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Dallas’ most walkable live-work-play community, Uptown,  boasts a host of new apartments, trendy bars, hot restaurants, and much of the best shopping in town. Singles in their 20s often dominate the social scene along McKinney Avenue, but it’s mostly professionals on the other side of age 30 who have settled into the townhomes along the tree-lined roads farther north, closer to Knox Street.

What the Locals Say About Uptown

Locals Love

Getting to their favorite neighborhood bars and homes without having to get in a car. Trips on the McKinney Avenue Trolley are even free—though truthfully walking is often faster if you’re in a hurry.

Locals Complain

That the neighborhood’s watering holes and restaurants are too often overrun by the sort of men disparagingly described by reference to a feminine hygiene product.

Fun Fact

“Uptown” was a name invented by the developers who wholly reinvented this neighborhood into the land of polished mid-rises and upscale apartments we see today. Prior to the 2000s, it was generally considered another part of Oak Lawn. Some Oak Lawn loyalists still think it is.

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Uptown Demographics


The 2023 population of Uptown is estimated to be 22,721.

52.7% of residents are male, 47.3% are female. The median age is 31.7.

79.8% of the Uptown population are White, 5.5% are Black, 7.7% are Asian, and 2.3% identify as some other race. 7.0% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 23.2% have earned a master's degree, 11.4% have a professional school degree, 3.0% have a doctorate, and 46.0% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 17213. The average household size is 1.51.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $107,603.

98% of residents are employed and 2% are unemployed. 2963 are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 21 minutes.


2.2% of Uptown homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $433,333

13% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 10.7 years. The average renter has been in the same home 5.1 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 2002.


Uptown includes portions of these police beats: 121, 122, 124, 125

Throughout those beats from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 153
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 8
Business Burglaries 479
Home Burglaries 417
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 3470
Auto Thefts 540
Business Robberies 74
Robberies of Individuals 152
Shoplifting Incidents 236
Murders 2

Uptown Real Estate Snapshot

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Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

10.7 years

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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.