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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Dallas County is located in Texas with a population of 2,552,213. Dallas County is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Dallas County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Dallas County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Dallas County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Dallas County are above average.
Population
2,552,213

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$984
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Dallas County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    242.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    51.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    207.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    558.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,853.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    433.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Working in Dallas County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,626
National
$55,322

Dallas County Reviews

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I have lived in Dallas for 45 years and I have seen the city grow in ways I never thought. We had a black mayor and two black police chiefs, and now we are on the first black female chief. The growth of Dallas is amazing! The downtown area is the hottest place in Texas. You can get every cuisine you want. Oh, and if you visit now, the State Fair is going on now! Come see Dallas. You'll leave wanting to stay.
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Dallas is great when it comes to job opportunities, entertainment, and diversity. However, Dallas public transportation is pretty bad for a big city. It has very few trains and their buses are nearly always late. Getting around and enjoying the city would benefit greatly from more public transportation. I'm not a fan of public schools here but there are amazing academies and magnet schools. The School of Science and Engineering and TAG Magnets, two of the best public schools of the nation, are located near Downtown Dallas!
Dallas is a beautiful city. It has lots of culture and great things to do to keep you busy all year long.
The weather is average, but it does occasionally snow.
Certain areas of Dallas boast great restaurants and shopping. You may also catch a Dallas Mavericks or Dallas FC soccer game. Every year everyone clamors to get their tickets to enjoy the many rides and fried food choices chosen each year at the Texas State Fair.
Aesthetically, Dallas has some amazing lakes such as White Rock lake where you can take an afternoon stroll or have a family barbecue. There are waterparks for dogs as well as kids. The Dallas skyline has been ranked as number 1 for aesthetics. You can see the beautiful lighting of the buildings in Downtown Dallas for miles.
The cost of living is competitive to most metropolitan cities and job growth is trending upward due to companies relocating to this city.
Overall, it's a wonderful city to lay your hat, put up your feet and call home.