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Demographics in the Dallas Region continue to change. More than 18 percent of residents are foreign-born, with Hispanics accounting for the largest minority group in both the region and the state. Additionally, the region’s workforce is relatively young and well educated. More than 60 percent of workers 25 years of age and older have at least some college education, with nearly a third holding a bachelor’s degree or other advanced degree. 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: 7.7 MILLION

That’s more than the combined populations of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South 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.

NEARLY 1.3 MILLION RESIDENTS

were added to the Dallas area from 2010 to 2020

11.2 MILLION RESIDENTS

will live in the Dallas Area by 2045

Age

  • 0-19 Years 28.9%
  • 20-34 Years 21.4%
  • 35-54 Years 27.7%
  • 55-74 Years 17.8%
  • 75+ Years 4.1%
  • Median Age 34.7

Foreign Born

  • Foreign-Born Population 18.3%
    World region of birth of foreign born
  • Europe 4.2%
  • Asia 27.9%
  • Africa 7.4%
  • Oceania 0.3%
  • Latin America 59.0%
  • Northern America 1.1%

Race/ Ethnicity

  • White 46.9%
  • Hispanic 28.6%
  • Black or African American 15.2%
  • Asian  6.6%
  • Other  2.7%

Labor Force

[occupations of persons 16 and older]

  • Management, business, science, and arts occupations 39.0%
  • Service occupations 15.5%
  • Sales and office occupations 22.1%
  • Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 9.4%
  • Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 12.9%

Education

[persons 25 and older]

  • Less than 9th Grade 7.4%
  • 9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7.5%
  • High School Graduate/GED 22.4%
  • Some College/No Degree 21.4%
  • Associate’s Degree 6.9%
  • Bachelor’s Degree 22.5%
  • Graduate/Professional Degree 11.9%

Household Income

  • Average Household Size 2.83
  • 0 – $34,999 24.7%
  • $35,000 – $74,999 30.4%
  • $75,000 – $149,999 29.0%
  • $150,000+ 15.9%
  • Median Household Income $66,982