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.
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“In Deep Ellum, we have the wide sidewalks with trees and shade and old, beautiful buildings, an absolutely walkable environment,” says Brandon Castillo of Deep Ellum Postal & Grocer.
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.
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.
The 2016 population of Deep Ellum - Expo Park is estimated to be 2,621. That’s a change of +9.7% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +6.7%.
The number of households is 1,343, a change of +9.9% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +7.8%.
The average household size is 1.67.
The median household income is $53,659 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 22.8% aren’t in the labor force. 6.5% of families live below the poverty line.
Among those employed, 12.9% are blue-collar workers, 71.0% are white-collar workers, and 16.2% are occupied as service industry or farm workers.
The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 23.0 minutes. The average number of vehicles per household is 1.3.
6.6% of Deep Ellum - Expo Park homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $275,131
6.3% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 12.1 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 5.9 years.
The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1992.
Deep Ellum - Expo Park includes portions of these police beats: 153, 154
Throughout those beats during 2014, there were:
|Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence)||16|
|Aggravated Assaults (family violence)||4|
|Robberies of Individuals||19|
|Dallas ISD Alex W. Spence Talented and Gifted Academy||65|
|Dallas ISD Billy Earl Dade Middle School||53|
|Dallas ISD Ignacio Zaragoza Elementary||67|
|Dallas ISD James Madison High School||51|
|Dallas ISD Martin Luther King Jr. Learning Center||48|
|Dallas ISD North Dallas High School||57|