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Addison
Town
Town of Addison,TX
Aerial view of Addison looking south towards downtown Dallas.
Aerial view of Addison looking south towards downtown Dallas.
Location of Addison in Dallas County, Texas
Location of Addison in Dallas County, Texas
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Dallas
Area
 • Total 4.4 sq mi (11.5 km2)
 • Land 4.4 sq mi (11.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 636 ft (194 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 13,056
 • Estimate (2013) 15,407
 • Density 2,970/sq mi (1,135/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75001
Area code(s) 972
FIPS code 48-01240
GNIS feature ID 1329223
Website addisontx.gov

Addison is an incorporated town in Dallas County, Texas, in the United States. Addison is situated to the immediate north of the city of Dallas. The town's population was 13,056 at the 2010 census. Addison and Flower Mound were the only two Texas towns with a population greater than 10,000 in the 2010 census; since then the towns of Prosper and Trophy Club have also exceeded 10,000 in population estimates. Addison is best-known within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex region for its abundance of restaurants and nightlife.

Geography

Addison is located at 32°57′28″N 96°50′6″W / 32.95778°N 96.835°W / 32.95778; -96.835.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11 km2), all of it land.

Addison is bordered by the cities of Dallas, Farmers Branch, and Carrollton.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 308
1970 593 92.5%
1980 5,553 836.4%
1990 8,783 58.2%
2000 14,166 61.3%
2010 13,056 −7.8%
Est. 2015 15,518 18.9%
1960-2000, 2010

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 13,056 people, 7,378 total households, and 2,663 family households 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 per square mile (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 7,378 households out of which 14.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 24.5% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 63.9% were non-families. 52.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.77 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the town the population was spread out with 14.5% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 43.9% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.5 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $56,761. The per capita income for the town was $45,655. 7.7% of the population and 13.1% of people were below the poverty line. The median house price has steadily increased in recent years. In 2007, the median price for a home was $350,000.

Climate

Addison is considered to be part of the humid subtropical region.

History

Joe Chow
Joe Chow, past mayor of Addison

The land occupied by Addison was settled as early as 1846 when Preston Witt built a house near White Rock Creek. In 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 community was formerly known as Noell Junction after settler Sidney Smith Noell, after whom Noel Road and Knoll Trail are named.

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."

Parks and recreation

Addison has 118 acres (48 ha) of parkland. Addison's first town park opened in 1978. The Dallas Independent School District operates the Alfred J. Loos Athletic Complex in Addison.

The Addison Athletic Club is a 52,000 sq. ft. residents-only facility that features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a gymnasium, fitness equipment, and racquetball courts.

Lifestyle

Addison Circle fountains
Addison Circle

Because of Addison's overwhelmingly commercial atmosphere, residents of Addison enjoy a unique lifestyle not common in other suburbs.

Residents and visitors can enjoy many Addison attractions. There are special events in Addison 22 weekends of the year. The WaterTower Theatre produces plays and musicals and hosts the annual Out of the Loop Festival. 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 "Addison Kaboom Town!," "Addison Oktoberfest," and the foodie fun event, "Fork & Cork". The Addison Improv Comedy Club brings in some of the most acclaimed comedians in the industry.

Addison is noted for being home to the original locations of both Texas de Brazil and Fogo de Chão, two Brazilian Churrascaria franchises that are both in the midst of rapid national expansion.


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