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Wilshire Heights

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Welcome to Wilshire Heights

With strong schools like Stonewall Jackson Elementary and St. Thomas Aquinas — not to mention easy access to the shops and restaurants of nearby Lakewood and Lower Greenville —  the neighborhood’s residents treasure their family-friendly environs in a central location within Dallas.

Population

1,537

Median Owner-Occupied Home Value

$399,896

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Why I Love Wilshire Heights

By Lesly Huffman

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Demographics

Population

The 2016 population of Wilshire Heights is estimated to be 1,537. That’s a change of +6.1% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +5.9%.

The number of households is 733, a change of +4.2% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +5.0%.

The average household size is 2.1.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $95,510 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 27.6% aren’t in the labor force. 8.4% of families live below the poverty line.

Among those employed, 5.4% are blue-collar workers, 86.9% are white-collar workers, and 7.7% 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.

Housing

82.7% of Wilshire Heights homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $399,896

83.0% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 15.4 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 1953.

Crime

Wilshire Heights includes portions of these police beats: 142

Throughout those beats during 2014, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 4
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 1
Business Burglaries 17
Home Burglaries 50
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 125
Auto Thefts 25
Business Robberies 1
Robberies of Individuals 9
Shoplifting Incidents 3
Other Thefts 34
Murders 0
Rapes 0
School Passing Grades
2016 STAAR exam passing rates for neighborhood public schools:
Dallas ISD J.L. Long Middle School 69
Dallas ISD Stonewall Jackson Elementary 91
Dallas ISD Woodrow Wilson High School 79

Real Estate Snapshot

% Owner-Occupied Housing

83.0%

Avg. Household Size

2.1

Number of Households

733

Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

15.4 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.