Dallas County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

The information contained in this report was obtained from The County Information Program's on-line database. The data contained in the database are obtained from official sources and are not the product of the CIP. The CIP, therefore, does not expressly or impliedly warrant the accuracy of the data. Questions regarding the accuracy, methodology, etc. should be directed to the original source of the information. The sources may be obtained from the CIP by contacting the County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties at (512) 478-8753.

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2015:2,553,385More data
Estimate 2014:2,519,625 
Estimate 2013:2,485,781 
Estimate 2012:2,456,444 
Estimate 2011:2,409,778 
Census 2010:2,368,139More data
Census 2000:2,218,899More data
Population of the County Seat (Dallas)
Census 2010:1,197,816 
Census 2000:1,188,580 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Addison town:15,518More data
Balch Springs city:25,210More data
Carrollton city (pt.):54,807More data
Cedar Hill city (pt.):47,918More data
Cockrell Hill city:4,316More data
Combine city (pt.):733More data
Coppell city (pt.):40,349More data
Dallas city (pt.):1,219,339More data
DeSoto city:52,486More data
Duncanville city:39,826More data
Farmers Branch city:32,689More data
Ferris city (pt.):2More data
Garland city (pt.):236,619More data
Glenn Heights city (pt.):9,142More data
Grand Prairie city (pt.):131,018More data
Grapevine city (pt.):0More data
Highland Park town:9,189More data
Hutchins city:5,727More data
Irving city:236,607More data
Lancaster city:38,801More data
Lewisville city (pt.):910More data
Mesquite city (pt.):144,652More data
Ovilla city (pt.):367More data
Richardson city (pt.):79,238More data
Rowlett city (pt.):52,787More data
Sachse city (pt.):16,920More data
Seagoville city (pt.):15,870More data
Sunnyvale town:6,044More data
University Park city:24,759More data
Wilmer city:3,928More data
Wylie city (pt.):465More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:871.3More data
Water Area:37.3More data
Total Area:908.6More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:2,718.00More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:99.31More data
Percent Rural:0.69More data
Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:39.3%More data
Race - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:68.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:23.1%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:5.9%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.7%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:31.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:22.3%More data
Age - 2015 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:26.9%More data
65 and Older:9.7%More data
85 and Older:1.2%More data
Median Age:33.3More data
Per Capita Income - 2014 (BEA):$52,406More data
Total Personal Income - 2014 (BEA):$131,990,698,000More data
Median Household Income - 2014 (Census Bureau):$50,118More data
Poverty - 2014 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:19.3%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:29.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Age 25 and older, Percent high school graduate and higher:77.7% 
Age 25 and older, Percent bachelor's degree or higher:28.7% 
Wages (BEA - Due to reduced funding, this data on average wages is no longer availble from the BEA.)
Average Wage Per Job - 2013:$60,285More data
Average Wage Per Job - 2012:$59,492 
Average Wage Per Job - 2011:$57,891 
Average Wage Per Job - 2010:$56,203 
Average Wage Per Job - 2009:$54,703 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2014:5.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:6.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:7.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2011:8.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2015
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.243100More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$223,926,456,420More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$188,887,834,883More data
Total Actual Levy:$459,186,327More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2015:$N/AMore data
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
CY 2012:$N/A 
CY 2011:$N/A 
INFRASTRUCTURE EXPENDITURES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Road and Bridge - 2013
Note: Due to a lack of instructions on what expenditures to include in the "Texas County Lateral Road and Bridge Expenditures Yearly Report," some counties include expenditures from all funds (accounts) and some include only expenditures from certain funds. Therefore, the data in this section should be used with caution.
County Roads, Construction:$0More data
County Roads, Maintenance:$1,396,901More data
County Roads, Rehabilitation:$0More data
County Bridges, Construction:$0More data
County Bridges, Maintenance:$195,603More data
County Bridges, Rehabilitation:$0More data
Right of Way Acquisition:$0More data
Utility Construction:$0More data
Other Road Expenditures:$3,366,200More data
Total Road and Bridge Expenditures:$4,958,704More data
Centerline and Lane Miles - 2015
Total Centerline Miles:800.4More data
Total Lane Miles:3,359.8More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2014»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Dallas County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Dallas County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Dallas County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Dallas County»

Special Districts in Dallas County.
School Districts in Dallas County.
History of City Tax Rates in Dallas County.

Airports in Dallas County.
Hospitals in Dallas County.
Prisons in Dallas County.