Addison, Texas

Addison, Texas

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Addison is a city in Dallas County, Texas (USA). The population was 14,166 at the 2000 census. Addison is a northern suburb of Dallas. The city calls itself the Town of Addison but it is incorporated as a city. [ [ Town of Addison website. Retrieved February 12, 2008.]


Addison is located at coor dms|32|57|28|N|96|50|6|W|city (32.957727, -96.835132)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 14,166 people, 7,621 households, and 3,078 families residing in the town. The population density was 3,200.0 people per square mile (1,234.7/km²). There were 8,205 housing units at an average density of 1,853.4/sq mi (715.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 67.79% White, 9.63% African American, 0.41% Native American, 7.81% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 10.79% from other races, and 3.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.04% of the population.

There were 7,621 households out of which 17.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.9% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 59.6% were non-families. 49.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.86 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the town the population was spread out with 16.0% under the age of 18, 12.3% from 18 to 24, 47.8% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 4.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 109.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $48,566, and the median income for a family was $53,386. Males had a median income of $36,977 versus $32,452 for females. The per capita income for the town was $38,606. 7.7% of the population and 6.2% of families were below the poverty line. 9.3% of those under the age of 18 and 10.7% of those 65 and older are living in poverty. The median house price has steadily increased in recent years. In 2007, the median price for a home was $350,000.


The land occupied by Addison was settled as early as 1846 when Preston Witt built a house near White Rock Creek{} .Fact|date=May 2008In 1902 the community named itself Addison, after Addison Robertson, who served as postmaster from 1908 to 1916.The first industry was a cotton gin, opening in 1902 on Addison Road.

The City of Addison was incorporated on June 15, 1953.The first mayor of Addison was M. W. Morris, and the aldermen were Guy Dennis, Robert W. Wood, J. E. Julian, Jr., Dr. H. T. Nesbit, and Seldon Knowles.In 1982 the name was changed to "Town of Addison."


Public schools

Most residents are served by the Dallas Independent School District while some are served by the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, though no public schools operate within the city limits.

The DISD portion of Addison south of Belt Line Road is served by [ Anne Frank Elementary School] (Dallas) [] , while the portion north of Belt Line Road is served by [ Jerry Junkins Elementary School] (Carrollton) [] .

Residents zoned to Junkins are also zoned to Walker Middle School and W.T. White High School in Dallas. [] Residents zoned to Frank are also zoned to Benjamin Franklin Middle School and Hillcrest High School in Dallas. []

The C-FBISD portion is served by [ Stark Elementary School] in Farmers Branch, Vivian Field Middle School in Farmers Branch, and R. L. Turner High School in Carrollton.

The Addison School Building was opened in 1914. In 1954 the school became a part of the Dallas ISD, and the school closed in 1962. The school building is now the "Magic Time Machine Restaurant."

Private schools

Addison is the home of two private schools. Greenhill School, which is a co-educational private school, enrolls over 1,200 students from preschool to high school. In addition, Trinity Christian Academy [] is within the town's borders.


Today, Addison is the result of explosive growth of business since the 1980s.Though Addison has only 14,166 residents, daytime population is estimated at over 100,000.Fact|date=May 2008With more than 180 restaurants, there is a restaurant for every 79 Addison residents.Addison is a popular location for many Dallas-area restaurants because Addison allows restaurants to serve alcoholic beverages by the drink, while many nearby municipalities do not.Addison has 22 hotels, featuring a total of at least 4,000 hotel rooms and meeting facilities.Fact|date=May 2008
Addison Airport consumes roughly half of the city's 11.5 square kilometers (4.4 square miles), and is one of the busiest general aviation airports in the nation.Major corporate headquarters in Addison include Dresser, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and Pizza Hut. Other major employers in Addison include MBNA and Regus. Other companies based in Addison include Airborn, Concentra, Jani-King, Noble Royalties, Palm Harbor Homes, Pure Water 2GO, Razor Competitive Edge, the Septien Entertainment Group, and the Staubach Company.


Because of Addison's overwhelmingly commercial atmosphere, residents of Addison enjoy a unique lifestyle not common in other suburbs.Addison's rush hour is often between 12-2 p.m. on weekdays and 6-9 p.m. on weekends due to the concentration of restaurants.Adequate streets and short distances minimize transportation inconveniences.Or|date=May 2008

In 2005, the Town of Addison introduced a wireless Internet network covering most of the town. Though use costs a nominal fee, the network works to drive businesses and serves its residents.

Residents and visitors can enjoy many Addison attractions. The WaterTower Theatre produces plays and musicals and hosts the annual Out of the Loop Festival.cite web|url=
title=WaterTower Theatre website
] The Cavanaugh Flight Museum houses a collection of aircraft since World War I.Addison Circle Park, built in the early 2000s, is a venue for several seasonal outdoor events, such as the University of North Texas' North Texas Jazz Fest, "Addison Artfest," Oktoberfest, and the food exposition "Taste Addison."The Addison Improv Comedy Club and Restaurant brings in some of the most acclaimed comedic talent in the region.

Addison hosts one of the largest 4th of July fireworks shows, called "Kaboom Town".cite web|url=
title=Addison Kaboom Town Fireworks


External links

* [ Addison official website]
* [ Addison community website]
* [ Addison Rotary Club]
* [ Addison Housing Statistics]

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