Coppell is a city in the U.S. state of Texas that is located in the northwest part of Dallas County. Located in the greater Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area, it is a suburb of Dallas and a bedroom community.
At the time of the 2010 census, the city's population was 38,659 people. A minor fraction of the city's extreme northern portion stretches into neighboring Denton County and Corinth TX, but this is a rare occurrence.
In the 1840s, German and French immigrants arrived in the Coppell area and established themselves. In the 1840s, members of the Peters Colony came to live in this area as well.
While the town was originally known as Gibbs Station, after Barnett Gibbs (one of Texas's first lieutenant governors), George Coppell, a wealthy English financier who immigrated to the United States in the 1880s and was reportedly heavily involved with the final construction of the local railroad line, was given its current name in 1892.
Although it is often believed that he was an engineer, there is little or no evidence to corroborate this assertion.
When the community was incorporated in 1955, it was done so through a ballot question that was approved by a margin of 41 to 1.
Spurred on by the building of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW Airport) in 1974, the city underwent a dramatic transformation, going from a small farming community to a major, upper middle-class suburban enclave in the 1980s and 1990.
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By 2000, nearly all of the city's residentially designated area had been developed, and the population had increased to more over 35,000 people. The city also has a rising business base, which includes warehouses and transportation facilities, which are located on the south and west sides of the city, which are the most convenient to the airport.
According to the most recent census data estimates for 2019, the city had 41,645 people, 15,538 households, and 12,155 families lived in it. The population density per square mile (1,091.6 people per km2) was 2,827.2 people.
There are 16,002 housing units total, with an average density of 1,086.3 per square mile (419.4 per km2). Sixty-seven percent of the population was white, 4.2 percent African American, 0.2 percent Native American, 24.4 percent Asian, 0.8 percent from other races, and 3.2 percent from two or more races, according to the 2010 census. Mexicans and Latinos of any race constituted 13.1% of the total population in 2010.
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