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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. In Dallas County, 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
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

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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The city is absolutely beautiful; However, the overall lack of safety lessens the appeal. I live in the suburbs of downtown Dallas and the crime rate in the area is deafening. There is a lack of privacy, but that is what can be expected in a bustling location. My neighborhood is a close community. There is a togetherness to makes my home more comfortable. I live close to Dallas Fair Park, Baylor Hospital, White Rock Lack, and other important areas. The architecture is absolutely beautiful! The Victorian house that I live in is cozy and full of history. I live in a historical district, so that is pretty interesting.
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I have lived in Dallas County for 25 years and love this city. The city provides so many different opportunities from exploring different areas, restaurants, and museums. It is the hub of all DFW which allows you to travel out for 30 minutes each direction into a different city. The city is busy and beautiful!
I've lived in the Dallas area for all my life. The city itself is very large, and has a number of suburb towns. Depending on traffic, it can take well over an hour to get from one side of Dallas county to the other. Most of the towns have a lot of community events. Dallas proper has many concert halls, museums, and coffee shops to go explore, and is a common stop for touring performers. Because it is so large, there's a lot of diversity of ethnicity and culture in Dallas, and you can find communities for almost any lifestyle. Cost of living and real estate depend a lot on whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or the country. Safety depends mostly on the neighborhood, and there are definitely safer ones, but crime has been on the rise lately, probably partially due to an increase in population. Despite that, I've enjoyed living in Dallas, as there's always something to do in this always growing city.