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Overall Niche Grade
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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 1,300,122. Dallas is in Dallas County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Dallas offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Dallas there are a lot of bars, 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
1,300,122

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$937
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Dallas Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    373.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    62.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    327
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    737.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,856.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    591.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 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
    21%
    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
$47,285
National
$55,322
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Hello, I was originally born in Tyler, TX. After graduating from Arkansas for my undergraduate degree I immediately moved to Dallas, TX. Dallas has been a great opportunity for me to grow both professionally and personally. Moving from a small town I sometimes find myself overwhelmed by how much there is to do in this city. Whether it's concerts or sporting events you will always have something to do. Dallas has a big city feel with humble people who are willing to help you through your journey. I plan to live in this city for the rest of my life. I encourage anyone to come and visit Dallas, you will not regret it!
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Dallas is a very fun city with a lot to do. Many of my friends are from different cities and love it down here in Texas! They say it’s very fun and never gets boring. It is a highly politically and socially liberal area, but don’t let that get in the way of appreciating everything Dallas has to offer. The outskirts of Dallas are run down, but that’s given in any populated area, and commute time depends in which part of Dallas you are in. The public schools could use some work, but over all, there’s something new every day. Festivals and events happen frequently in Downtown, and the state fair is at the heart of it all!
Dallas is an interesting city to live in. There is a good mixture of people, businesses, and cultures. Also, there are many highways, meaning that you can get to multiple places in multiple ways. As a single, young professional, my main problem with Dallas is that everything is concentrated in the city. I know this is true of many cities, however it makes it hard for people like me who are living in the suburbs - because if I want to attend an event or just visit a museum, my commute will be around 30 minutes. Hopefully I will be able to afford to move to the city one day! Overall, I enjoy living in Dallas and all the opportunities it has.