The Colony is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States, and a suburb of Dallas. The population was 36,328 at the 2010 census.
The Colony is home to the Five Star Athletic Complex, completed in 2003. The Colony was named the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Sports Town of The United States in that same year. The city is home to Pizza Inn's corporate headquarters, as well as an Edward Don distribution center and a variety of small and medium-sized businesses. The Grandscape development, anchored by Nebraska Furniture Mart, is driving a new development boom in the city.
Located on the southeast side of the city, across Sam Rayburn Tollway from the larger part of the city, is Austin Ranch, a mixed-use development consisting of retail businesses, apartments and condominiums.
The Colony is located at 33°5′27″N 96°53′5″W (33.090874, -96.884659). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.1 square miles (41.7 km²), of which 14.0 square miles (36.3 km²) of it is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), or 12.93%, is water.
As of 2015 there were 41,325 people. The racial makeup of the city was 63.2% White, 8.9% African American, 6.2% Asian, 0.4% Native American, 0.09% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.1% of the population.
As of the census of 2000, there were 26,531 people, 8,462 households, and 7,141 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,942.1 people per square mile (749.9/km²). There were 8,812 housing units at an average density of 645.0 per square mile (249.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.46% White, 5.18% African American, 1.68% Asian, 0.71% Native American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 5.30% from other races, and 2.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.26% of the population.
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