Once an independent city just across the Trinity River and southwest of downtown, much of the city’s southern sector has come to be known by the name “Oak Cliff.” Within this zone sit a diverse array of neighborhoods — some more troubled than others, some too-long ignored by City Hall, others among the trendiest in Dallas and attracting residents committed to making them even better.
The 2016 population of Oak Cliff is estimated to be 275,381. That’s a change of +6.3% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +5.4%.
The number of households is 90,874, a change of +6.7% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +5.8%.
The average household size is 3.
The median household income is $33,236 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 40.9% aren’t in the labor force. 27.5% of families live below the poverty line.
Among those employed, 34.7% are blue-collar workers, 42.9% are white-collar workers, and 22.4% are occupied as service industry or farm workers.
The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 31.0 minutes. The average number of vehicles per household is 1.5.
62.3% of Oak Cliff homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $93,983
51.2% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 20.2 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 7.3 years.
The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1966.
Oak Cliff includes portions of these police sectors: 410, 450, 440, 750, 740, 710, 730
Throughout those sectors during 2014, there were:
|Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence)||651|
|Aggravated Assaults (family violence)||367|
|Robberies of Individuals||684|