  • In 2008, Garland was ranked #67 on CNN and Money magazine’s list of the “Top 100 Places to Live”.
  • As of 2014 the city was considered the 6th “Best City for Working Parents”. In 2014 Garland was ranked the 7th best City for saving money. This ranked Garland 2nd best in Texas.
  • In 2015, Garland was listed #17 overall and #5 best mid-sized city to purchase a home for “First-Time Home Buyers”.
  • In 2015, Garland was labeled the 8th “Best Run City in America”. rated Garland as the “8th best city in America to raise a family”.
  • In 2017 Garland was named the “2nd best City in Texas and 17th overall for jobs”.   Smartasset ranked Garland as the “3rd best City for living the American Dream in 2017”.
  • In 2018, Garland will have the “5th highest employment growth in the country”.

Local Downtown Businesses


As the fifth largest city in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, one of the fastest growing regions in the country, Garland is home to more than 236,000 residents and the DFW Metroplex is home to over 7,400,000 people. By 2050, the number of residents is projected to almost double. By aggressively seeking to attract new residents into the community, the city plans to increase its residential market share significantly above original forecasts. Garland’s diverse, stable and skilled existing population serves as an excellent platform for its future growth.


2010 Census 2017 (Est) 2022 (Est)
Population 226,876 245,080 260,030
Households 75,696 84,441 88,650
Average Household Size 2.99 3.03 3.05
Owner-Occupied Housing 65.2% 59.2% 59.0%
Renter-Occupied Housing 34.8% 40.8% 41.0%
Median Age 33.7 34.5 35
Median Household Income $54,599 $58,546
Average Household Income $71,614 $79,735
Per Capita Income $23,697 $26,200

*Source: ESRI Forecasts for 2017 and 2022 (Updated June 2017)

Major Employers & Economy

GISD 7,425
City of Garland 2,000
Kraft Heinz Company 796
US Food Service 520
Epiroc 460
Andersen Windows 425
Hatco (Resistol) 390
L3 Communication 350
Arrow Fabricated Tubing 340
Valspar 300
General Dynamics OTS 275
Plastipak Packaging 270
Sherwin Williams 230
Daisy Brand 200

*Updated April 2018

Light Rail (DART)

Downtown Garland DART Rail Station

Garland has two light rail stations linking residents and employees with the region. Located in the heart of two of Garland’s largest employment centers, the Forest/Jupiter and Downtown Light Rail Stations serve more than 3,000 riders each weekday. The City continues to encourage higher intensity residential, retail and employment uses adjacent to the stations for its near and long term economic growth.