Dallas County, TX

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2022 Population
2.6M
0.0257% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33.8
0.297% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14%
1.81% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$70,732
8.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$252,200
18.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1.32M
0.933% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Dallas County, TX had a population of 2.6M people with a median age of 33.8 and a median household income of $70,732. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Dallas County, TX declined from 2.6M to 2.6M, a −0.0257% decrease and its median household income grew from $65,011 to $70,732, a 8.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dallas County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (27.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (22.2%), White (Hispanic) (19%), Two+ (Hispanic) (10.9%), and Other (Hispanic) (10.2%).

None of the households in Dallas County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

83.5% of the residents in Dallas County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dallas County, TX are Dallas College (224615) (10,913 degrees awarded in 2022), The University of Texas at Dallas (7,874 degrees), and Southern Methodist University (228246) (4,362 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Dallas County, TX was $252,200, and the homeownership rate was 50.5%.

Most people in Dallas County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Dallas County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Dallas County, TX is home to a population of 2.6M people, from which 83.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 24.5% of Dallas County, TX residents were born outside of the country (639k people).

In 2022, there were 1.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (714k people) in Dallas County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 578k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 495k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

83.5%
2022 Citizenship
83.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 83.5% of Dallas County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Dallas County, TX was 83.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dallas County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    714k ± 1.1k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    578k ± 2.56k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    495k ± 10.2k
41%
Hispanic Population
1.07M people

In 2022, there were 1.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (714k people) in Dallas County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 578k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 495k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

41% of the people in Dallas County, TX are hispanic (1.07M people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Dallas County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

24.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
639k people
24.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
639k people

As of 2022, 24.5% of Dallas County, TX residents (639k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dallas County, TX was 24.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    24,788 ± 1,260
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    22,918 ± 1,631
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    13,905 ± 1,166

Dallas County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Dallas County, TX employs 1.32M people. The largest industries in Dallas County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (142,206 people), Retail Trade (141,224 people), and Construction (138,126 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,391), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,086), and Information ($71,078).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

1.32M
2022 Value
± 10,839
0.933%
1 Year growth
± 1.15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dallas County, TX grew at a rate of 0.933%, from 1.31M employees to 1.32M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dallas County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (151,391 people), Management Occupations (131,227 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (126,201 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dallas County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.32M
2022 Value
± 10,839
0.933%
1 Year growth
± 1.15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dallas County, TX grew at a rate of 0.933%, from 1.31M employees to 1.32M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dallas County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (142,206 people), Retail Trade (141,224 people), and Construction (138,126 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dallas County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Dallas County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,363
Median earning men ± $435
$37,708
Median earning women ± $533

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,176), Information ($75,530), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,962).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($65,437), Public Administration ($58,685), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,253).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 31,422
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 19,538
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 17,714
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Dallas County, TX went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (33.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.05%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Dallas County, TX awarded 33,796 degrees. The student population of Dallas County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 62,810 male students and 77,159 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dallas County, TX are Hispanic or Latino (10,110 and 32.4%), followed by White (9,802 and 31.4%), Black or African American (5,282 and 16.9%), and Asian (3,922 and 12.6%).

The largest universities in Dallas County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Dallas College (224615) (10,913 and 32.3%), The University of Texas at Dallas (7,874 and 23.3%), and Southern Methodist University (228246) (4,362 and 12.9%).

The most popular majors in Dallas County, TX are General Studies (5,270 and 15.6%), General Business Administration & Management (2,004 and 5.93%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (1,078 and 3.19%).

The median tuition costs in Dallas County, TX are $19,520 for private four year colleges, and $7,840 and $20,080 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Dallas County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 73.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 139,969 (44.9% men and 55.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 139,969 students enrolled in Dallas County, TX, 44.9% men and 55.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 44,171 records, of which 59.2% were women and 40.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 605 degrees awarded
  2. 698 degrees awarded
  3. 624 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Dallas County, TX was General Finance with 605 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Dallas County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 10,913 degrees awarded
  2. 7,874 degrees awarded
  3. 4,362 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dallas College (224615) with 10,913 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 14,765 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dallas County, TX, which is 0.776 times less than the 19,031 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 10,110 degrees mean that there were 1.03 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 9,802 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($19,520) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,678) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dallas County, TX was $252,200 in 2022, which is 0.895 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $213,000 to $252,200, a 18.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Dallas County, TX is 50.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Dallas County, TX have an average commute time of 27.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dallas County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Dallas County, TX is $70,732. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Dallas County, TX was Census Tract 73.01 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 76.04 and Census Tract 133, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

In 2022, 20.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Dallas County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.955%.

Property

$252,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,029
$484,698
Median Property Taxes
±$5,845

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dallas County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

50.5%
Homeownership
2022
64.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 50.5% of the housing units in Dallas County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 50.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 73.01
  2. Census Tract 76.04
  3. Census Tract 133

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dallas County, TX was Census Tract 73.01 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 76.04 and Census Tract 133, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Dallas County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$70,732
Median Household Income
± $611
959k
Number of Households
± 8,284

In 2022, the median household income of the 959k households in Dallas County, TX grew to $70,732 from the previous year's value of $65,011.

The following chart displays the households in Dallas County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dallas County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.6%)
  3. Carpooled (11%)

In 2022, 72.5% of workers in Dallas County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.6%) and those who carpooled to work (11%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dallas County, TX have a longer commute time (27.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in Dallas County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Dallas County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dallas County, TX have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 20.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Dallas County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.955%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dallas County, TX (360k out of 2.57M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dallas County, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.1% of the children was living in poverty in Dallas County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 480 in Dallas County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 18.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

78.4% of the population of Dallas County, TX has health coverage, with 44% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 8.35% on Medicare, 9.21% on non-group plans, and 0.855% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Dallas County, TX see 1415 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.6% decrease from the previous year (1438 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1136 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 585 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,415 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dallas County, TX

Primary care physicians in Dallas County, TX see an average of 1,415 patients per year. This represents a 1.6% decrease from the previous year (1,438 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Dallas County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.2% under 18 years, 24.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 11% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

21.6%
Uninsured
44%
Employer Coverage
16%
Medicaid
8.35%
Medicare
9.21%
Non-Group
0.855%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dallas County, TX grew by 1.17% from 21.4% to 21.6%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 54.3 in Dallas County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.1% in Dallas County, TX.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 25.1% in Dallas County, TX.

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