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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

 20162021
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

 2016 (%)2021 (%)
White Alone170,006 (62.8%)181,194 (61.0%)
Black Alone48,108 (17.8%)53,437 (18.0%)
American Indian Alone2,222 (0.8%)2,482 (0.8%)
Asian Alone9,709 (3.6%)12,364 (4.2%)
Pacific Islander Alone200 (0.1%)242 (0.1%)
Some Other Race Alone31,685 (11.7%)36,774 (12.4%)
Two or More Races8,853 (3.3%)10,564 (3.6%)
Hispanic Origin (Any Race)83,632 (30.9%)98,053 (33.0%)

Educational Attainment (Population 25+)

 2016
TOTAL168,679
Less Than 9th Grade6.6%
9th-12th Grade, No Diploma9.2%
High School Graduate22.8%
GED/Alternative Credential4.2%
Some College, No Degree24.9%
Associate Degree7.7%
Bachelor’s Degree16.5%
Graduate/Professional Degree8.1%

Household Expenditures (Average Annual Spend)

 2016
TOTAL$66,806
Food$8,221
Housing$20,777
Apparel and Services$2,060
Transportation$8,247
Travel$1,857
Healthcare$5,143
Entertainment and Recreation$2,929
Personal Care Products/Services$741
Education$1,342

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