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Dallas, TX

Dallas leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress
1,318,810
Dallas Population7
$
40,370
Median Income6
5.2
%
Unemployment Rate19
 

City Score

 

Population

Since 2010, the population of Dallas has grown 78% faster than the national average, partially driven by the segment of the population that is 65- to 74-year olds which grew by 42%

Age

32.7
Median Age7
11.1
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Dallas residents are predominantly Hispanic/Mexican and the city is becoming less diverse as the Hispanic community has grown by 11.5% since 2010, while the white community, 2nd largest in the city, has shrunk by 40.7%

Race

42.3
%
Texas Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Dallas has hot summers, mild winters, little rainfall, and almost no snow. The temperature drops to 32°F or below only 31 days per year, but reaches 90°F or above 103 days per year with an average temperature in July of 85°F

Weather

22
%
Chance of Rain11
61
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature43

 

Housing

The average home value in Dallas increased by 67% since 2010 which is 25% higher than the national average and 13% higher than the state average

Rent

$
1,700
Monthly Average12
59
%
Renters44

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Dallas is a low tax location with no state or local income tax, but sales tax 20% higher than the national average and property tax 62% higher than the national average.

Other

1.81
%
Property Tax23
8.25
%
Sales Tax21
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax23

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)45

 

Employment

Dallas has a high employment rate of 95% which is 1% higher than the national average. The largest employers are AT&T and Tenet Healthcare

Income

23.3
%
<$25,0006
13.5
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry19

 

Politics

Dallas leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results46

Representatives

Mayor30 Eric Johnson
Democratic
House of Representative30 Eddie Bernice Johnson
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Baylor Scott & White Heart & Vascular Hospital - Dallas, is 0.7 miles from the center of Dallas, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, VA North Texas Health Care System - Dallas VA Medical Center, is 6.9 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Baylor University Medical Center, is 0.9 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical31 CBD Oil Only
Decriminalized31 No
 

Safety

In Texas, 35.5% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 41.7% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks32
No
Permit to Purchase Law32

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#79 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche33
#10 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report34
#92 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche35
#21 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report36
#65 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub37
#96 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades38
 

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