Cedar Hill, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cedar Hill, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Cedar Hill had a population of 48,679 as of July 1, 2016. Cedar Hill ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cedar Hill is located at latitude 32.5843 and longitude -96.9589 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cedar Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 35.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 830 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Cedar Hill are located in Dallas County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Ellis County.

The City of Cedar Hill (GNIS ID: 2409416) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Cedar Hill is located within Southwest Dallas Division of Dallas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cedar Hill population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cedar Hill: Cedarhill.

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Cedar Hill, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 48,679
Population in Households 48,364
Population in Familes 42,739
Population in Group Qrtrs 315
Population Density1 1,358
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 16,660
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 12,748
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,583 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,803 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,857 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 923 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $145,224
Average Home Value $199,271


Median Household Income $68,798
Average Household Income $86,834
Per Capita Income $30,076
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 1.56%
Households 1.16% 1.47%
Families 1.13% 1.46%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cedar Hill, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cedar Hill to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 70 96th
Population Density1 # 515 71st
Diversity Index2 # 163 91st
Median Household Income # 241 86th
Per Capita Income # 331 81st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.