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Dallas, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Dallas is the 3rd largest city in Texas with a population of 1,378,903 as of July 1, 2019. Dallas ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Dallas is located at latitude 32.7831 and longitude -96.8067 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dallas encompass a land area of 341.36 sq. miles and a water area of 43.91 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 420 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Dallas are located in Dallas County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Collin County, Denton County, Kaufman County, and Rockwall County.

The City of Dallas (GNIS ID: 2410288) 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 Dallas is located within Northeast Dallas Division of Dallas County.


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Dallas, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Dallas, TX Housing Affordability Index is 97
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Dallas, TX Wealth Index is 84
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,378,903
Population in Households 1,358,507
Population in Familes 1,039,826
Population in Group Qrtrs 20,396
Population Density 4,060
Diversity Index1 85
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,365
Average Household Income $83,000
Per Capita Income $31,644
Wealth Index3 84

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 590,445 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 201,414 (34.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 323,438 (54.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 65,593 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $239,048
Housing Affordability Index2 97
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 524,852
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 300,860
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.53% 1.37%
Households 1.48% 1.34%
Families 1.36% 1.25%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Dallas, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dallas to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 3 100th
Population Density # 97 95th
Diversity Index # 19 99th
Median Household Income # 759 57th
Per Capita Income # 429 75th

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