Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    6,280,597
  • Population Density
    676 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    9,285 sq.mi.
  • Primary City
    Dallas, TX
The Dallas-Fort Worth metro area is centered in Texas and has 6,280,597 residents. It has low home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Cities

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Dallas 1,196,258
3.66 Fort Worth 724,699
3.66 Arlington 363,933
4.33 Plano 260,197
3.66 Garland 225,424
4.00 Irving 213,400
3.33 Grand Prairie 170,467
3.33 Mesquite 137,966
4.33 McKinney 125,098
4.33 Carrollton 119,104
3.66 Denton 111,960
4.33 Frisco 110,013
4.33 Richardson 98,710
4.33 Lewisville 94,703
4.33 Allen 81,326
4.33 Flower Mound 64,364
4.00 North Richland Hills 62,886
4.00 Rowlett 55,050
4.33 Mansfield 53,806
4.33 Euless 50,993
3.33 DeSoto 47,786
4.33 Bedford 47,236
4.33 Grapevine 46,152
3.66 Cedar Hill 43,897
3.33 Haltom City 42,236

Counties

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Dallas County 2,348,702
4.00 Tarrant County 1,780,700
4.33 Collin County 764,424
4.33 Denton County 648,470
3.66 Johnson County 149,681
4.00 Ellis County 146,997
3.66 Parker County 114,764
3.66 Kaufman County 101,197
2.66 Hunt County 85,390
4.33 Rockwall County 76,349
3.33 Wise County 58,703
3.33 Hood County 50,569
4.33 Somervell County 8,320

Nearby Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 Oklahoma City Metro Area 1,238,050
2.66 Tulsa Metro Area 927,976
3.33 Houston Metro Area 5,836,814
4.00 Austin Metro Area 1,681,167
2.66 San Antonio Metro Area 2,105,462

Comparable Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Houston Metro Area 5,836,814
4.00 Austin Metro Area 1,681,167
3.00 Oklahoma City Metro Area 1,238,050
3.00 Atlanta Metro Area 5,213,854
2.66 San Antonio Metro Area 2,105,462

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 Carroll Independent School District 12
4.33 Plano Independent School District 84
4.33 Highland Park Independent School District (Dallas) 9
4.33 Coppell Independent School District 16
4.33 Allen Independent School District 23
4.33 Frisco Independent School District 52
4.33 Prosper Independent School District 8
4.00 Lovejoy Independent School District 7
4.00 Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District 32
4.00 Aledo Independent School District 8
4.00 Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District 19
4.00 Lewisville Independent School District 71
4.00 Northwest Independent School District 27
4.00 Celina Independent School District 5
4.00 McKinney Independent School District 34
4.00 Rockwall Independent School District 18
4.00 Avalon Independent School District 1
4.00 Grandview Independent School District 6
4.00 Argyle Independent School District 5
4.00 Richardson Independent School District 58
3.66 Wylie Independent School District (Wylie) 21
3.66 Brock Independent School District 3
3.66 Keller Independent School District 40
3.66 Red Oak Independent School District 8
3.66 Canton Independent School District 5

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 School for the Talented & Gifted Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Plano West Senior High School Public 11-12 High
4.33 Stinson Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Hightower Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Wyatt Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Mathews Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Beverly Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Haun Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Schell Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Centennial Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Gulledge Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Boggess Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Robinson Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Andrews Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Haggard Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Carroll Senior High School Public 11-12 High
4.33 Barksdale Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Skaggs Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Schimelpfenig Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Bethany Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Hendrick Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 C.M. Rice Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Wilson Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Murphy Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Plano Senior High School Public 11-12 High

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
High Point Preparatory Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 St. Mark's School of Texas Private, Religious, All-Boys 1-12 Elementary, High
Calvary Temple Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 The Hockaday School Private, All-Girls PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Greenhill School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Bethany Christian School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 The Canterbury Episcopal School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Cistercian Preparatory School Private, Religious, All-Girls 5-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Trinity Valley School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Calvary Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Fort Worth Country Day School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Episcopal School of Dallas Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
The Southern Baptist Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 The Oakridge School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 The Cambridge School of Dallas Private, Religious 6-12 High
3.66 Canyon Creek Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Ursuline Academy of Dallas Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
3.66 First Baptist Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 The Highlands School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 All Saints Episcopal School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Bishop Dunne Catholic School Private, Religious 6-12 High
Trinity Baptist Temple Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Jesuit College Prep School Private, Religious, All-Boys 9-12 High
3.33 The Fulton School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Master's Academy Private, Religious, Special Education 5-12 High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.00 Southern Methodist University
4.00 Texas Christian University
4.00 Southwestern Assemblies of God University
3.66 Dallas Baptist University
3.33 University of North Texas
3.33 University of Texas - Dallas
3.33 Texas Wesleyan University
3.00 Northwood University - Cedar Hill
3.00 University of Dallas
3.00 Austin College
3.00 Southwestern Adventist University
3.00 University of Texas - Arlington
2.66 Tarleton State University
2.33 Texas A&M University - Commerce
2.33 Texas Woman's University
2.00 Dallas Christian College
1.00 Paul Quinn College
Tarrant County College
Collin College
Richland College
Navarro College
North Central Texas College
Eastfield College
Trinity Valley Community College
North Lake College

Around Dallas-Fort Worth

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area United States Texas Atlanta Metro Area Austin Metro Area Houston Metro Area Oklahoma City Metro Area San Antonio Metro Area
White 50.82% 64.16% 45.81% 51.35% 54.94% 40.29% 67.93% 36.44%
Hispanic 27.13% 16.05% 37.20% 10.13% 31.05% 34.82% 10.96% 53.80%
African American 14.60% 12.21% 11.52% 31.72% 7.22% 16.93% 10.0% 6.08%
Asian 5.24% 4.67% 3.74% 4.76% 4.74% 6.44% 2.71% 1.91%
Multiracial 1.55% 1.85% 1.20% 1.47% 1.51% 1.05% 4.82% 1.28%
Native American 0.33% 0.66% 0.27% 0.19% 0.26% 0.19% 3.36% 0.22%
Other 0.19% 0.21% 0.16% 0.30% 0.19% 0.20% 0.09% 0.15%
Pacific Islander 0.10% 0.15% 0.07% 0.04% 0.05% 0.04% 0.08% 0.08%

Age

Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area United States Texas Atlanta Metro Area Austin Metro Area Houston Metro Area Oklahoma City Metro Area San Antonio Metro Area
9 years and under 16% 13% 15% 15% 15% 16% 14% 15%
10 to 17 years 12% 11% 12% 12% 11% 12% 11% 12%
18 to 24 years 9% 10% 10% 9% 12% 10% 11% 10%
25 to 34 years 15% 13% 14% 15% 17% 15% 15% 14%
35 to 44 years 15% 14% 14% 16% 15% 15% 13% 14%
45 to 54 years 14% 15% 14% 15% 13% 14% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 10% 12% 10% 10% 9% 10% 11% 11%
65 and over 9% 13% 10% 9% 8% 8% 12% 11%

Education Levels

Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area United States Texas Atlanta Metro Area Austin Metro Area Houston Metro Area Oklahoma City Metro Area San Antonio Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 17% 15% 20% 13% 12% 20% 13% 18%
High school diploma or equivalent 23% 29% 26% 25% 20% 24% 28% 26%
Some college or associate degree 29% 29% 29% 27% 28% 28% 32% 31%
Bachelor's degree 21% 18% 17% 23% 26% 19% 18% 17%
Master's degree or higher 10% 10% 9% 12% 14% 10% 9% 9%

Gender

Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area United States Texas Atlanta Metro Area Austin Metro Area Houston Metro Area Oklahoma City Metro Area San Antonio Metro Area
Male 49.4% 49.2% 49.6% 48.7% 50.2% 49.7% 49.3% 49.1%
Female 50.6% 50.8% 50.4% 51.3% 49.8% 50.3% 50.7% 50.9%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area United States Texas Atlanta Metro Area Austin Metro Area Houston Metro Area Oklahoma City Metro Area San Antonio Metro Area
Rent 37.5% 33.9% 35.5% 32.7% 41.2% 36.9% 33.9% 35.2%
Own 62.5% 66.1% 64.5% 67.3% 58.8% 63.1% 66.1% 64.8%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area United States Texas Atlanta Metro Area Austin Metro Area Houston Metro Area Oklahoma City Metro Area San Antonio Metro Area
Assault 311.9 280.9 291.8 813.4 252.9 508.9 482.5 313.0
Murder 8.5 5.6 4.8 19.0 3.5 9.7 10.8 6.2
Rape 43.3 29.2 32.8 25.9 25.2 31.4 56.7 39.4
Robbery 236.4 150.7 143.5 520.8 111.3 420.3 157.6 131.3

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area United States Texas Atlanta Metro Area Austin Metro Area Houston Metro Area Oklahoma City Metro Area San Antonio Metro Area
Burglary 1137.0 718.3 848.1 1416.8 836.8 1210.0 1346.3 1108.4
Larceny 2622.2 2276.2 2729.5 3938.3 3925.2 3125.9 3088.2 4328.1
Motor vehicle theft 418.3 275.5 279.6 1178.4 264.2 585.0 568.5 448.4

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
56°
33°
60°
36°
67°
44°
75°
52°
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62°
90°
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94°
73°
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72°
88°
65°
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54°
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Precipitation
2.3"
2.9"
3.8"
3.1"
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4.2"
2.5"
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    44°
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