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East Dallas Area

The East Dallas Area of the region is about 14 miles east of the city of Dallas and includes nearly half a dozen communities. In the heart of the region lies Lake Ray Hubbard, one of the larger lakes in Texas. Located on the east side of the lake is Rockwall – the fast-growing community claims a hometown feel with all of the advantages of a major city, and it draws people from all over to its summer evening concerts by the lake.  Mesquite embraces its Texas flavor, but it’s not just home to the Pro Rodeo—it’s also the kind of place where kids can walk to school and families can focus on family, according to the mayor.  Seen together, the area is a mix of city conveniences and room to breathe.

By The Numbers

 20172022
Population270,782297,058
Households89,85498,045
Average Household Size2.972.99
Media Age33.733.9
Median Household Income$58,912$66,425
Average Household Income$77,492$84,123
Per Capita Income$26,060$28,088

Race and Ethnicity

 2017 (%)2022 (%)
White Alone175,170 (62.5%)191,823 (61.5%)
Black Alone49,762 (17.8%)55,135 (17.7%)
American Indian Alone2,282 (0.8%)2,546 (0.8%)
Asian Alone10,309 (3.7%)13,007 (4.2%)
Pacific Islander Alone209 (0.1%)252 (0.1%)
Some Other Race Alone33,053 (11.8%)38,166 (12.2%)
Two or More Races9,267 (3.3%)10,936 (3.5%)
Hispanic Origin (Any Race)87,171 (31.1%)101,658 (32.6%)

Educational Attainment (Population 25+)

 2017
TOTAL176,724
Less Than 9th Grade7.2%
9th-12th Grade, No Diploma9.5%
High School Graduate22.9%
GED/Alternative Credential4.3%
Some College, No Degree24.1%
Associate Degree7.6%
Bachelor’s Degree16.5%
Graduate/Professional Degree7.9%

Household Expenditures (Average Annual Spend)

 2017
TOTAL$70,021
Food$8,555
Housing$21,513
Apparel and Services$2,241
Transportation$8,325
Travel$20,060
Healthcare$5,456
Entertainment and Recreation$3,124
Personal Care Products/Services$808
Education$1,402