Dallas Neighborhood Guide

Southeast Dallas

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Home both to some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods and its most beautiful bits of nature, Southeast Dallas has been an area too often ignored at City Hall. But recent investment in the Great Trinity Forest and the highlighting of other natural treasures within Dallas’ borders is helping to raise awareness citywide of the resources to be found here.

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Southeast Dallas Demographics


The 2023 population of Southeast Dallas is estimated to be 203,268.

49.7% of residents are male, 50.3% are female. The median age is 29.7.

51.4% of the Southeast Dallas population are White, 24.3% are Black, 0.4% are Asian, and 7.2% identify as some other race. 23.9% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 1.6% have earned a master's degree, 0.3% have a professional school degree, 0.2% have a doctorate, and 5.9% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 62992. The average household size is 3.47.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $47,894.

95% of residents are employed and 4% are unemployed. 55075 are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 34 minutes.


64.2% of Southeast Dallas homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $124,698

53% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 18.3 years. The average renter has been in the same home 7.9 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1974.


Southeast Dallas includes portions of these police sectors: 730, 310, 320, 330, 340, 350

Throughout those sectors from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 2221
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 212
Business Burglaries 2050
Home Burglaries 1865
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 3776
Auto Thefts 1838
Business Robberies 597
Robberies of Individuals 1351
Shoplifting Incidents 516
Murders 56

Southeast Dallas Real Estate Snapshot

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Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

18.3 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.