Dallas Neighborhood Guide

East Dallas

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Welcome to East Dallas

Residents of the area between Northwest Highway and Interstate 30 to the east of U.S. Highway 75 in Dallas fancy themselves a world apart from the glamorous clichés of North Dallas, preferring a more laidback lifestyle but with big-city attractions still close at hand.



Median Owner-Occupied Home Value


Notable Subdivisions

Neighborhoods of East Dallas

What the Locals Say

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The 2016 population of East Dallas is estimated to be 144,008. That’s a change of +5.8% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +5.5%.

The number of households is 60,267, a change of +6.1% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +5.7%.

The average household size is 2.38.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $55,783 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 28.7% aren’t in the labor force. 16.6% of families live below the poverty line.

Among those employed, 18.7% are blue-collar workers, 61.4% are white-collar workers, and 19.9% are occupied as service industry or farm workers.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 29.0 minutes. The average number of vehicles per household is 1.6.


56.6% of East Dallas homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $231,335

54.7% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 16.6 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 6.8 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1966.


East Dallas includes portions of these police sectors: 110, 210, 230, 240

Throughout those sectors during 2014, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 239
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 168
Business Burglaries 456
Home Burglaries 1119
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 2001
Auto Thefts 837
Business Robberies 73
Robberies of Individuals 470
Shoplifting Incidents 598
Other Thefts 1159
Murders 10
Rapes 68

Real Estate Snapshot

% Owner-Occupied Housing


Avg. Household Size


Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

16.6 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. School STAAR exam passing rates from Texas Education Agency.