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0.85% growth
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Median Household Income
5.02% growth
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2.39% growth
Median Property Value
5.83% growth


The economy of Dallas County, TX employs 1.28M people. The economy of Dallas County, TX is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Construction; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 2.26; 1.65; and 1.34 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Dallas County, TX are Healthcare & Social Assistance (145,821), Retail trade (142,425), and Construction (132,790), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($64,797), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($63,358), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($58,134).

Median household income in Dallas County, TX is $54,399. Males in Dallas County, TX have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,764. The income inequality of Dallas County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.486 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Dallas County, TX. In Dallas County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 67 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,078. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.


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Dallas County, TX is home to a population of 2.57M people, from which 82.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Dallas County, TX is composed of 1.03M Hispanic residents (39.9%), 763,940 White residents (29.7%), 574,773 Black residents (22.3%), 155,890 Asian residents (6.05%), and 43,902 Two+ residents (1.7%). The most common foreign languages in Dallas County, TX are Spanish (788,948 speakers), Vietnamese (27,213 speakers), and Other Asian (19,599 speakers), but compared to other places, Dallas County, TX has a relative high number of African Languages (19,460 speakers), Spanish (788,948 speakers), and Other Asian (19,599 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Dallas County, TX awarded 26,908 degrees. The student population of Dallas County, TX is skewed towards females, with 11,690 male students and 15,218 female students. Most students in Dallas County, TX are White (9,806 and 36.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (6,768 and 25.2%), Black or African American (5,678 and 21.1%), and Asian (1,815 and 6.75%). The largest universities in Dallas County, TX by number of graduates are Southern Methodist University (3,889 and 14.5%), Richland College (2,248 and 8.35%), and Eastfield College (1,625 and 6.04%). The most popular majors in Dallas County, TX are General Studies (4,874 and 18.1%), Registered Nursing (452 and 1.68%), and Culinary Arts & Chef Training (280 and 1.04%). The median tuition costs in Dallas County, TX are $34,650 for private four year colleges, and $7,249 and $17,041 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dallas County, TX is $154,300, which is 0.75 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $145,800 to $154,300, a 5.83% increase. The homeownership rate of Dallas County, TX is 49.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Dallas County, TX have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dallas County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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