Dallas Neighborhood Guide

Northwest Dallas

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Welcome to Northwest Dallas

If your view of Northwest Dallas is confined to what’s visible from Interstate 35E or LBJ Freeway, you likely won’t appreciate that this section of town has its own collection of tightly knit residential neighborhoods beyond the industrial and warehouse spaces that take up much of the land along the highways. Also found this direction is Love Field and much of the city’s Medical District — both of which are vital to the city’s economic vibrance.



Median Owner-Occupied Home Value


Notable Subdivisions

Neighborhoods of Northwest Dallas

What the Locals Say

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The 2016 population of Northwest Dallas is estimated to be 92,727. That’s a change of +5.7% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +5.3%.

The number of households is 31,537, a change of +5.6% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +5.4%.

The average household size is 2.93.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $44,918 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 28.5% aren’t in the labor force. 21.1% of families live below the poverty line.

Among those employed, 33.0% are blue-collar workers, 42.3% are white-collar workers, and 24.8% 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 1.7.


47.6% of Northwest Dallas homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $223,836

45.5% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 18.1 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 6.8 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1968.


Northwest Dallas includes portions of these police sectors: 510, 520, 530, 550

Throughout those sectors during 2014, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 194
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 63
Business Burglaries 477
Home Burglaries 601
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 2272
Auto Thefts 1162
Business Robberies 83
Robberies of Individuals 363
Shoplifting Incidents 301
Other Thefts 1007
Murders 11
Rapes 76

Real Estate Snapshot

% Owner-Occupied Housing


Avg. Household Size


Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

18.1 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.