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Medical District

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Home to several of Dallas’ most important hospitals and research institutions, including UT Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital, and Children’s Medical Center Dallas, recent years have brought new housing to the neighborhood that largely serves the professionals who work in the Medical District.

What the Locals Say About Medical District

Locals Love

The community is made up of mostly doctors and nurses who work in the area, which is growing to accommodate locals with new restaurants and entertainment options. A majority of the housing includes luxury apartment and condo complexes and new construction.

Locals Complain

The area can feel like an industrial landscape. There are plans underway to update the area, providing more places to eat, additional greenery, better pedestrian infrastructure, and entertainment.

Fun Fact

The area is home to several of the best medical facilities in the world including: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Children’s Health, and Parkland Health and Hospital System.

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Medical District Demographics


The 2023 population of Medical District is estimated to be 2,461.

56.9% of residents are male, 43.1% are female. The median age is 41.

47.3% of the Medical District population are White, 35.5% are Black, 8.7% are Asian, and 3.3% identify as some other race. 8.5% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 14.1% have earned a master's degree, 8.0% have a professional school degree, 3.1% have a doctorate, and 27.6% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 1206. The average household size is 1.62.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $56,792.

96% of residents are employed and 4% are unemployed. 635 are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 23 minutes.


0% of the homes are owner-occupied.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 2010.


Medical District includes portions of these police beats: 513, 514, 541

Throughout those beats from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 84
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 2
Business Burglaries 148
Home Burglaries 56
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 432
Auto Thefts 175
Business Robberies 33
Robberies of Individuals 33
Shoplifting Incidents 122
Murders 0

Medical District Real Estate Snapshot

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Sources: Demographic data pulled from Nielsen SiteReports and represents sampling based on most recent U.S. Census estimates. Crime data provided by local police departments.