Irving is a city located in Dallas County Texas. Irving has a 2023 population of 248,931. Irving is currently declining at a rate of -1.04% annually and its population has decreased by -3.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 256,873 in 2020.
The average household income in Irving is $92,678 with a poverty rate of 10.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Irving is 32.3 years, 32.2 years for males, and 32.4 years for females.
Irving is a city in Texas, U.S., located to the northwest of Dallas and is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Irving is located in Dallas County in northeast Texas.
According to the 2010 census, Irving was 53.1% white (30.8% non-Hispanic whites), 12.3% African American, 14.0% Asian, 0.9% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 16.2% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race comprised 41.1% of the population, with the largest group being of Mexican origin and the second-largest being of Salvadoran heritage.
The two most-spoken languages in Irving are English and Spanish.
Although Irving experienced slow population growth during its first couple of decades as a city, between 1950 and 1960, the population grew 1,654.5% from 2,621 people to 45,985 people. Irving has experienced steady growth since then, with a current population of over 240,000 people.
The population of Irving grew 1.57% from 2016 to 2017 and is expected to grow at or around that rate in the coming years.
The townsite that is now Irving was founded in 1903 by J.O. “Otto” Schulze and Otis Brown. The name “Irving” is believed to have come from Brown’s wife’s favorite author, Washington Irving. On April 14, 1914, Irving was incorporated and Otis Brown became the first mayor.
Population growth in Riving was initially very slow and sometimes at a standstill. There were only 357 residents in 1925; however, growth increased during the 1930s. By the early 1960s, Irving has a population of approximately 45,000.
Irving started as the site of churches, two cotton gins, a general store, and a blacksmith shop before becoming Irving. Its public school system began in 1909. During the middle of the century, manufacturing plants, transportation, and retail and financial businesses began operating. In 1956, the University of Dallas in Irving opened and the home of the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Stadium, was opened in 1971.
In 2019, Irving completed its construction of an entertainment district in Las Colinas, which include the Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel, the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, and the Toyota Music Factory.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Irving was:
Black or African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Average Family Size
Average Household Size
Rate of Home Ownership
Less Than 9th Grade
9th to 12th Grade
High School Graduate
High School Graduation Rate
The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 93.33%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 70.49%.
Other Indo-European Languages
Asian and Pacific Island Languages
39.91% of Irving residents speak only English, while 60.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 37.83% of the population.
Overall Poverty Rate
Male Poverty Rate
Female Poverty Rate
The race most likely to be in poverty in Irving is Other, with 15.1% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Irving is Native, with 4.83% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.04%.
Overall Marriage Rate
Male Marriage Rate
Female Marriage Rate
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.
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War
World War II
Less Than 9th Grade
High School Graduate
Bachelors or Greater
Veteran Poverty Rate
Veteran Disability Rate
Labor Force Participation
Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Irving
60.3% of Irving residents were born in the United States, with 41.3% having been born in Texas. 29.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.