Dallas, Texas Population 2024

1,317,210

Dallas is a city located in Collin County, Dallas County, Denton County, Kaufman County, and Rockwall County Texas. Dallas has a 2024 population of 1,317,210. It is also the county seat of Dallas County.Dallas is currently growing at a rate of 0.68% annually and its population has increased by 1.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,303,641 in 2020.

The average household income in Dallas is $102,023 with a poverty rate of 17.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Dallas is 33.1 years, 32.8 years for males, and 33.5 years for females.

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: 48.14%
  • Black or African American: 23.61%
  • Two or more races: 13.06%
  • Other race: 10.88%
  • Asian: 3.66%
  • Native American: 0.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
339.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,877.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.04% (13,569)
The current population of Dallas, Texas is 1,317,210 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,303,641.

Dallas, Texas Population 2024

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Dallas Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White626,15048.14%
Black or African American307,08623.61%
Two or more races169,81913.06%
Other race141,44510.88%
Asian47,5443.66%
Native American8,2130.63%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander3850.03%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dallas Population by Race

Dallas Population Pyramid 2024

Dallas Median Age

33.1

Total

32.8

Male

33.5

Female

Dallas Adults

There are 983,585 adults, (143,492 of whom are seniors) in Dallas.

Dallas Age Dependency

54.8

Age Dependency Ratio

17.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Dallas Sex Ratio

Female651,65250.1%
Male648,99049.9%

Dallas Population by Age

Dallas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All521,1472.4641.958.1
Non Family235,1031.2428.771.3
Married184,3473.4563.636.4
Female74,1133.5431.668.4
Male27,5843.443862
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3.38

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

41.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dallas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dallas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dallas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.98%.

Dallas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,809

Average Earnings

$50,082

Average Male

$40,701

Average Female

Dallas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dallas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dallas Language

57.63% of Dallas residents speak only English, while 42.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 36.45% of the population.

Dallas Language

Dallas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic547,749110,55120.18%
Black302,67876,96725.43%
Other140,43531,53022.45%
White363,24027,8047.65%
Multiple168,15124,83714.77%
Asian47,2348,38717.76%
Native8,11782310.14%
Islander367349.26%
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17.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.39%

Male Poverty Rate

19.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dallas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dallas is Black, with 25.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dallas is White, with 7.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.59%.

Dallas Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.48%
High School20.35%
Some College12%
Bachelors or Greater5.57%
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Dallas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed39.35%
Male Unemployed24.86%
Female Employed8.52%
Male Employed6.32%
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Dallas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dallas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dallas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.0%

Male Marriage Rate

38.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Dallas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Dallas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dallas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

37,700

Number of Veterans

34,006

Male Veterans

3,694

Female Veterans

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Dallas Veterans by War

count

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Dallas Veterans by Age

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Dallas Veterans by Race

Dallas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dallas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.6%

Labor Force Participation

65.2%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Dallas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dallas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dallas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

53.99%

Born in Dallas

76.23%

Native Born

23.77%

Foreign Born

17.08%

Non Citizen

6.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.23% of Dallas residents were born in the United States, with 53.99% having been born in Texas. 17.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dallas Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,361,3758,8330.65%
20281,352,5428,8330.66%
20271,343,7098,8330.66%
20261,334,8768,8330.67%
20251,326,0438,8330.67%
20241,317,2108,8330.68%
20231,308,3778,8330.68%
20221,299,5448,8330.68%
20211,290,711-12,930-0.99%
20201,303,641-39,551-2.94%
20191,343,1921,5000.11%
20181,341,692-583-0.04%
20171,342,27518,6881.41%
20161,323,58722,7281.75%
20151,300,85922,1221.73%
20141,278,73720,1571.6%
20131,258,58016,6301.34%
20121,241,95023,7361.95%
20111,218,21417,8541.49%
20101,200,36011,7800.99%
20001,188,580181,70318.05%
19901,006,877102,27811.31%
1980904,59960,1987.13%
1970844,401164,71724.23%
1960679,684245,22256.44%
1950434,462139,72847.41%
1940294,73434,25913.15%
1930260,475101,49963.85%
1920158,97666,87272.6%
191092,10449,466116.01%
190042,6384,57112.01%
189038,06727,709267.51%
188010,358
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Dallas Population by Year