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 2017:2,618,148More data
Estimate 2016:2,587,462 
Estimate 2015:2,554,233 
Estimate 2014:2,517,417 
Estimate 2013:2,483,807 
Estimate 2012:2,454,781 
Estimate 2011:2,408,133 
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:15,458More data
Balch Springs city:25,357More data
Carrollton city (pt.):55,993More data
Cedar Hill city (pt.):48,150More data
Cockrell Hill city:4,251More data
Combine city (pt.):788More data
Coppell city (pt.):41,119More data
Dallas city (pt.):1,258,325More data
DeSoto city:53,568More data
Duncanville city:39,487More data
Farmers Branch city:37,088More data
Ferris city (pt.):2More data
Garland city (pt.):237,647More data
Glenn Heights city (pt.):10,071More data
Grand Prairie city (pt.):133,525More data
Grapevine city (pt.):0More data
Highland Park town:9,208More data
Hutchins city:5,627More data
Irving city:240,373More data
Lancaster city:39,386More data
Lewisville city (pt.):1,256More data
Mesquite city (pt.):143,818More data
Ovilla city (pt.):377More data
Richardson city (pt.):83,701More data
Rowlett city (pt.):55,286More data
Sachse city (pt.):17,897More data
Seagoville city (pt.):16,690More data
Sunnyvale town:6,491More data
University Park city:25,201More data
Wilmer city:4,136More data
Wylie city (pt.):522More 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 - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:40.2%More data
Race - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:66.9%More data
Percent African American Alone:23.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:6.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.9%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:29.2%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:22.5%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:26.4%More data
65 and Older:10.5%More data
85 and Older:1.2%More data
Median Age:33.5More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$55,859More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$146,247,979,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$56,732More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.8%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:22.1%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:78.0% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:29.7% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$66,565More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$64,860 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$63,735 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$62,102 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$60,177 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.8More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:5.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:6.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.243100More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$266,283,725,220More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$224,311,466,336More data
Total Actual Levy:$545,301,175More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$N/AMore data
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:154.133More data
US Highways:56.244More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:177.145More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:18.969More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.433More data
Frontage Roads:392.513More data
On-System Subtotal:800.437More data
City Streets:7,978.144More data
Certified County Roads:108.677More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:65.213More data
Federal Roads:24.747More data
Off-System Subtotal:8,176.781More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:8,977.218More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:1,106.752More data
US Highways:305.173More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:982.042More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:88.994More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:8.598More data
Frontage Roads:868.236More data
On-System Subtotal:3,359.795More data
City Streets:19,236.052More data
Certified County Roads:221.150More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:378.277More data
Federal Roads:49.494More data
Off-System Subtotal:19,884.973More data
County Total:23,244.768More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
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.