Dallas County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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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 2018:2,637,772More data
Estimate 2017:2,622,799 
Estimate 2016:2,592,844 
Estimate 2015:2,558,913 
Estimate 2014:2,520,434 
Estimate 2013:2,484,988 
Estimate 2012:2,455,921 
Estimate 2011:2,408,170 
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:15,945 
Balch Springs city:25,351 
Carrollton city (pt.):56,465 
Cedar Hill city (pt.):47,904 
Cockrell Hill city:4,204 
Combine city (pt.):803 
Coppell city (pt.):40,996 
Dallas city (pt.):1,261,755 
DeSoto city:53,523 
Duncanville city:39,364 
Farmers Branch city:40,209 
Ferris city (pt.):2 
Garland city (pt.):242,116 
Glenn Heights city (pt.):10,201 
Grand Prairie city (pt.):133,746 
Grapevine city (pt.):0 
Highland Park town:9,180 
Hutchins city:5,729 
Irving city:242,242 
Lancaster city:39,477 
Lewisville city (pt.):1,287 
Mesquite city (pt.):142,684 
Ovilla city (pt.):373 
Richardson city (pt.):86,557 
Rowlett city (pt.):58,302 
Sachse city (pt.):17,962 
Seagoville city (pt.):16,853 
Sunnyvale town:6,678 
University Park city:25,182 
Wilmer city:4,766 
Wylie city (pt.):543 
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 - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:40.5%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:66.7%More data
Percent African American Alone:23.5%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:6.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.9%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:28.6%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:22.6%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:26.2%More data
65 and Older:10.7%More data
85 and Older:1.2%More data
Median Age:33.5More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$58,993More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$155,610,208,000More 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, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:78.3% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:30.1% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$68,484More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$66,562 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$64,860 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$63,735 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$62,102 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.7More data
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:5.4 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.243100More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$293,207,000,000More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$245,710,000,000More data
Total Actual Levy:$597,320,552More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2018:$N/AMore data
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
CY 2014:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2017
IH Highways:154.083More data
US Highways:56.113More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:176.244More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:18.870More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.507More data
Frontage Roads:399.406More data
On-System Subtotal:806.223More data
City Streets:7,981.487More data
Certified County Roads:108.784More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:65.215More data
Federal Roads:24.744More data
Off-System Subtotal:8,180.230More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:8,986.453More data
Lane Miles - 2017
IH Highways:1,113.628More data
US Highways:304.711More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:978.964More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:88.327More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:9.042More data
Frontage Roads:882.540More data
On-System Subtotal:3,377.212More data
City Streets:19,256.325More data
Certified County Roads:221.580More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:378.185More data
Federal Roads:49.488More data
Off-System Subtotal:19,905.578More data
County Total:23,282.790More 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):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.