Population fell during the period between the World Wars as the economy stagnated, though the city was officially incorporated by 1936. Population growth and economic development resumed to some extent in the decades immediately after World War II. But it was the opening of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in 1974 that spurred enormous development in the city and nearby towns. Census figures show the unmistakable and typical pattern for cities north of the airport: 2,821 in 1960, 7,023 in 1970, 11,801 in 1980, 29,202 in 1990, and 42,059 in 2000.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.9 square miles (92.9 km²), of which, 32.3 square miles (83.6 km²) of it is land and 3.6 square miles (9.3 km²) of it (9.98%) is water.
There were 15,712 households out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the city the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 36.6% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 4.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.
According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a family in Grapevine was $95,312. Males had a median income of $53,786 versus $38,844 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,549. About 3.1% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.:
Grapevine, Texas Welcomes ACA: Please Join Us for Our 2008 Winter Conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, Jan. 11-16. Our Theme This Winter Will Be "Work Force: The Heart of Corrections."
Oct 01, 2007; The City of Grapevine and the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau extend a warm welcome to all attendees of the American...