Dallas Neighborhood Guide

Southeast Dallas

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Welcome to Southeast Dallas

Home both to some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods and its most beautiful bits of nature, Southeast Dallas has been an area too often ignored at City Hall. But recent investment in the Great Trinity Forest and the highlighting of other natural treasures within Dallas’ borders is helping to raise awareness citywide of the resources to be found here.



Median Owner-Occupied Home Value


Notable Subdivisions

Neighborhoods of Southeast Dallas

What the Locals Say

Don’t Miss the Trinity Audubon Center

Built on what was formerly an illegal dumping ground, the Trinity River Audubon Center is 10 minutes and a world away from downtown Dallas. The main building, with its interactive exhibits and nature store, overlooks 120 acres of wilderness. It is built from local and recycled materials such as bamboo, wool, cotton, and cork. The windows tilt inward to prevent birds from crashing into them.



The 2016 population of Southeast Dallas is estimated to be 167,167. That’s a change of +9.1% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +7.5%.

The number of households is 46,699, a change of +7.9% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +7.1%.

The average household size is 3.57.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $37,233 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 37.2% aren’t in the labor force. 27.3% of families live below the poverty line.

Among those employed, 41.2% are blue-collar workers, 36.3% are white-collar workers, and 22.5% are occupied as service industry or farm workers.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 34.0 minutes. The average number of vehicles per household is 1.8.


71.9% of Southeast Dallas homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $85,233

60.6% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 16.3 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 7.2 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1975.


Southeast Dallas includes portions of these police sectors: 730, 310, 320, 330, 340, 350

Throughout those sectors during 2014, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 694
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 391
Business Burglaries 694
Home Burglaries 1851
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 2010
Auto Thefts 1486
Business Robberies 142
Robberies of Individuals 726
Shoplifting Incidents 388
Other Thefts 1436
Murders 37
Rapes 135

Real Estate Snapshot

% Owner-Occupied Housing


Avg. Household Size


Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

16.3 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.