Dallas County, TX

2,574,984 Population
872.7 square miles 2,950.6 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
9.2%
was 9.3%
Ranked 2nd Highest in TX
Population Density
2,950.6
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
48.3%
was 48.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
24.4%
was 24.4%
Ranked 6th Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
26.7%
was 26.7%
Ranked 16th Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
10.1%
was 9.9%
Ranked 46th Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.9
was 4.3
Ranked 19th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
16.3%
was 18.0%
Ranked 34th Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$51,411
was $51,799
Ranked 29th Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
49.6
50.6
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,514
Ranked 51st Highest in TX
Patents per 100,000
32
Ranked 18th Highest in TX

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
Ranked 58th Highest in TX
Violent Crimes per 100,000
1
was 1.4
Ranked 217th Highest in TX
Property Crimes per 100,000
11.5
was 10.8
Ranked 244th Highest in TX

 Housing

Total Housing Units
1,003,060
was 985,429
Ranked 2nd Highest in TX
Median Rent
$983
was $956
Ranked 14th Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
14,779
was 11,925
 
Occupied Housing Units
924,789
was 905,250
 
Homeownership Rate
49.3%
was 50.1%
Ranked 52nd Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
3,608
was 3,531
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,148.9
was 1,128.7
Ranked 1st Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
14.3%
was 15.1%
Ranked 50th Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
11,171
was 8,394
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.8
was 2.8
Ranked 31st Highest in TX
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
15.4
was 12.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
6.0
was 4.9
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
89.4%
was 88.3%
Ranked 38th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
73.9%
Ranked 41st Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance Over 65
97.2%
was 98.0%
Ranked 34th Highest in TX

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
78.3%
was 77.7%
Ranked 45th Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
30.4%
was 30.1%
Ranked 15th Highest in TX

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