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Demographics in the Dallas Region are changing as the population diversifies. Just over 17 percent of residents are foreign-born, with Hispanics accounting for the largest minority group in both the region and the state. The region’s low cost of living means we enjoy a higher standard of living on a lower median household income than most other large metro areas.

 TOTAL POPULATION: 7,399,662

That’s more than the combined populations of Alaska, Idaho, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming!  The rapid influx of residents made the Dallas Region one of the fastest growing U.S. metros over the past decade.

MORE THAN 970,000 RESIDENTS

were added to the Dallas area from 2010 to 2017

10,676,844 RESIDENTS

will live in the Dallas Area by 2040

Age

  • 0-19 Years 29.4%
  • 20-34 Years 21.4%
  • 35-54 Years 28.2%
  • 55-74 Years 17.1%
  • 75+ Years 4.0%
  • Median Age 34.5

Foreign Born

  • Foreign-Born Population 17.8%
    World region of birth of foreign born
  • Europe 4.3%
  • Asia 26.3%
  • Africa 6.7%
  • Oceania 0.3%
  • Latin America 61.3%
  • Northern America 1.2%

Race/ Ethnicity

  • White 48.3%
  • Hispanic 28.2%
  • Black or African American 15%
  • Asian 6%
  • Other 2.6%

Labor Force

[occupations of persons 16 and older]

  • Management, business, science, and arts occupations 38.2%
  • Service occupations 15.9%
  • Sales and office occupations 24.9%
  • Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 9.3%
  • Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 11.6%

Education

[persons 25 and older]

  • Less than 9th Grade 7.6%
  • 9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7.9%
  • High School Graduate/GED 22.5%
  • Some College/No Degree 22.2%
  • Associate’s Degree 6.7%
  • Bachelor’s Degree 21.9%
  • Graduate/Professional Degree 11.2%

Household Income

  • Average Household Size 2.80
  • 0 – $34,999 27.9%
  • $35,000 – $74,999 31.2%
  • $75,000 – $149,999 27.5%
  • $150,000 + 13.4%
  • Median Household Income $61,330