Dallas 74 Excellent
Dallas Livability #776 ranked city in Texas#8,764 ranked city in the USARanks better than 70% of areas
A+ Dallas Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Dallas Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% higher than Texas
991% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Dallas cost of living
F Dallas Crime Total crime is 44% higher than Texas
Total crime
4,01456% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2556% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Dallas crime
D+ Dallas Employment Household income is 17% lower than Texas
Median household income
$45,21518% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$29,752equal to the US average
Unemployment rate
5%1% lower than the US average
Dallas employment
B- Dallas Housing Home value is equal to Texas
Median home value
$142,60023% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8886% lower than the US average
Home ownership
42%34% lower than the US average
Dallas real estate or Dallas rentals
B Dallas Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
72%13% lower than the US average
School test scores
65%31% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Dallas K-12 schools
B Dallas User Ratings There are a total of 36 ratings in Dallas
Overall user rating
72% 36 total ratings
User reviews rating
72% 13 total reviews
User surveys rating
72% 23 total surveys
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Living in Dallas, TX

Dallas is a highly populated city located in the state of Texas. The city has a population of 1,278,433 inhabitants. Dallas has a population density of 3,761 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Dallas identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 38% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Dallas residents is 33.

Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Dallas, Texas could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Dallas and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Dallas to Texas and the national average.

Using data and statistics Dallas has received a livability score of 75 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 82nd percentile when compared to all other cities. This is a terrific score, as Dallas ranks well in multiple categories! For each of the livability categories, we see that Dallas ranks very well for amenities (A+), weather (B), education (B) and housing (B-). There are some categories that Dallas scores poorly for, including: crime (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Dallas has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository, Dallas World Aquarium, and Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

Unemployment rates can range pretty dramatically from one city to another. Knowing that Dallas has an unemployment rate of 0.73% probably means that there are ample job opportunities for you to consider as it is far below the national average.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Dallas is actually affordable. The median home price for Dallas homes is $142,600, which is 0.1% lower than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Dallas, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 23.1% higher than the Texas average.

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      Source: The Dallas, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).