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Population (year 2000): 801,349
Males: 396,148  (49.4%)
Females: 405,201  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  30.3 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years

Estimated median household income in 2005: $45,200 (it was $41,521 in 2000)
Southwest  $45,200
Texas:  $42,139

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $96,200 (it was $81,400 in 2000)
Southwest  $96,200
Texas:  $106,000

Southwest, TX residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Southwest:

  • White Non-Hispanic (48.4%)
  • Hispanic (32.8%)
  • Black (28.6%)
  • American Indian (28.6%)
  • Other race (16.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • Asian Indian (1.1%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)
  • Vietnamese (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Land area: 419.1 square miles.

Population density: 1912 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

<p align=For population 15 years and over in Southwest CCD

  • Never married: 176738.0%
  • Now married: 329280.0%
  • Separated: 20950.0%
  • Widowed: 30467.0%
  • Divorced: 62692.0%

0 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.0%
Texas:  13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Southwest:  1.7% ($1,407)
Texas:  1.7% ($1,393)


Southwest satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (8.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Cockrell Hill, TX (0.7 miles ), Duncanville, TX (5.9 miles ), Dallas, TX (8.6 miles ), Grand Prairie, TX (8.8 miles ), DeSoto, TX (9.2 miles ), Highland Park, TX (9.3 miles ), Irving, TX (9.7 miles ), Cedar Hill, TX (10.5 miles ).

Latitude: 32.73 N, Longitude: 96.89 W


People in group quarters in Southwest
  • 2576 people in nursing homes
  • 2308 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 1710 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 318 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 283 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 276 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 259 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 162 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 154 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 134 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 123 people in halfway houses
  • 121 people in religious group quarters
  • 114 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 89 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 60 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 41 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 40 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 24 people in other group homes
  • 20 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children



Most common industries for males:



  • Construction (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)


Most common industries for females:



  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (4%)


Most common occupations for males



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)


Most common occupations for females



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)


Southwest-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 227% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/25/1994, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the Southwest place center killed 3 people and injured 48 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/12/1957, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the place center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Southwest:
  • DALLAS SOUTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER (about 4 miles; DALLAS, TX)
  • MARGARET JONSSON CHARLTON METH HOSP (about 5 miles; DALLAS, TX)
  • METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER (about 6 miles; DALLAS, TX)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Southwest:
  • DALLAS LOVE FIELD (about 8 miles; DALLAS, TX; ID: DAL)
  • DALLAS/FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL (about 15 miles; DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX; ID: DFW)
  • FORT WORTH MEACHAM INTL (about 33 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; ID: FTW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Southwest:
  • DALLAS EXECUTIVE (about 5 miles; DALLAS, TX; ID: RBD)
  • DALLAS CBD VERTIPORT (about 7 miles; DALLAS, TX; ID: 49T)
  • GRAND PRAIRIE MUNI (about 11 miles; GRAND PRAIRIE, TX; ID: GPM)

Amtrak station near Southwest:
  • 7 miles: DALLAS (400 S. HOUSTON ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Southwest:
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW COLLEGE (about 1 miles; DALLAS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,029)
  • DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 1 miles; DALLAS, TX; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • EL CENTRO COLLEGE (about 7 miles; DALLAS, TX; FT enrollment: 2,359)
  • SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; DALLAS, TX; FT enrollment: 8,231)
  • UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS (about 10 miles; IRVING, TX; FT enrollment: 2,400)
  • NORTH LAKE COLLEGE (about 12 miles; IRVING, TX; FT enrollment: 4,554)
  • BROOKHAVEN COLLEGE (about 14 miles; FARMERS BRANCH, TX; FT enrollment: 4,711)

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Notable locations in Southwest: Winnetka Heights Historic District (A), Hutchins Sewage Disposal (B), Irving Country Club (C), Camp El-Har (D), Camp Ellowi (E), Camp Pinkston (F), Camp Tammi Babi (G), Camp Wisdom (H), Miller and Stemmons Historic District (I), Mount Lebanon Encampment (J), Mountain Creek Power Plant (K), Lancaster Avenue Commercial Historic District (L), North Bishop Avenue Commercial Historic District (M), Arlington Sewage Disposal (N), Gravel Slough (O), Oak Cliff Country Club (P), Cedar Crest Country Club (Q), Cedar Hill Bible Camp (R), Cedar Hill Sewage Disposal (S), Lake Cliff Historic District (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Wynnewood Village Shopping Center (1), Irving Shopping Center (2), Plymouth Park Shopping Center (3), MacArthur Park Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Southwest include: El Buen Samaritano Methodist Church (A), Penuel Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), Peterson Memorial Baptist Church (C), A New Creation Fellowship Church (D), Cedar Crest Church of Christ (E), Abundant Faith Church of God in Christ (F), Abundant Life Assembly of God Church (G), Pine Grove Baptist Church (H), Cedar Hill Church of the Nazarene (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wheatland Cemetery (1), Vincent Cemetery (2), Trinity Cemetery (3), Edgewood Cemetery (4), Trees Cemetery (5), Southland Memorial Park (6), Rawlins Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Bluebonnet Lakes (A), Spring Lake (B), Conover Lake (C), Vilbig Lakes (D), Fin and Feather Club Lake (E), Little Lemmon Lake (F), Reservoir Number 1 (G), North Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: John Penn Branch (A), Hollings Branch (B), Keller Branch (C), Bentle Branch (D), Bee Branch (E), Heath Creek (F), West Fork (G), Halls Branch (H), Bear Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Southwest include: Sargent Park (1), Kennedy Middle School Baseball Field (2), Kennedy Middle School Football Stadium (3), Hendrix Park (4), Parkhill Park (5), Andrew Brown Community Park (6), Trinity View Park (7), Parkerville Park (8), Trinity River Greenbelt Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
Texas:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  43.9%
Whole state:  71.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.0%
Whole state:  4.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:
This place:  14.6%
Whole state:  15.4%

Residents with income below the 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This place:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

Southwest compared to Texas state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Strongest AM radio stations in Southwest:
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KGGR (1040 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLIF (570 AM; 5 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KLIF LICO, INC.)
  • KTCK (1310 AM; 9 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KNAX (1630 AM; 10 kW; FT. WORTH, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRVA (1600 AM; 5 kW; COCKRELL HILL, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Southwest:
  • KLUV-FM (98.7 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • WRR (101.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITY OF DALLAS, TEXAS)
  • KDBN (93.3 FM; HALTOM CITY, TX; Owner: TEXAS STAR RADIO, INC.)
  • KLLI (105.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • KVIL-FM (103.7 FM; HIGHLAND PARK-DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TEXAS)
  • KHKS (106.1 FM; DENTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOAI (107.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: INFINITY KOAI-FM, INC.)
  • KZPS (92.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEGL (97.1 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBFB (97.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSCS (96.3 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KKDA-FM (104.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KLNO (94.1 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KCBI (90.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CRISWELL CENTER FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES)
  • KRBV (100.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF FORT WORTH)
  • KDGE (102.1 FM; FORT WORTH-DALLAS, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDMX (102.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KERA (90.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVTT (91.7 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: RESEARCH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC)
  • KPLX (99.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KPLX LICO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Southwest:
  • KTVT (Channel 11; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CBS STATIONS GROUP OF TEXAS L.P.)
  • KXAS-TV (Channel 5; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: STATION VENTURE OPERATIONS, LP)
  • KDTN (Channel 2; DENTON, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLDT (Channel 55; LAKE DALLAS, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING OF DALLAS, INC.)
  • KMPX (Channel 29; DECATUR, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTXA (Channel 21; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF DALLAS/FORT WORTH L.P.)
  • KUVN (Channel 23; GARLAND, TX; Owner: KUVN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KSTR-TV (Channel 49; IRVING, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA DALLAS LLC)
  • KPXD (Channel 68; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON DALLAS LICENSE, INC.)
  • KERA-TV (Channel 13; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXTX-TV (Channel 39; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KDTX-TV (Channel 58; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • WFAA-TV (Channel 8; DALLAS, TX; Owner: WFAA-TV, L.P.)
  • KDFW (Channel 4; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KDFW LICENSE, INC.)
  • KDAF (Channel 33; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KDFI (Channel 27; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NEW DMIC, INC.)
  • K26HF (Channel 26; BRITTON, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHPK-LP (Channel 28; DE SOTO, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KLEG-LP (Channel 44; DALLAS, TX; Owner: DILIP VISWANATH)
  • K25FW (Channel 25; CORSICANA, TX; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KATA-LP (Channel 60; MESQUITE, TX; Owner: JANE McGINNIS)
  • KVFW-LP (Channel 65; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: GERALD BENAVIDES)
  • KJJM-LP (Channel 46; DALLAS/MESQUITE, TX; Owner: JANE McGINNIS)
  • KFWD (Channel 52; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HIC BROADCAST, INC.)

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