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Deep Ellum – Expo Park

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Long the heart of the Dallas music scene, Deep Ellum is still better known for its nightlife than as a place to call home. After plenty of ups and downs during the past few decades, the neighborhood is in the midst of another renaissance. To its east, towards Fair Park along Exposition Avenue, Expo Park has only recently begun to develop its own identity.

What the Locals Say About Deep Ellum – Expo Park

Locals Complain

That a few violent incidents long past have saddled Deep Ellum with a reputation as a dangerous place to visit at night, even though crime has been on the decline.

Known For

Being an entertainment district home to some of the city’s top music venues, bars, and restaurants. Oh, and it’s where seemingly every photographer goes to shoot gritty, urban backdrops.

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Deep Ellum – Expo Park Demographics


The 2023 population of Deep Ellum - Expo Park is estimated to be 2,397.

51.2% of residents are male, 48.8% are female. The median age is 35.9.

58.7% of the Deep Ellum - Expo Park population are White, 27.3% are Black, 2.3% are Asian, and 8.2% identify as some other race. 11.6% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 5.6% have earned a master's degree, 1.2% have a professional school degree, 0.5% have a doctorate, and 27.8% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 1193. The average household size is 1.41.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $58,786.

95% of residents are employed and 5% are unemployed. 820 are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 23 minutes.


13.1% of Deep Ellum - Expo Park homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $78,000

12% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 34 years. The average renter has been in the same home 5 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1990.


Deep Ellum - Expo Park includes portions of these police beats: 153, 154

Throughout those beats from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 202
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 4
Business Burglaries 206
Home Burglaries 41
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 1217
Auto Thefts 145
Business Robberies 12
Robberies of Individuals 168
Shoplifting Incidents 32
Murders 6

Deep Ellum – Expo Park Real Estate Snapshot

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Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

34 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.