Once an independent city just across the Trinity River and southwest of downtown, much of the city’s southern sector has come to be known by the name “Oak Cliff.” Within this zone sit a diverse array of neighborhoods—some more troubled than others, some too-long ignored by City Hall, others among the trendiest in Dallas and attracting residents committed to making them even better.
The 2023 population of Oak Cliff is estimated to be 311,321.
49.4% of residents are male, 50.6% are female. The median age is 35.6.
41.6% of the Oak Cliff population are White, 38.9% are Black, 0.4% are Asian, and 9.5% identify as some other race. 19.1% are of Hispanic heritage.
Among adult residents, 4.1% have earned a master's degree, 1.0% have a professional school degree, 0.7% have a doctorate, and 10.9% have a bachelor’s degree.
The number of households is 115742. The average household size is 2.88.
The median household income is $48,555.
93% of residents are employed and 7% are unemployed. 95749 are not in the labor force.
The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 31 minutes.
57.6% of Oak Cliff homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $168,665
45% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 22.5 years. The average renter has been in the same home 8.2 years.
The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1853.
Oak Cliff includes portions of these police sectors: 410, 450, 440, 750, 740, 710, 730
Throughout those sectors from 2017 to 2023, there were:
|Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence)||4676|
|Aggravated Assaults (family violence)||442|
|Robberies of Individuals||3042|