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Welcome to Hillside

When you’re speeding along Mockingbird Lane just west of White Rock Lake, take a moment to look to the north, and you’ll find this small neighborhood where the residents boast of the natural setting — among creeks and mature trees — of their houses, most of which date from the 1950s and 1960s.



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The 2016 population of Hillside is estimated to be 1,139. That’s a change of +4.9% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +5.1%.

The number of households is 604, a change of +5.6% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +5.5%.

The average household size is 1.89.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $76,172 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 32.5% aren’t in the labor force. 8.4% of families live below the poverty line.

Among those employed, 4.9% are blue-collar workers, 89.1% are white-collar workers, and 6.0% are occupied as service industry or farm workers.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 24.0 minutes. The average number of vehicles per household is 1.7.


69.3% of Hillside homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $339,568

78.5% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 15.7 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 7.0 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1958.


Hillside includes portions of these police beats: 219

Throughout those beats during 2014, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 2
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 2
Business Burglaries 31
Home Burglaries 47
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 113
Auto Thefts 28
Business Robberies 6
Robberies of Individuals 11
Shoplifting Incidents 18
Other Thefts 58
Murders 0
Rapes 3
School Passing Grades
2016 STAAR exam passing rates for neighborhood public schools:
Dallas ISD J.L. Long Middle School 69
Dallas ISD Lakewood Elementary 95
Dallas ISD Woodrow Wilson High School 79

Real Estate Snapshot

% Owner-Occupied Housing


Avg. Household Size


Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

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