Dallas Neighborhood Guide

Oak Cliff

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Dallas > Oak Cliff

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.

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Population

311,321

Median Owner-Occupied Home Value

$168,665

Oak Cliff Demographics

Population

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 is 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.

Income & Employment

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.

Housing

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.

Crime

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
Business Burglaries 4031
Home Burglaries 4327
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 9508
Auto Thefts 3876
Business Robberies 1666
Robberies of Individuals 3042
Shoplifting Incidents 1594
Murders 123

Oak Cliff Real Estate Snapshot

% Owner-Occupied Housing

45%

Avg. Household Size

2.88

Number of Households

115742

Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

22.5 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.