Carrollton is on Interstate Highway 35 East fourteen miles north of downtown Dallas in Dallas, Denton, and Collin counties. Updated 1 year ago
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Located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the City of Carrollton is a vibrant corporate and residential community. Photo by Herve Villard on Unsplash.

Carrollton is on Interstate Highway 35 East fourteen miles north of downtown Dallas in Dallas, Denton, and Collin counties. The site was in the Peters colony grant. The first settlers in the area were William and Mary Larner, who came in 1842. The A. W. Perry family followed two years later and claimed their headright in the Trinity Mills area. In partnership with Wade H. Witt, Perry established a mill there. Over time he acquired extensive landholdings, which probably included the site of Carrollton. Many early settlers were related by blood or marriage. In the northeastern area of settlement, which extended into Denton County, was the English colony, where many of the large landowners, including the Jackson, Furneaux, Morgan, and Rowe families, were English immigrants. It is most likely that the settlement was named for Carrollton, Illinois, the hometown of many of the early settlers.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
133,434 2020 United States Census Bureau
141,615 2019 Texas Demographic Center
119,907 2010 United States Census Bureau
109,576 2000 United States Census Bureau
82,169 1990 United States Census Bureau
40,591 1980 United States Census Bureau
13,855 1970 United States Census Bureau
4,242 1960 United States Census Bureau
1,610 1950 United States Census Bureau
921 1940 United States Census Bureau
689 1930 United States Census Bureau
573 1920 United States Census Bureau