Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area - Rankings and Statistics - Niche

  • Population
    6,575,833
  • Population Density
    682 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    9,636 sq.mi.
  • Primary City
    Dallas, TX
The Dallas-Fort Worth metro area is centered in Texas and has 6,575,833 residents. It has average 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
4.00 Dallas 1,240,985
4.00 Fort Worth 778,573
4.00 Arlington 375,305
4.33 Plano 271,166
4.00 Garland 232,305
4.00 Irving 224,859
3.66 Grand Prairie 181,135
3.66 Mesquite 142,552
4.33 McKinney 144,066
4.33 Frisco 130,499
4.33 Carrollton 124,501
4.00 Denton 122,742
4.33 Richardson 103,752
4.33 Lewisville 99,039
4.33 Allen 89,845
4.33 Flower Mound 67,630
4.00 North Richland Hills 65,835
4.00 Mansfield 59,757
3.66 Rowlett 57,532
4.00 Euless 52,649
3.00 DeSoto 50,837
4.00 Bedford 48,104
4.33 Grapevine 48,671
3.66 Cedar Hill 46,414
4.00 Haltom City 43,259

Counties

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Dallas County 2,448,943
3.66 Tarrant County 1,881,469
4.33 Collin County 836,947
4.33 Denton County 708,627
3.00 Johnson County 153,854
3.33 Ellis County 154,447
3.00 Parker County 119,784
2.66 Kaufman County 107,119
2.33 Hunt County 87,256
3.33 Rockwall County 83,239
2.66 Wise County 60,413
3.00 Hood County 52,347
3.33 Somervell County 8,575

Nearby Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
Oklahoma City Metro Area 1,277,830
Tulsa Metro Area 945,802
Houston Metro Area 6,063,540
Austin Metro Area 1,782,032
San Antonio Metro Area 2,192,724

Comparable Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
Houston Metro Area 6,063,540
Austin Metro Area 1,782,032
Oklahoma City Metro Area 1,277,830
Atlanta Metro Area 5,379,176
San Antonio Metro Area 2,192,724

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 Carroll Independent School District 12
4.33 Plano Independent School District 85
4.33 Highland Park Independent School District (Dallas) 9
4.33 Coppell Independent School District 17
4.33 Allen Independent School District 24
4.33 Frisco Independent School District 62
4.33 Prosper Independent School District 9
4.33 Lovejoy Independent School District 8
4.33 Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District 33
4.33 Aledo Independent School District 8
4.33 Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District 20
4.00 Lewisville Independent School District 72
4.00 Northwest Independent School District 28
4.00 Celina Independent School District 5
4.00 McKinney Independent School District 33
4.00 Rockwall Independent School District 19
4.00 Grandview Independent School District 4
4.00 Argyle Independent School District 5
4.00 Richardson Independent School District 58
4.00 Wylie Independent School District (Wylie) 21
3.66 Brock Independent School District 3
4.00 Keller Independent School District 40
4.00 Red Oak Independent School District 8
4.00 Mansfield Independent School District 43

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
3.66 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, Middle, High
Calvary Temple Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 The Hockaday School Private, Boarding, All-Girls PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Greenhill School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Bethany Christian School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 The Canterbury Episcopal School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Trinity Valley School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Calvary Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Fort Worth Country Day School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Episcopal School of Dallas Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 The Cambridge School of Dallas Private, Religious 6-12 Middle, High
3.00 Canyon Creek Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 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
4.00 All Saints Episcopal School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Bishop Dunne Catholic School Private, Religious 6-12 Middle, High
Trinity Baptist Temple Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Jesuit College Prep School Private, Religious, All-Boys 9-12 High
3.66 The Fulton School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Master's Academy Private, Religious, Special Education 5-12 Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
Southern Methodist University
Texas Christian University
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Dallas Baptist University
University of North Texas
University of Texas - Dallas
Texas Wesleyan University
Northwood University - Cedar Hill
University of Dallas
Austin College
Southwestern Adventist University
University of Texas - Arlington
Tarleton State University
Texas A&M University - Commerce
Texas Woman's University
Dallas Christian College
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 49.95% 63.25% 44.31% 50.34% 54.32% 39.07% 67.01% 35.74%
Hispanic 27.58% 16.62% 38.18% 10.37% 31.55% 35.65% 11.63% 54.22%
African American 14.66% 12.23% 11.56% 32.08% 7.07% 16.90% 9.99% 6.10%
Asian 5.47% 4.83% 4.04% 4.97% 4.85% 6.72% 2.83% 2.05%
Multiracial 1.78% 2.05% 1.46% 1.76% 1.81% 1.25% 4.99% 1.45%
Native American 0.30% 0.66% 0.25% 0.19% 0.22% 0.18% 3.39% 0.20%
Other 0.16% 0.19% 0.13% 0.25% 0.14% 0.18% 0.08% 0.15%
Pacific Islander 0.09% 0.16% 0.07% 0.04% 0.04% 0.05% 0.07% 0.09%

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 15% 13% 15% 14% 15% 16% 14% 15%
10 to 17 years 12% 11% 12% 12% 10% 12% 11% 12%
18 to 24 years 9% 10% 10% 9% 11% 10% 11% 10%
25 to 34 years 15% 13% 14% 14% 17% 15% 15% 14%
35 to 44 years 15% 13% 14% 15% 15% 14% 13% 13%
45 to 54 years 14% 14% 13% 15% 13% 14% 13% 13%
55 to 64 years 10% 12% 11% 11% 10% 11% 11% 11%
65 and over 9% 13% 11% 9% 8% 9% 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 16% 14% 18% 12% 12% 19% 13% 17%
High school diploma or equivalent 23% 28% 25% 25% 19% 24% 27% 26%
Some college or associate degree 29% 29% 29% 28% 28% 28% 32% 31%
Bachelor's degree 21% 18% 18% 23% 27% 19% 18% 17%
Master's degree or higher 10% 11% 9% 12% 14% 10% 10% 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 49.3% 49.2% 49.6% 48.6% 50.1% 49.8% 49.3% 49.2%
Female 50.7% 50.8% 50.4% 51.4% 49.9% 50.2% 50.7% 50.8%

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 38.6% 35.1% 37.3% 34.4% 41.7% 38.0% 34.8% 36.7%
Own 61.4% 64.9% 62.7% 65.6% 58.3% 62.0% 65.2% 63.3%

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 184.4 264.1 268.6 298.1 198.8 354.9 368.9 372.1
Murder 4.7 5.2 4.9 8.0 2.6 7.3 6.0 4.7
Robbery 133.8 135.0 138.5 222.2 67.1 321.2 119.2 133.3

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 734.8 575.0 653.9 839.0 588.0 909.4 1035.7 947.6
Larceny 2192.1 2114.0 2514.4 2977.2 3015.0 2964.2 2740.1 3851.4
Motor vehicle theft 282.5 257.3 289.3 420.6 190.0 477.7 443.5 411.6

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
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Precipitation
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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 1458 responses

  • 68% Yes
  • 19% Not sure
  • 12% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 2578 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 1120 responses

  • 43% Very accepting.
  • 48% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 8% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 1% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 3027 responses

  • 38% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 51% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 10% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 2% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 924 responses

  • 22% I love everything about it.
  • 61% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 16% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 1% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 1383 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments