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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 —  residents of Wilshire Heights treasure their family-friendly environs in a central location within Dallas.

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Wilshire Heights Demographics


The 2023 population of Wilshire Heights is estimated to be 1,040.

48.5% of residents are male, 51.5% are female. The median age is 39.8.

91.0% of the Wilshire Heights population is white, 5.7% are black, 1.0% are Asian, and 0.0% identify as some other race. 2.4% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 17.5% have earned a master's degree, 14.9% have a professional school degree, 3.5% have a doctorate, and 49.2% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 592. The average household size is 1.94.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $147,868.

99% of residents are employed and 1% are unemployed. 239 are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 24 minutes.


75.5% of Wilshire Heights homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $470,000

74% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 10 years. The average renter has been in the same home 3 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1948.


Wilshire Heights includes portions of these police beats: 142

Throughout those beats from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 0
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 1
Business Burglaries 8
Home Burglaries 15
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 51
Auto Thefts 18
Business Robberies 2
Robberies of Individuals 3
Shoplifting Incidents 0
Murders 0

Wilshire Heights Real Estate Snapshot

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Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

10 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.