Dallas, Texas Population 2020

1,382,267

Dallas is a city located in Dallas County, Texas. With a 2020 population of 1,382,267, it is the 3rd largest city in Texas (after Houston and San Antonio) and the 9th largest city in the United States. Dallas is currently growing at a rate of 1.36% annually and its population has increased by 15.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,197,816 in 2010. Spanning over 384 miles, Dallas has a population density of 4,069 people per square mile.

The average household income in Dallas is $82,630 with a poverty rate of 20.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $987 per month, and the median house value is $169,400. The median age in Dallas is 32.7 years, 32.3 years for males, and 33.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.3 males.

Dallas, located in North Texas, is the 9th largest city in the United States and the 3rd largest in Texas. Dallas recently rated as a "beta plus" world city.

The Dallas metropolitan area is much larger and is one of the fastest growing in the country. The 13-county Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area has a population of 6.8 million, which is the 7th largest metro area in the United States.

Dallas Diversity

Among the Hispanic population, Dallas is 36.8% Mexican, 0.3% Puerto Rican, 0.2% Cuban and 4.3% other Latino or Hispanic. The community of Dallas has historically been mostly white, with non-Hispanic whites accounting for 83% of the population in 1930. The city's population has diversified as it has grown in both size and importance, and non-Hispanic whites now represent less than a third of the Dallas population. More than a quarter of Dallasites are foreign-born.

Dallas has long been a major U.S. destination for legal and illegal Mexican immigrants. The southwestern and southeastern regions of the city, such as Oak Cliff, have a predominantly black and Hispanic population, with the southern area being mostly black. The west and east portions are predominantly Hispanic. North Dallas is primarily white.

The suburbs of Dallas are home to a large number of Asian people, including Koreans, Taiwanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Indians, Pakistanis, and Sri Lankans. Popular suburbs for Asian residents include Arlington, Irving, Flower Mound, and Garland. Dallas also has a large population of people from the Horn of Africa, including immigrants from Somalia, Eritrea, and Ethiopia.

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is home to 70,000 immigrants who speak Russian, mostly from the former Soviet Block. This includes Russians, Russian Jews, Uzbek, and Ukrainians.

Dallas is also home to the 12th largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population in the United States.

Dallas Population Growth

Texas as a whole has led U.S. population growth for the last few years, and Dallas is one of the fastest growing major U.S. cities. The Dallas-Fort Worth area has seen the greatest population growth in Texas, particularly in its northern suburbs. Of the fastest-growing cities in 2014, Dallas ranked 4th with a growth rate of about 2%. In the past 30 years, the Dallas-Fort Worth area has more than doubled.

By 2020, North Texas will have 1-2 million more residents. It's projected that Latinos will reach 3.2 million in 2020, almost catching up to the estimated 3.6 million non-Hispanic whites in the area. Shortly after this date, Hispanics will become the largest ethnic group in DFW. Demographers predict the downtown Dallas and Fort Worth areas will explode in population and the Asian population will soar.

The Dallas region has been inhabited for thousands of years, more recently by the Caddo people before the claim on the land by Spanish colonists. France also had a claim to the Texas territory although it never established a real settlement. It was the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819 between the U.S. and Spain that defined the Red River as a boundary and placed what would become Dallas into Spanish territory. The area was under Spanish rule for another two years, when Mexico declared independence and the Dallas area became a part of the Mexican state Coahuila y Tejas. In 1836, the Republic of Texas, which was primarily composed of Anglo-American settlers at the time, gained independence from Mexico and became an independent nation for a time.

The area of present-day Dallas was surveyed in 1839, and a permanent settlement called Dallas was established two years later. The Republic of Texas was annexed to the U.S. in 1845. Eleven years later, Dallas was incorporated as a city.

The early history of Dallas saw it become a significant boom city and a center of trade and business, which then moved into industrial industries.

Dallas Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Dallas was:

  • White: 62.53%
  • Black or African American: 24.25%
  • Other race: 7.01%
  • Asian: 3.38%
  • Two or more races: 2.50%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Dallas, Texas is 1,382,267, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,345,047. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,197,816.
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020173,3219350.54%
2019172,3869350.54%
2018171,4519350.55%
2017170,5164980.29%
2016170,0183140.18%
2015169,7041,3490.79%
2014168,3558830.52%
2013167,472250.01%
2012167,4478310.50%
2011166,6161,0330.62%
2010165,5830.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White824,64862.53%
Black or African American319,83424.25%
Some Other Race92,3867.01%
Asian44,5213.38%
Two or More Races32,9242.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,8800.29%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6130.05%

Dallas Population Pyramid 2020

Dallas Median Age

32.7


Total

32.3


Male

33.1


Female

Dallas Adults

There are 984,055 adults, (132,810 of whom are seniors) in Dallas.

Dallas Age Dependency

54.9

Age Dependency Ratio

15.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Dallas Sex Ratio

Female

665,197

50.44%

Male

653,609

49.56%

Dallas Households and Families

Dallas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Dallas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.2%37.8%
All41.2%58.8%
Male34.6%65.4%
Female30.5%69.5%
Non Family28.3%71.7%

41.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All505,8162.5741.2
Non Family216,1921.2628.3
Married181,5433.562.2
Female78,6313.6430.5
Male29,4503.6134.6

3.45

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dallas Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade111,53213.09%
9th to 12th Grade88,79510.42%
High School Graduate184,05021.61%
Some College153,26517.99%
Associates Degree38,8454.56%
Bachelors Degree173,41620.36%
Graduate Degree101,94111.97%

Dallas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic299,844147,48829,791
White294,597282,240180,767
Black212,807182,90837,881
Other Race51,76726,8305,381
Asian31,73626,57620,410
Multiple Races16,28714,1976,678
Native American2,4811,835436
Islander351342191

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 97.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.31%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,575$37,824$31,817
Less Than High School$23,464$26,915$16,841
High School Grad$26,978$30,559$22,370
Some College$33,770$36,811$31,140
Bachelors Degree$57,741$65,537$52,501
Graduate Degree$77,179$98,221$63,120

$35,575

Average Earnings

$37,824

Average Male

$31,817

Average Female

Dallas Language

Dallas Language by Age

Dallas Language

56.18% of Dallas residents speak only English, while 43.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 38.17% of the population.

Dallas Poverty

Dallas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic546,736132,03524.15%
Black314,43588,24028.06%
White377,94634,6139.16%
Other92,08021,23923.07%
Asian44,0749,30521.11%
Multiple32,4646,09418.77%
Native3,83282221.45%
Islander61312420.23%

20.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.72%

Male Poverty Rate

22.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dallas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dallas is Black, with 28.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dallas is White, with 9.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.97%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.66%
High School21.39%
Some College14.01%
Bachelors or Greater5.62%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.15%
Male Unemployed33.06%
Female Employed10.02%
Male Employed8.21%

Dallas Income

Dallas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,100$82,630
Families$54,518$95,933
Married Families$74,972$125,979
Non Families$41,504$62,317

Dallas Marital Status

Dallas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Dallas Married by Age and Sex

Dallas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Dallas Marital Status by Race

Dallas Veterans

42,944

Number of Veterans

38,930

Male Veterans

4,014

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam13,520
Second Gulf War8,784
First Gulf War7,727
Korea3,712
World War II2,079
Age Group Veterans
35 to 5410,321
65 to 7410,003
75+9,476
55 to 647,609
18 to 345,535
Name Veterans % of Total
White25,5124.14%
Black14,6906.02%
Hispanic5,3551.47%
Other1,1211.79%
2 or More9224.71%
Asian3170.85%
Indian2438.73%
Hawaiian13927.31%

$Dallas Veterans by Education

9.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dallas Employment Status

68.4%

Labor Force Participation

64.8%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Dallas Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

54.48%

Born in Texas

75.44%

Native Born

24.56%

Foreign Born

18.60%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

75.44% of Dallas residents were born in the United States, with 54.48% having been born in Texas. 18.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,382,26718,6101.36%
20191,363,65718,6101.38%
20181,345,0471,9600.15%
20171,343,08718,6101.41%
20161,324,47722,6831.74%
20151,301,79422,1151.73%
20141,279,67920,4401.62%
20131,259,23916,8951.36%
20121,242,34424,0241.97%
20111,218,32017,9481.50%
20101,200,37211,7920.10%
20001,188,580181,7031.67%
19901,006,877102,2781.08%
1980904,59960,1980.69%
1970844,401164,7172.19%
1960679,684245,2224.58%
1950434,462139,7283.96%
1940294,73434,2591.24%
1930260,475101,4995.06%
1920158,97666,8725.61%
191092,10449,4668.01%
190042,6384,5711.14%
189038,06727,70913.90%
188010,3580.00%