Dallas Neighborhood Guide

Northwest Dallas

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Dallas > 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.

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Northwest Dallas Demographics


The 2023 population of Northwest Dallas is estimated to be 118,269.

52.5% of residents are male, 47.5% are female. The median age is 37.7.

64.2% of the Northwest Dallas population are White, 7.9% are Black, 5.5% are Asian, and 14.3% identify as some other race. 22.4% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 10.2% have earned a master's degree, 3.5% have a professional school degree, 2.1% have a doctorate, and 23.2% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 50733. The average household size is 2.7.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $92,232.

95% of residents are employed and 5% are unemployed. 24348 are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 26 minutes.


38.8% of Northwest Dallas homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $428,265

37% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 15.9 years. The average renter has been in the same home 7.6 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1947.


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

Throughout those sectors from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 1372
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 60
Business Burglaries 2878
Home Burglaries 1290
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 5970
Auto Thefts 2883
Business Robberies 561
Robberies of Individuals 1543
Shoplifting Incidents 1225
Murders 34

Northwest Dallas Real Estate Snapshot

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Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

15.9 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.