13 Coppell's City Hall and adjacent park. Photo By Emilia Gaston

Coppell

Wikipedia says:

The Coppell area was settled by German and French immigrants in the 1840s. Members of the Peters Colony also settled here in the 1840s. Originally named “Gibbs Station,” after Barnett Gibbs (who eventually became one of Texas’ first lieutenant governors), the town was renamed in 1892 for George Coppell, wealthy financier from England who came to the U.S. in the 1880s and was reportedly heavily involved with the final construction of the local railroad line. Popular belief is that he was an engineer. However, there is little or no evidence to support that claim.

Demographics

  • Median Age: 38.1
  • Population Growth (2000-2013): 12.20%
  • Population Density: 2,802 people per square mile

Schools

  • Students Passing STARR K-11: 92%
  • Average SAT Score: 1696
  • Students Taking SAT/ACT: 95.10%
  • Instruction Spending Per Student: $4,128

Crime

  • Violent Crime Rate: 0.68 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 16.81 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate

  • Average Price of Homes Sold (2013): $345,585
  • Sales Price Change (2011-2013): 6.00%
  • Owner-Occupied Homes: 73.50%

Ambiance: 81

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