Dallas, Texas Population 2021

1,347,120
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Dallas is a city located in Dallas County Texas. It is also the county seat of Dallas County. With a 2020 population of 1,347,120, it is the 3rd largest city in Texas (after Houston and ) and the 9th largest city in the United States . Dallas is currently growing at a rate of 0.13% annually and its population has increased by 12.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,197,820 in 2010. Dallas reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 384 miles, Dallas has a population density of 3,965 people per square mile.

The average household income in Dallas is $86,393 with a poverty rate of 18.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,052 per month, and the median house value is $188,100. The median age in Dallas is 32.7 years, 32.3 years for males, and 33.2 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 Dallaswas:

  • White: 62.66%
  • Black or African American: 24.28%
  • Other race: 6.91%
  • Asian: 3.39%
  • Two or more races: 2.42%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Dallas, Texas is 1,347,120 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,343,570.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,197,820.

Dallas, Texas Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20217,807,900117,3801.50%
20207,690,520117,3801.53%
20197,573,140117,3801.55%
20187,455,760118,6601.59%
20177,337,100142,3401.94%
20167,194,760152,1902.12%
20157,042,570152,8002.17%
20146,889,770135,8801.97%
20136,753,890109,3301.62%
20126,644,560134,0202.02%
20116,510,540118,4801.82%
20106,392,0600.00%

Dallas Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White833,79562.66%
Black or African American323,05124.28%
Some Other Race91,9316.91%
Asian45,1703.39%
Two or More Races32,1952.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,0770.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3930.03%
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Dallas Population by Race

Dallas Population Pyramid $2021

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Dallas Median Age

32.7


Total

32.3


Male

33.2


Female

Dallas Adults

There are 997,547 adults, (137,419 of whom are seniors) in Dallas.

Dallas Age Dependency

54.7

Age Dependency Ratio

16

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Dallas Sex Ratio

Female

672,898

50.57%

Male

657,714

49.43%

Dallas Population by Age

Dallas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dallas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family27.7%72.3%
Female30.8%69.2%
Male33.6%66.4%
All40.9%59.1%
Married62%38%

40.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dallas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All513,4432.5640.9
Non Family222,6471.2627.7
Married184,7523.4962
Female76,5453.6630.8
Male29,4993.6533.6

3.45

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Dallas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade110,42312.75%
9th to 12th Grade84,7869.79%
High School Graduate188,11721.72%
Some College154,17917.80%
Associates Degree39,5164.56%
Bachelors Degree182,01221.02%
Graduate Degree107,01012.36%
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Dallas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dallas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic305,328155,88933,723
White297,421285,591184,870
Black218,209189,50542,414
Other Race51,97527,5595,777
Asian32,30827,63321,264
2+ Races16,09214,4447,277
Native American2,6842,152543
Islander239229138

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.02%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.82%.

Dallas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,292$39,974$33,082
Less Than 9th Grade$25,107$28,458$17,766
High School Graduate$27,389$31,204$22,988
Some College$35,510$38,373$32,136
Bachelors Degree$59,206$67,784$53,252
Graduate Degree$79,000$100,861$64,286

$37,292

Average Earnings

$39,974

Average Male

$33,082

Average Female

Dallas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dallas Language by Age

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Dallas Language

56.36% of Dallas residents speak only English, while 43.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 37.86% of the population.

Dallas Language

Dallas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic552,504122,12722.10%
Black318,00883,30826.20%
White380,87932,8358.62%
Other91,52319,89721.74%
Asian44,8048,48318.93%
Multiple31,6544,92615.56%
Native4,00580320.05%
Islander3909123.33%

18.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.02%

Male Poverty Rate

20.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dallas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dallas is Black, with 26.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dallas is White, with 8.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.93%.

Dallas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.79%
High School20.69%
Some College13.09%
Bachelors or Greater5.40%

Dallas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed39.92%
Male Unemployed31.47%
Female Employed8.93%
Male Employed7.21%

Dallas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dallas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,580$86,393
Families$57,851$101,021
Married Families$79,186$131,052
Non Families$43,734$64,734
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Income by Household Type

Dallas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.2%

Male Marriage Rate

38.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Dallas Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Dallas Marital Status

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40,872

Number of Veterans

36,963

Male Veterans

3,909

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam13,204
Second Gulf War8,777
First Gulf War7,312
Korea3,117
World War II1,680

Dallas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5410,015
65 to 749,694
75+9,149
55 to 646,972
18 to 345,042

Dallas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White24,1993.87%
Black14,1895.70%
Hispanic5,2641.42%
2+ Races9554.98%
Other Race9191.48%
Native American2759.24%
Asian2640.70%
Islander7120.76%

Dallas Veterans by Race

Dallas Veterans by Education

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10.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dallas Veterans by Education

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68.6%

Labor Force Participation

65.3%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Dallas Employment by Age

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Dallas Employment by Race

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Dallas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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54.20%

Born in Dallas

75.20%

Native Born

24.80%

Foreign Born

18.84%

Non Citizen

5.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.20% of Dallas residents were born in the United States, with 54.20% having been born in Texas. 18.84% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,347,1201,7800.13%
20201,345,3401,7700.13%
20191,343,5701,7700.13%
20181,341,800-680-0.05%
20171,342,48018,5601.40%
20161,323,92022,5901.74%
20151,301,33022,2301.74%
20141,279,10020,2601.61%
20131,258,84016,7201.35%
20121,242,12023,8401.96%
20111,218,28017,9301.49%
20101,200,35011,7700.10%
20001,188,580181,7001.67%
19901,006,880102,2811.08%
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%

Dallas Population by Year