125 years of construction has brought an extraordinary collection of home shapes, sizes, and styles here, from stately old Swiss Avenue to the redevelopment of garden apartments along Gaston Avenue and Live Oak Street. Each of the neighborhood’s historic districts features a unique collection of houses and an equally amazing mixture of neighbors.
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The history on display throughout the neighborhood, and the vibrant street life that turns out each evening — strolling, jogging, biking — to enjoy it.
Jimmy’s Food Store on Bryan Street hosts private tastings in its back room — but you need to be in the know to take advantage.
Old East Dallas isn’t just gracefully aging old homes. In the area between Henderson and Fitzhugh Avenues a new apartment or townhome project springs up seemingly every week — mostly targeting young professionals who couldn’t find space in, or couldn’t afford, Uptown.
The 2016 population of Old East Dallas is estimated to be 37,899. That’s a change of +8.0% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +6.2%.
The number of households is 17,370, a change of +11.6% 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 2.14.
The median household income is $42,864 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 24.6% aren’t in the labor force. 31.1% of families live below the poverty line.
Among those employed, 19.1% are blue-collar workers, 57.1% are white-collar workers, and 23.8% are occupied as service industry or farm workers.
The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 26.0 minutes. The average number of vehicles per household is 1.3.
16.7% of Old East Dallas homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $288,801
20.3% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 14.4 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 6.3 years.
The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1978.
Old East Dallas includes portions of these police beats: 112, 114, 116, 143, 144, 145, 146 154, 155, 156
Throughout those beats during 2014, there were:
|Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence)||83|
|Aggravated Assaults (family violence)||42|
|Robberies of Individuals||137|
|Dallas ISD Alex W. Spence Talented and Gifted Academy||65|
|Dallas ISD Cesar Chavez Learning Center||67|
|Dallas ISD Eduardo Mata Elementary||76|
|Dallas ISD Ignacio Zaragoza Elementary||67|
|Dallas ISD J.L. Long Middle School||69|
|Dallas ISD John F. Kennedy Learning Center||63|
|Dallas ISD Mount Auburn Elementary||58|
|Dallas ISD North Dallas High School||57|
|Dallas ISD Robert E. Lee Elementary||69|
|Dallas ISD William Lipscomb Elementary||69|
|Dallas ISD Woodrow Wilson High School||79|