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North Oak Cliff

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Originally the center of one of Dallas’ first upscale master-planned communities, the neighborhood fell into economic decline as middle-class residents fled to the suburbs during the last half of the 20th century. Fortunately, reinvestment over the last 20 years has transformed North Oak Cliff into a trendy home base for young “urban pioneers” drawn to life in updated old houses set among the slew of new restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, and shops.

What the Locals Say About North Oak Cliff

Locals Love

The diversity of the community. The offerings of the long-established Hispanic-owned businesses along Jefferson Boulevard are as valued as are the hip spots along Davis Street that often fill with visitors from the other side of the Trinity River.

Locals Complain

About the neighborhood’s growing reputation as a “hipster” haven and being called “Dallas’ Brooklyn” because of the (admittedly common) preferences of new residents for walkable environments and locally sourced, organic fare.

Known For

The Bishops Arts District and the surrounding blocks have become a true Dallas dining destination. It’s a great place to visit—provided you can find parking.

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North Oak Cliff Demographics


The 2023 population of North Oak Cliff is estimated to be 70,830.

52.1% of residents are male, 47.9% are female. The median age is 36.5.

67.8% of the North Oak Cliff population are White, 8.7% are Black, 0.8% are Asian, and 9.8% identify as some other race. 22.7% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 6.6% have earned a master's degree, 2.3% have a professional school degree, 1.0% have a doctorate, and 15.9% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 27473. The average household size is 2.82.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $64,594.

94% of residents are employed and 6% are unemployed. 16665 are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 30 minutes.


58.8% of North Oak Cliff homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $275,123

51% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 20 years. The average renter has been in the same home 7.6 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1503.


North Oak Cliff includes portions of these police beats: 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 441, 442, 443, 444, 446, 447

Throughout those beats from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 754
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 81
Business Burglaries 1157
Home Burglaries 817
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 2483
Auto Thefts 1215
Business Robberies 510
Robberies of Individuals 658
Shoplifting Incidents 503
Murders 23

North Oak Cliff Real Estate Snapshot

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Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

20 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.