Balch Springs, Texas

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Balch Springs is a city in Dallas County, Texas, United States. It is both a suburb of Dallas and is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The population was 19,375 at the 2000 census. A July 1, 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 20,003.[3]

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Geography

Balch Springs is located at 32°43′3″N 96°36′55″W / 32.7175°N 96.61528°W / 32.7175; -96.61528 (32.717381, -96.615154)[4]. It is situated approximately 16 miles east of Downtown Dallas and 34 miles southeast of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The city is bordered by Mesquite to the north and east, and Dallas to the south and west.

Major highways running through Balch Springs include Interstate 635, which bisects the city into two nearly equal halves. Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 175 run along Balch Springs' southern border.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.1 square miles (20.9 km²), of which, 8.1 square miles (20.9 km²) of it is land and 0.12% is water.

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