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Dallas, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Dallas is the 3rd largest city in Texas with a population of 1,356,896 as of July 1, 2018. 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 32.7933 and longitude -96.7665 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dallas (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dallas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Dallas, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,356,896
Population in Households 1,336,397
Population in Familes 1,028,585
Population in Group Qrtrs 20,499
Population Density2 3,975
Diversity Index3 85


Median Household Income $48,628
Average Household Income $80,081
Per Capita Income $31,007


Total Housing Units 577,644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 201,533 (34.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 314,154 (54.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 61,958 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $192,470
Average Home Value $302,639


Total Households 515,686
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 295,371
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.52% 1.47%
Households 1.45% 1.45%
Families 1.3% 1.33%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

Dallas, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dallas to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 94 95th
Diversity Index # 17 99th
Median Household Income # 809 54th
Per Capita Income # 379 78th

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