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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Dallas is a city in Texas with a population of 1,318,806. Dallas is in Dallas County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Dallas offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Dallas there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Dallas and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Dallas are above average.
About Dallas...
Population
1,318,806

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$169,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$987
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Dallas Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    400.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    60.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    292.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    665.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,874.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    709
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

Working in Dallas

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,100
National
$55,322
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Dallas is a very beautiful and diverse city, welcoming any and everyone who desires to be successful. There are many people who own their own businesses, and restaurants which only tells you not how good the product is, but how much unlimited room there is for you to grow. Dallas is an sightseeing city, Filled with so many places such as art museums, The Dallas Cowboy Stadium, and even aquariums for fun and socializing! My experience living in Dallas has changed my life around.I have notice an improvement in my education,financial status, work life and social life! If you are someone, like me, who wants to change their life around, have fun, and elevate your status to become successful, Dallas has the connections, and Dallas is the right place for you.
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Dallas is basically my home. When I go out on vacation, nothing compares to Dallas. I cannot see myself anywhere else. There is a lot of area to explore in each region. There is always something to do. What I dislike is the changes in the community. The city remove historical buildings to make apartment complex. Safety is another issue, there isn't a lot of law enforcement around. I wish there were more on the streets. Not saying Dallas is completely bad. There just need to be some order in some areas. Other than that, the city is great! Fun activities around and friendly people to associate with.
When I drive to the city of Dallas, I notice how much growth it's experiencing in the more urban areas. There are lots of new businesses and job opportunities. Not to mentions the great urban planning and impressive architecture. One of my favorite things about Dallas is the food. I'm vegan and there are a lot of vegan options in the city. The prices aren't as high as I was expecting, and the food at the places I do visit in Dallas is great! Also, the rental bikes and scooters are a nice touch. I've seen a lot of people having fun while riding rental bikes around the city. The one negative aspect that I've notices is that there are more traffic accidents in the busier parts of Dallas. Overall, Dallas is a fun city with plenty of places to go.