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Sand Branch (sometimes spelled Sandbranch) is an unincorporated community in Dallas County, Texas, United States. According to the Handbook of Texas, the community had an estimated population of 400 in 2000. The community did not participate in the 2010 Census. More recent (2019) estimates put the population around 100.


Sand Branch is located approximately two miles south of U.S. Highway 175 and 14 miles southeast of Downtown Dallas on Belt Line Road in southeastern Dallas County. It is situated between the Trinity River and Hickory Creek, southwest of Seagoville. Sand Branch is the only unincorporated settlement left in Dallas County, as the vast majority of the county lies within incorporated cities.


The Sand Branch Community has long been considered one of the poorest areas in Dallas County. The area's living conditions and lack of basic services have led some to label the largely lower-income, predominately African American community a "non-border colonia" because of its similarities to those settlements situated along the southwestern United States border with Mexico.


Eight streets are located within the community Sand Branch. They are:

  • Banks Drive
  • Bunche Drive
  • Burns Drive
  • Kirsan Drive
  • Lake Street
  • Pin Oak Road
  • Tom Lee Drive
  • Wilmer-Kleberg Road


Public education in the community of Sand Branch is provided by the Dallas Independent School District. Zoned campuses include Kleberg Elementary School (grades PK-5), Seagoville Middle School (grades 6-8), and Seagoville High School (grades 9-12).

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