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Lakewood Heights

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This 100-year-old neighborhood prides itself on its gracefully aging homes and a mix of residents young and old who work to foster a true sense of community in their corner of East Dallas.



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Why I Love Lakewood Heights

By Richard Sheffield

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The 2016 population of Lakewood Heights is estimated to be 2,374. That’s a change of +6.7% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +6.2%.

The number of households is 1,072, a change of +4.9% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +5.5%.

The average household size is 2.21.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $94,521 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 14.7% aren’t in the labor force. 3.4% of families live below the poverty line.

Among those employed, 5.0% are blue-collar workers, 85.4% are white-collar workers, and 9.6% are occupied as service industry or farm workers.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 25.0 minutes. The average number of vehicles per household is 1.7.


72.8% of Lakewood Heights homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $408,067

65.3% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 14.2 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 6.4 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1956.


Lakewood Heights includes portions of these police beats: 142

Throughout those beats during 2014, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 4
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 1
Business Burglaries 17
Home Burglaries 50
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 125
Auto Thefts 25
Business Robberies 1
Robberies of Individuals 9
Shoplifting Incidents 3
Other Thefts 34
Murders 0
Rapes 0
School Passing Grades
2016 STAAR exam passing rates for neighborhood public schools:
Dallas ISD J.L. Long Middle School 69
Dallas ISD Robert E. Lee Elementary 69
Dallas ISD Stonewall Jackson Elementary 91
Dallas ISD Woodrow Wilson High School 79

Real Estate Snapshot

% Owner-Occupied Housing


Avg. Household Size


Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

14.2 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.