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|People QuickFacts||Balch Springs||Texas|
|Population, 2013 estimate||25,024||26,448,193|
|Population, 2012 estimate||24,846||26,060,796|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||23,876||25,145,561|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||4.8%||5.2%|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012||4.1%||3.6%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010||9.8%||7.7%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010||34.1%||27.3%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010||6.4%||10.3%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010||51.7%||50.4%|
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a)||50.7%||70.4%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a)||24.3%||11.8%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a)||1.4%||0.7%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a)||0.9%||3.8%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a)||Z||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010||3.3%||2.7%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b)||45.8%||37.6%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010||27.7%||45.3%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012||85.7%||82.6%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012||19.5%||16.3%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012||42.9%||34.6%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||67.2%||80.8%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||10.3%||26.3%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012||30.1||24.9|
|Housing units, 2010||8,001||9,977,436|
|Homeownership rate, 2008-2012||57.1%||63.9%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012||26.4%||24.1%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012||$88,100||$128,000|
|Persons per household, 2008-2012||3.30||2.80|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012||$14,905||$25,809|
|Median household income, 2008-2012||$38,475||$51,563|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012||30.5%||17.4%|
|Business QuickFacts||Balch Springs||Texas|
|Total number of firms, 2007||1,703||2,164,852|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||7.1%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.9%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||5.3%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||20.7%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||28.2%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||65,741||593,541,502|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||17,940||424,238,194|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||224,166||311,334,781|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$11,316||$13,061|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||20,257||42,054,592|
|Geography QuickFacts||Balch Springs||Texas|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||8.96||261,231.71|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||2,649.1||96.3|