Dallas County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2021:2,586,050More data
Census 2020:2,613,539More data
Census 2010:2,368,139More data
Census 2000:2,218,899More data
Population of the County Seat (Dallas)
Census 2020:1,304,379 
Census 2010:1,197,816 
Census 2000:1,188,580 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN DALLAS COUNTY - 2021 Estimates (Census Bureau)
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:17,012More data
Balch Springs city:27,160More data
Carrollton city (pt.):50,688More data
Cedar Hill city (pt.):47,923More data
Cockrell Hill city:3,719More data
Combine city (pt.):870More data
Coppell city (pt.):41,201More data
Dallas city (pt.):1,207,545More data
DeSoto city:55,729More data
Duncanville city:39,797More data
Farmers Branch city:36,442More data
Ferris city (pt.):3More data
Garland city (pt.):241,868More data
Glenn Heights city (pt.):12,064More data
Grand Prairie city (pt.):125,377More data
Grapevine city (pt.):0More data
Highland Park town:8,747More data
Hutchins city:5,566More data
Irving city:254,198More data
Lancaster city:40,728More data
Lewisville city (pt.):1,309More data
Mesquite city (pt.):147,518More data
Ovilla city (pt.):291More data
Richardson city (pt.):77,248More data
Rowlett city (pt.):55,903More data
Sachse city (pt.):18,287More data
Seagoville city (pt.):18,782More data
Sunnyvale town:8,062More data
University Park city:24,849More data
Wilmer city:5,332More data
Wylie city (pt.):1,465More data
GENERAL INFORMATION
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:873.1More data
Water Area:35.5More data
Total Area:908.5More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:2,993.57More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:99.31More data
Percent Rural:0.69More data
DEMOGRAPHICS
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:41.4%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:66.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:23.8%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:7.0%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:27.2%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:22.8%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:25.5%More data
65 and Older:11.5%More data
85 and Older:1.1%More data
Median Age:34.1More data
Income
Per Capita Income - 2020 (BEA):$65,401More data
Total Personal Income - 2020 (BEA):$172,389,791,000More data
Median Household Income - 2020 (Census Bureau):$65,770More data
Poverty - 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:13.7%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:20.1%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:80.3% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:32.5% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$78,980More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$75,038 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$71,047 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$68,484 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$66,562 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2021:5.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2020:7.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.0 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.227946More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$353,646,601,960More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$299,967,211,924More data
Total Actual Levy:$683,763,261More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2021:$N/AMore data
CY 2020:$N/A 
CY 2019:$N/A 
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN DALLAS COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2020
IH Highways:154.146More data
US Highways:56.119More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:172.269More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:18.870More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.507More data
Frontage Roads:411.740More data
On-System Subtotal:814.651More data
City Streets:7,989.844More data
Certified County Roads:103.296More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:65.216More data
Federal Roads:24.744More data
Off-System Subtotal:8,183.100More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:8,997.751More data
Lane Miles - 2020
IH Highways:1,115.574More data
US Highways:303.214More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:1,007.463More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:92.039More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:7.440More data
Frontage Roads:912.702More data
On-System Subtotal:3,438.432More data
City Streets:19,256.545More data
Certified County Roads:210.604More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:336.872More data
Federal Roads:49.488More data
Off-System Subtotal:19,853.509More data
County Total:23,291.941More data
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL DATA
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2020»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2020»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Dallas County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.
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Prisons in Dallas County.