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Dallas County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 2,574,984 (99% urban, 1% rural); it was 2,218,899 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 330,081
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 125,660
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 424,788
Renter-occupied apartments: 400,219 (it was 382,833 in 2000)
% of renters here:

47%
State:

36%

Land area: 880 sq. mi.

Water area: 29.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 2927 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dallas County: 94.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.1%), Educational, health and social services (14.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Dallas County, Texas:

  • Hispanic or Latino (39.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (29.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (22.3%)
  • Asian alone (6.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
Median resident age:  33.3 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years
Males: 1,267,526  (49.2%)
Females: 1,307,458  (50.8%)

Dallas County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Dallas County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,399 ($43,324 in 1999)

This county:

$54,399
Texas:

$56,565

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $844 (lower quartile is $676, upper quartile is $1,131)
This county:

$844
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $154,300 (it was $90,800 in 2000)
Dallas:

$154,300
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $98,500 - $278,100

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $269,674
Here:

$269,674
State:

$230,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $293,718
Here:

$293,718
State:

$227,239

In 2-unit structures: $193,436
Here:

$193,436
State:

$179,535

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $147,557
Here:

$147,557
State:

$145,057

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $256,963
Here:

$256,963
State:

$253,158

Mobile homes: $58,051
Here:

$58,051
State:

$80,655

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,480
Here:

$25,480
State:

$50,435
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,435
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $527

Institutionalized population: 20,998

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 40
  • Burglaries: 79
  • Thefts: 142
  • Auto thefts: 24

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 102
  • Burglaries: 137
  • Thefts: 165
  • Auto thefts: 41
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Health of residents in Dallas County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
71.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
39.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
69.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
61.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 194 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 171 pounds. This is more than average.
23.8% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 8856 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2001: 8334 buildings, average cost: $171,200
  • 2002: 8006 buildings, average cost: $172,400
  • 2003: 9293 buildings, average cost: $175,100
  • 2004: 10046 buildings, average cost: $173,700
  • 2005: 10520 buildings, average cost: $189,500
  • 2006: 9941 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2007: 6427 buildings, average cost: $269,500
  • 2008: 3687 buildings, average cost: $281,800
  • 2009: 2701 buildings, average cost: $261,200
  • 2010: 2742 buildings, average cost: $282,600
  • 2011: 2569 buildings, average cost: $291,200
  • 2012: 3531 buildings, average cost: $253,200
  • 2013: 3608 buildings, average cost: $271,700
  • 2014: 3974 buildings, average cost: $295,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,256 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,256 (1.7%)

Dallas County household income distribution in 2009 Dallas County home values distribution Dallas County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.3%
Dallas County:

16.3%
Texas:

15.6%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.8% for Black residents, 21.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.5% for American Indian residents, 11.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.1% for other race residents, 14.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 33.3 years old
(Males: 32.4 years old, Females: 34.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.7 years old, Black residents: 33.4 years old, American Indian residents: 37.2 years old, Asian residents: 33.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.7 years old, Other race residents: 27.1 years old)

Area name: Dallas, TX HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dallas County is $607 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $733 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $954 a month.

Cities in this county include: Dallas, Garland, Irving, Grand Prairie, Mesquite, Carrollton, Richardson, Rowlett, DeSoto, Duncanville.

Dallas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Dallas County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.209 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.031 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 25.5 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 11.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Dallas County: Zollner Ranch (A), McLendon - Chisholm Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Zion Cemetery (1), Blackland Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Wallace Lake (A), Rockwall Lake (B), Crenshaw Lake (C), Crenshaw and Burnett Lake (D), Soil Conservation Service Site 4 Reservoir (E), Soil Conservation Service Site 3 Reservoir (F), Soil Conservation Service Site 3c Reservoir (G), Soil Conservation Service Site 3f Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tar Branch (A), Parker Creek (B), Sabine Creek (C), Hackberry Creek (D), Klutts Branch (E), Pond Branch (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Crawford County, Georgia , Heard County, Georgia , Hunt County , Tarrant County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 108,942
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 629,044 (28.8% naturalized citizens)

Dallas County:

24.4%
Whole state:

17.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 124,589
  • 2000 to 2009: 186,288
  • 1990 to 1999: 174,554
  • 1980 to 1989: 124,724
  • 1970 to 1979: 52,624
  • Before 1970: 21,284
Note: State values scaled to Dallas County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.2%

Dallas County marital status for males Dallas County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 542,061
  • One, attached: 34,641
  • Two: 13,333
  • 3 or 4: 42,640
  • 5 to 9: 85,554
  • 10 to 19: 104,192
  • 20 to 49: 63,652
  • 50 or more: 100,589
  • Mobile homes: 16,080
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 318

Housing units in Dallas County with a mortgage: 279,032 (5,880 second mortgage, 10,392 home equity loan, 881 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 177,211

Here:

61.2% with mortgage
State:

57.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dallas County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant615,8491,672
Catholic446,99657
Mainline Protestant166,224240
Other147,445174
Black Protestant69,831174
Orthodox8,81319
None912,981-
Dallas County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 392
Dallas County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 25
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 275
This county:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 673
Dallas County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1,603
This county:

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dallas County:

8.8%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Dallas County:

27.1%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.0%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Dallas County:

Average size of farms: 122 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $26,009
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $579.57
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 71.41%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 11.62%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $24,143
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 32.49%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.30%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $23,414
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.60%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.51
Corn for grain: 4624 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5500 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2810 harvested acres
Vegetables: 28 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 319 acres

Tornado activity:

Dallas County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 14996808.9 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Dallas County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 231.4 miles away from Dallas County center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 130.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 144.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 425.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 165.7 miles away from Dallas County center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 142.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Severe Winter Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 2016 to January 21, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4255: February 09, 2016, FEMA Id: 4255, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4223: May 29, 2015, FEMA Id: 4223, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3294: September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: 3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 07, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3290: August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: 3290, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Dean, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 05, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3277: August 18, 2007, FEMA Id: 3277, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia, Incident Period: February 01, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3171: February 01, 2003, FEMA Id: 3171, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Dallas County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Fires: 4, Winds: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (56%)
  • El Salvador (7%)
  • India (6%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Honduras (2%)
  • Nigeria (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dallas County (%):

  • American (4%)
  • English (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • Nigerian (1%)

Dallas County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,295,128 (81.3%)
  • Carpooled: 157,447 (9.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 24,916 (1.6%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 803 (0.1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6,868 (0.4%)
  • Railroad: 7,360 (0.5%)
  • Ferryboat: 181 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 23,914 (1.5%)
  • Bicycle: 1,907 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 18,946 (1.2%)
  • Worked at home: 55,931 (3.5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Dallas County, Texas in 2000:

  • 8,845 people in nursing homes
  • 8,632 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4,481 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,772 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2,343 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 1,358 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 1,302 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 1,104 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 936 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 607 people in other group homes
  • 390 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 348 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 283 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 211 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 184 people in religious group quarters
  • 168 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 142 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 123 people in halfway houses
  • 89 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 64 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 60 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 52 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 41 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in institutions for the blind
  • 6 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

People in group quarters in Dallas County, Texas in 2010:

  • 7,214 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6,380 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 5,424 people in college/university student housing
  • 4,238 people in state prisons
  • 1,821 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 1,781 people in federal prisons
  • 756 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 622 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 597 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 498 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 478 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 259 people in federal detention centers
  • 180 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 87 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 38 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 14 people in military disciplinary barracks and jails
  • 11 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,334.

7.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
Texas average:

7.14%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($506 average AGI)
Dallas County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

4.41% relocated from other counties in Texas ($24,961 average AGI)
2.66% relocated from other states ($17,943 average AGI)
Dallas County:

2.66%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tarrant County, TX  1.06% ($36,856 average AGI)
from Collin County, TX  0.90% ($47,055)
from Denton County, TX  0.68% ($39,830)
from Harris County, TX  0.20% ($44,921)
from Ellis County, TX  0.15% ($33,353)
from Kaufman County, TX  0.13% ($34,851)
from Travis County, TX  0.13% ($43,896)


6.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,785 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Texas average:

6.69%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($584 average AGI)
Dallas County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.10%

4.80% relocated to other counties in Texas ($30,183 average AGI)
2.00% relocated to other states ($15,018 average AGI)
Dallas County:

2.00%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tarrant County, TX  1.10% ($38,236 average AGI)
to Collin County, TX  1.10% ($51,489)
to Denton County, TX  0.81% ($46,374)
to Harris County, TX  0.20% ($48,097)
to Ellis County, TX  0.17% ($43,020)
to Kaufman County, TX  0.16% ($40,938)
to Rockwall County, TX  0.14% ($52,085)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 17.0

Births per 1000 population in Dallas County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Dallas County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Dallas County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 29.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dallas County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dallas County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 223,184 (184,770 aged, 38,414 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 169,899 (25%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Dallas County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (13,236)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (12,211)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (11,697)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (9,300)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (7,706)
  • Unspecified dementia (7,275)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (6,932)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (6,341)
  • Congestive heart failure (5,022)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (4,429)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.83
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,922
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 277
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36,445

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,896
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 620
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 52
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 93

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 7,337

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 113.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 83.8
  • Cut/Pierce - 7.3
  • Suffocation - 2.2
  • Other - 20.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 91.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 50.4
  • Poisoning - 18.7
  • Suffocation - 15.9
  • Fall - 2.6
  • Cut/Pierce - 1.6
  • Other - 2.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,574,984
  • In family households: 2,138,032 (293,899 male householders, 305,465 female householders)
    397,566 spouses, 840,666 children (797,570 natural, 11,350 adopted, 31,746 stepchildren), 85,071 grandchildren, 37,452 brothers or sisters, 49,833 parents, 71,020 other relatives, 57,060 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 407,080 (161,910 male householders (123,246 living alone)), 163,515 female householders (139,609 living alone)), 81,655 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 29,872

Size of family households: 216,933 2-persons, 143,977 3-persons, 122,165 4-persons, 68,374 5-persons, 27,464 6-persons, 20,451 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 262,855 1-person, 54,586 2-persons, 6,001 3-persons, 1,498 4-persons, 395 5-persons, 40 6-persons, 50 7-or-more-persons.

367,157 married couples with children.
221,887 single-parent households (42,662 men, 179,225 women).

56.3% of residents of Dallas speak English at home.
35.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
2.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
4.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $12,174,161,000 ($5,305 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,603,379,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $3,476,275,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $2,035,616,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $24,127,000
Federal grants: $1,706,000,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,194,096,000 ($2,227,909,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,738,048,000 ($203,733,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $27,183,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,269,818,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,061,988,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 224,067
Here:

97 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 73,031
Here:

32 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +145,990
Here:

+63 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -207,389
Here -90 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Dallas County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 234.57 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 23,629
  • 2010 to 2013: 32,516
  • 2000 to 2009: 121,938
  • 1990 to 1999: 117,115
  • 1980 to 1989: 185,486
  • 1970 to 1979: 184,051
  • 1960 to 1969: 137,088
  • 1950 to 1959: 121,825
  • 1940 to 1949: 43,979
  • 1939 or earlier: 35,433
Note: State values scaled to Dallas population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dallas County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dallas County population
  • 1 room: 1,726
  • 2 rooms: 1,411
  • 3 rooms: 8,555
  • 4 rooms: 36,971
  • 5 rooms: 96,016
  • 6 rooms: 110,338
  • 7 rooms: 75,804
  • 8 rooms: 58,346
  • 9+ rooms: 67,076
  • 1 room: 23,146
  • 2 rooms: 44,983
  • 3 rooms: 126,567
  • 4 rooms: 127,293
  • 5 rooms: 77,820
  • 6 rooms: 38,894
  • 7 rooms: 17,544
  • 8 rooms: 7,341
  • 9+ rooms: 4,958
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dallas County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dallas County population
  • no bedroom: 2,056
  • 1 bedroom: 6,448
  • 2 bedrooms: 62,703
  • 3 bedrooms: 238,914
  • 4 bedrooms: 120,550
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25,572
  • no bedroom: 24,193
  • 1 bedroom: 167,854
  • 2 bedrooms: 169,775
  • 3 bedrooms: 86,595
  • 4 bedrooms: 17,613
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,516
Cars and other vehicles available in Dallas County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dallas County population
  • no vehicle: 8,983
  • 1 vehicle: 109,086
  • 2 vehicles: 193,921
  • 3 vehicles: 98,454
  • 4 vehicles: 34,197
  • 5+ vehicles: 11,602
  • no vehicle: 52,672
  • 1 vehicle: 228,816
  • 2 vehicles: 147,020
  • 3 vehicles: 30,788
  • 4 vehicles: 6,967
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,283

84% of Dallas County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Texas.

Dallas County:

84.2%
State average:

84.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,406,048
  • Other state: 506,658
  • Northeast: 59,535
  • Midwest: 134,587
  • South: 209,621
  • West: 102,915

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dallas County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (57.3%)
  • Electricity (41.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Electricity (81.7%)
  • Utility gas (17.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 20,737
Here:

6.7%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 9,840
Here:

7.0%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 22,267
Here:

18.8%
Texas:

15.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Dallas County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Hospitals: $38,514,000
    General Public Buildings: $32,797,000
    Regular Highways: $20,747,000
    Parking Facilities: $3,826,000
    Sewerage: $963,000
    Housing and Community Development: $956,000
    General - Other: $358,000
    Correctional Institutions: $74,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $69,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $54,000
    Police Protection: $35,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000
    Health - Other: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $960,539,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $80,301,000
    Correctional Institutions: $74,393,000
    Health - Other: $41,770,000
    General - Other: $35,725,000
    Central Staff Services: $34,310,000
    Police Protection: $31,792,000
    Housing and Community Development: $30,901,000
    General Public Buildings: $24,458,000
    Corrections - Other: $24,156,000
    Regular Highways: $17,555,000
    Financial Administration: $15,941,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,580,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,402,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,693,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $2,316,000
    Libraries: $674,000
    Solid Waste Management: $125,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $101,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $159,006,000
    Corporate Bonds: $45,054,000
    Benefit Payments: $9,754,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $9,375,000
    Withdrawals: $3,622,000
    Other Investments - Other: $2,025,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,757,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $11,090,000
    General - Other: $6,064,000
    Regular Highways: $4,936,000
    General Public Building: $2,906,000
    Police Protection: $443,000
    Health - Other: $428,000
    Central Staff Services: $231,000
    Financial Administration: $210,000
    Libraries: $56,000
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000
    Corrections - Other: $21,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $13,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $589,084,000

Dallas County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $545,391,000
    All Other: $57,306,000
    Regular Highways: $3,058,000
    Parking Facilities: $2,503,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $26,552,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $13,188,000
    From Parent Local Government: $13,147,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,377,000
    All Other: $113,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $11,742,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $36,811,000
    Interest Earnings: $29,425,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $24,379,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $18,236,000
    Rents: $2,091,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $150,307,000
    All Other: $37,696,000
    Housing and Community Development: $25,971,000
    Health and Hospitals: $18,505,000
    Highways: $233,000
  • Tax - Property: $596,985,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $39,835,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $9,130,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,955,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $435,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $28,000

Dallas County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $244,946,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $233,458,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $228,950,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $177,731,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $68,687,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $27,724,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,960,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,728,000

Dallas County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $236,816,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $66,355,000
    Total Federal Securities: $32,672,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $402,860,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $275,196,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 44,062
  • Number of aged recipients: 7,319
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 36,743
  • Number of recipients under 18: 9,133
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 23,887
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 11,042
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 13,246
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 20,177
Dallas County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Dallas County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 484 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8,372$132,7479,392$212,70521,835$204,6921,151$68,75480$3,956,3002,500$125,780110$37,027
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED456$125,342797$217,4092,402$174,912337$41,6656$9,977,500220$123,17344$42,795
APPLICATIONS DENIED1,657$119,0082,012$175,1479,518$167,3252,523$34,35220$8,223,7501,110$110,722174$41,546
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1,178$128,5781,426$219,0445,285$179,472423$75,2138$5,099,125543$110,87129$40,759
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS249$121,450333$253,3991,543$185,483205$52,1120$0181$121,9677$115,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 388 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,538$195,382709$193,22716$114,3750$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED480$191,058288$191,96961$122,3930$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED207$204,357173$218,3704$85,5001$216,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN78$211,01387$188,2071$191,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS67$166,88120$171,70023$94,3910$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Dallas County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8,76678.1 years
James8,43270.3 years
John7,73772.7 years
William7,41873.3 years
Robert5,89870.2 years
Charles4,23970.6 years
George3,53374.2 years
Dorothy3,24375.2 years
Willie3,22274.1 years
Helen2,57778.1 years
Most common last names in Dallas County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4,96673.8 years
Johnson3,78871.9 years
Williams3,74172.3 years
Jones3,34873.4 years
Brown2,64973.1 years
Davis2,50372.9 years
Moore1,90473.9 years
Jackson1,78371.7 years
Taylor1,75073.1 years
Wilson1,70073.0 years
Businesses in Dallas County, TX
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness16JoS. A. Bank11
7-Eleven106Jones New York41
99 Cents Only Stores7Journeys8
ALDI15Justice11
ALDO4KFC41
AMF Bowling5Knights Inn1
AT&T60Kohl's9
Abercrombie & Fitch3Kroger33
Abercrombie Kids3LA Fitness12
Academy Sports + Outdoors5La Quinta20
Ace Hardware10La-Z-Boy2
Aeropostale9Lane Bryant10
Albertsons19Lane Furniture45
American Eagle Outfitters9LensCrafters9
Ann Taylor10Little Caesars Pizza39
Apple Store3Long John Silver's18
Applebee's11Lowe's13
Arby's26Macy's9
Ashley Furniture2MainStay1
Audi2Marriott43
AutoZone66Marshalls9
Avenue8MasterBrand Cabinets27
BMW1Maurices1
Bakers5Mazda3
Bally Total Fitness6McDonald's133
Banana Republic4Men's Wearhouse11
Barnes & Noble8Microtel2
Baskin-Robbins12Motel 614
Bath & Body Works15Motherhood Maternity17
Bebe3New Balance15
Bed Bath & Beyond8New York & Co5
Ben & Jerry's1Nike128
Bentleymotors.Com1Nissan6
Best Western11Nordstrom4
Blockbuster39Office Depot20
Brooks Brothers2OfficeMax11
Brookstone6Old Navy9
Budget Car Rental13Olive Garden8
Burger King46On The Border12
Buybuy BABY1Outback8
CVS75Outback Steakhouse8
Cache4Pac Sun6
CarMax3Panda Express19
Carl\s Jr.8Panera Bread10
Casual Male XL5Papa John's Pizza15
Catherines7Payless40
Charlotte Russe6Penske26
Chevrolet12PetSmart16
Chick-Fil-A31Pier 1 Imports11
Chico's8Pizza Hut54
Chipotle22Plato's Closet4
Chuck E. Cheese's8Popeyes37
Church's Chicken48Pottery Barn2
Cinnabon 8Pottery Barn Kids1
Circle K4Qdoba Mexican Grill4
Clarks3Quality3
Cold Stone Creamery3Quiznos28
Coldwater Creek4RadioShack45
ColorTyme2Red Lobster6
Comfort Inn6Red Robin2
Comfort Suites8Red Roof Inn2
Costco4Rodeway Inn1
Cracker Barrel3Rooms To Go3
Crate & Barrel3Ruby Tuesday1
Crossland Economy Studios2Rue214
Curves20Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing3
DHL29SAS Shoes6
Dairy Queen9SONIC Drive-In102
Days Inn5Safeway38
Decora Cabinetry6Saks Fifth Avenue1
Dennys20Sam's Club10
Discount Tire24Sears25
Domino's Pizza25Sephora6
DressBarn6Sheraton4
Dressbarn6Skechers USA2
Dunkin Donuts5Sleep Inn1
Econo Lodge2Soma Intimates2
Eddie Bauer1Spencer Gifts4
Ethan Allen2Sprint Nextel35
Express10Staples12
Extended Stay America2Starbucks133
Extended Stay Deluxe5Steak 'n Shake6
Famous Footwear8Studio 65
Fashion Bug1Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
FedEx400Subaru2
Finish Line8Suburban1
Firestone Complete Auto Care39Subway102
Foot Locker16Super 812
Ford10T-Mobile126
Forever 215T.G.I. Driday's9
Fredericks Of Hollywood2T.J.Maxx5
GNC29Taco Bell56
GameStop49Talbots6
Gap10Target21
Goodwill4The Cheesecake Factory1
Gymboree8The Limited4
H&M1The Room Place5
H&R Block91Torrid1
Havertys Furniture6Toyota9
Haworth3Toys"R"Us16
Hawthorn1True Value1
Hilton30U-Haul78
Hobby Lobby6UPS392
Holiday Inn36Urban Outfitters2
Hollister Co.7Vans18
Home Depot22Verizon Wireless18
Homestead Studio Suites7Victoria's Secret10
Honda6Volkswagen6
Hot Topic6Vons38
Houlihan's2Waffle House16
Hyatt12Walgreens52
IHOP20Walmart34
InTown Suites6Wendy's63
J. Jill2Westin3
J.Crew4Wet Seal2
JCPenney6Whole Foods Market6
Jack In The Box73YMCA16
Jamba Juice7Z Gallerie2
Jimmy John's26

Dallas County on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"