Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
7.67M
1.72% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.3
0.284% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.7%
2.05% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$83,398
8.43% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$299,000
17% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
3.92M
2.63% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX had a population of 7.67M people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $83,398. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX grew from 7.54M to 7.67M, a 1.72% increase and its median household income grew from $76,916 to $83,398, a 8.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (43.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.8%), White (Hispanic) (13.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.54%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.53%).

None of the households in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.8% of the residents in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX are The University of Texas at Arlington (13,900 degrees awarded in 2022), University of North Texas (11,197 degrees), and Dallas College (224615) (10,913 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX was $299,000, and the homeownership rate was 59.9%.

Most people in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28 minutes. The average car ownership in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX is home to a population of 7.67M people, from which 88.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 18.7% of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.43M people).

In 2022, there were 2.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.35M people) in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.21M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.01M White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.8%
2022 Citizenship
88.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88.8% of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX was 88.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.35M ± 3.24k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.21M ± 5.21k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.01M ± 14.7k
29.4%
Hispanic Population
2.26M people

In 2022, there were 2.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.35M people) in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.21M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.01M White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

29.4% of the people in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX are hispanic (2.26M people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

18.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.43M people
18.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.41M people

As of 2022, 18.7% of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX residents (1.43M people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX was 18.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    95,671 ± 3,356
  2. Vietnam
    92,630 ± 2,300
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    61,385 ± 1,937

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX employs 3.92M people. The largest industries in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX are Retail Trade (442,611 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (432,637 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (356,319 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($90,721), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,363), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($82,552).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3.92M
2022 Value
± 18,738
2.63%
1 Year growth
± 0.657%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX grew at a rate of 2.63%, from 3.82M employees to 3.92M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, are Management Occupations (474,775 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (444,786 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (399,260 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Texas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

3.92M
2022 Value
± 18,738
2.63%
1 Year growth
± 0.657%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX grew at a rate of 2.63%, from 3.82M employees to 3.92M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, are Retail Trade (442,611 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (432,637 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (356,319 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, though some of these residents may live in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,677
Median earning men ± $331
$40,903
Median earning women ± $283

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($89,413), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,642), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($76,441).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($65,992), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,104), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,419).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 80,129
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 44,266
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 40,985
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX awarded 92,323 degrees. The student population of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 153,319 male students and 212,665 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX are White (33,878 and 39.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (24,408 and 28.4%), Black or African American (13,711 and 15.9%), and Asian (8,536 and 9.92%).

The largest universities in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX by number of degrees awarded are The University of Texas at Arlington (13,900 and 15.1%), University of North Texas (11,197 and 12.1%), and Dallas College (224615) (10,913 and 11.8%).

The most popular majors in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX are General Studies (12,215 and 13.2%), Registered Nursing (5,299 and 5.74%), and General Business Administration & Management (5,068 and 5.49%).

The median tuition costs in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX are $15,593 for private four year colleges, and $6,728 and $17,559 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 365,984 (41.9% men and 58.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 365,984 students enrolled in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, 41.9% men and 58.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 115,536 records, of which 57.2% were women and 42.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 4,343 degrees awarded
  2. 1,742 degrees awarded
  3. 1,714 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX was Registered Nursing with 4,343 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 13,900 degrees awarded
  2. 11,197 degrees awarded
  3. 10,913 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Texas at Arlington with 13,900 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 36,044 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, which is 0.64 times less than the 56,279 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 33,878 degrees mean that there were 1.39 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 24,408 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($16,680) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,346) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,639) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX was $299,000 in 2022, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $255,600 to $299,000, a 17% increase. The homeownership rate in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX is 59.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX is $83,398. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $121,303, followed by Collin County, TX and Glasscock County, TX, with respective values of $113,255 and $112,188.

Property

$299,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$1,205
$1.65M
Median Property Taxes
±$10,501

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

59.9%
Homeownership
2022
64.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.9% of the housing units in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $121,303, followed by Collin County, TX and Glasscock County, TX, with respective values of $113,255 and $112,188.

The following map shows all of the counties in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$83,398
Median Household Income
± $507
2.76M
Number of Households
± 13,830

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.76M households in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX grew to $83,398 from the previous year's value of $76,916.

The following chart displays the households in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.7%)
  3. Carpooled (9.37%)

In 2022, 73.4% of workers in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.7%) and those who carpooled to work (9.37%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.04% of the workforce in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (808k out of 7.58M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

83.5% of the population of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX has health coverage, with 51.8% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 8.68% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.21% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Texas see 1629 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 759 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,629 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Texas

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,629 patients per year. This represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1,642 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Texas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27% under 18 years, 22.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

16.5%
Uninsured
51.8%
Employer Coverage
11.4%
Medicaid
8.68%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
1.21%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX declined by 0.123% from 16.6% to 16.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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