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Dallas > Oak Cliff > Kiestwood

Welcome to Kiestwood

Kiestwood offers an abundance of vintage charm. Its more than 400 homes were built between 1950 and 1965. The neighborhood’s primary appeal lies in Kiest Park, a 248-acre public park, as well as its proximity to the Bishop Arts District and other amenities of North Oak Cliff, plus quick access to downtown Dallas.



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The 2016 population of Kiestwood is estimated to be 939. That’s a change of +2.3% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +3.1%.

The number of households is 337, a change of +0.8% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +2.4%.

The average household size is 2.78.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $65,624 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 31.2% aren’t in the labor force. 8.8% of families live below the poverty line.

Among those employed, 21.4% are blue-collar workers, 64.5% are white-collar workers, and 14.2% 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 2.3.


95.0% of Kiestwood homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $140,680

86.2% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 20.2 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 7.6 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1962.


Kiestwood includes portions of these policebeats: 455

Throughout thosebeats during 2014, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 11
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 7
Business Burglaries 13
Home Burglaries 61
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 72
Auto Thefts 32
Business Robberies 8
Robberies of Individuals 18
Shoplifting Incidents 12
Other Thefts 41
Murders 1
Rapes 5
School Passing Grades
2016 STAAR exam passing rates for neighborhood public schools:
Dallas ISD Daniel Webster Elementary 47
Dallas ISD J.T. Brashear Elementary 80
Dallas ISD Justin F. Kimball High School 63
Dallas ISD T.W. Browne Middle School 49

Real Estate Snapshot

% Owner-Occupied Housing


Avg. Household Size


Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

20.2 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.