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The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and the Continental Avenue pedestrian bridge have forged new physical and psychological connections between West Dallas and the rest of the city. Grand new developments are bringing substantial investments into an area long neglected, but the fiercely proud residents would like to remind the rest of us that they’ve been here all along and that they should have a say in what the future holds for this side of town.

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West Dallas Demographics


The 2023 population of West Dallas is estimated to be 57,174.

54.4% of residents are male, 45.6% are female. The median age is 32.8.

53.6% of the West Dallas population are White, 22.3% are Black, 2.6% are Asian, and 8.6% identify as some other race. 21.5% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 5.6% have earned a master's degree, 1.9% have a professional school degree, 0.8% have a doctorate, and 15.6% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 20224. The average household size is 3.07.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $60,745.

92% of residents are employed and 8% are unemployed. 18749 are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 28 minutes.


46.7% of West Dallas homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $231,645

38% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 17.9 years. The average renter has been in the same home 8.3 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1978.


West Dallas includes portions of these police sectors: 510, 420

Throughout those sectors from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 518
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 52
Business Burglaries 758
Home Burglaries 355
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 1629
Auto Thefts 935
Business Robberies 149
Robberies of Individuals 345
Shoplifting Incidents 164
Murders 18

West Dallas Real Estate Snapshot

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Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

17.9 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.