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West Dallas

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Welcome to West Dallas

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.

Population

29,381

Median Owner-Occupied Home Value

$85,770

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Demographics

Population

The 2016 population of West Dallas is estimated to be 29,381. That’s a change of +10.0% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +7.7%.

The number of households is 8,136, a change of +10.9% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +8.1%.

The average household size is 3.57.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $31,804 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 40.4% aren’t in the labor force. 30.9% of families live below the poverty line.

Among those employed, 40.1% are blue-collar workers, 36.9% are white-collar workers, and 22.9% are occupied as service industry or farm workers.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 28.0 minutes. The average number of vehicles per household is 1.7.

Housing

75.9% of West Dallas homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $85,770

54.2% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 18.0 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 7.9 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1980.

Crime

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

Throughout those sectors during 2014, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 139
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 41
Business Burglaries 227
Home Burglaries 169
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 924
Auto Thefts 397
Business Robberies 30
Robberies of Individuals 102
Shoplifting Incidents 31
Other Thefts 716
Murders 4
Rapes 42

Real Estate Snapshot

% Owner-Occupied Housing

54.2%

Avg. Household Size

3.57

Number of Households

8,136

Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

18.0 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.