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Duncanville

Wikipedia says:

Duncanville recognizes the importance of the former Duncanville Air Force Station. The Duncanville Air Force Station was closed on July 1, 1964; however the Army continued to operate the Nike Missile air defense operations until 1969 at which point, the facility was turned over to the city. The WWII-era barracks and some other structures were initially re-purposed for civic and community use. Over time the buildings were systematically demolished, obliterating all signs of the historic base. But the history of the facility lives on in a monument which stands outside the library and community center.

The “stone igloo,” a spring house originally located near the intersection of Center Street and Cedar Ridge Road, was preserved in a unique way. In the late 1960s or early 1970s it was demolished, thereby producing a supply of rocks that were used to build a replica of the structure at a nearby park and paving the way for the construction of a neighborhood retail center.

Demographics

  • Median Age: 35.9
  • Population Growth (2000-2013): 9.80%
  • Population Density: 3,527 people per square mile

Schools

  • Students Passing STARR K-11: 70%
  • Average SAT Score: 1340
  • Students Taking SAT/ACT: 54.60%
  • Instruction Spending Per Student: $3,700

Crime

  • Violent Crime Rate: 3.04 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 34.83 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate

  • Average Price of Homes Sold (2013): $121,296
  • Sales Price Change (2011-2013): 18.80%
  • Owner-Occupied Homes: 68.00%

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