Coppell had a population in 2000 of 36,000 but like all Metroplex communities its has grown significantly since then. The city incorporates almost 15 square miles and is located in the northwest corner of Dallas County. Coppell is about 18 minutes from downtown Dallas, but just minutes from DFW Airport. In fact a small part of D/FW’s property is located within Coppell’s city limits.

The median resident’s age is 33.5 years. The median household income in 2000 was $96,935 and the median house value in 2002 was $210,700.

Schools
Most of the children of Coppell go to Coppell ISD schools, but Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD serves some. Coppell ISD has 14 schools and an enrollment of more than 8,500.

Recreation opportunities in Coppell are plentiful with a public golf course, tennis, swimming, and other team sport facilities. Plus, Lake Lewisville and Lake Grapeview are only a few minutes away.

History
Although Coppell is a relatively young city (incorporated in 1955), its roots can be traced back to the mid 1800′s. Settlers began moving to the area in the 1840′s. By 1873, the community became known as “Gibbs,” in honor of former Texas Senator and Lieutenant Governor Barnett Gibbs. The community changed its name again in 1890 – this time to “Coppell”, in honor of George Coppell, the engineer credited with bringing the railroad to the community.

The railroad was the major form of transportation into the community until the 1920′s, when paved roads and automobiles became more prevalent in the area. It was not until the 1960′s that the then-new Interstate Highway system extended regional access near, but not through Coppell.

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