Dallas Household Incomes

Total Less Than $25,000 to $50,000 to $75,000 to Over
Households $25,000 $50,000 $75,000 $100,000 $100,000
514,588 126,861 141,235 91,080 51,324 104,088

30.0% 27.5%
24.6%
25.0%
20.2%
20.0% 17.7%
15.0%
10.0%
10.0%

5.0%

0.0%
Less than $25,000 $25,000 to $50,000 $50,000 to $75,000 $75,000 to $100,000 Over $100,000

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community 1
Survey 1-Year Estimates
Average Median Income
Median Income in 2016 Dollars
$80,000

$70,000 $66,697
$60,000 $56,428 $57,617
$47,243 $47,793 $49,268
$50,000

$40,000

$30,000

$20,000

$10,000

$0

Dallas Houston San Antonio Austin Fort Worth US

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community 2
Survey 1-Year Estimates
Percent of Population in Poverty
2016 Poverty Percentages
25.0%

20.8%
20.0%
19.4% 18.5%
17.5%

15.0% 13.5% 14.0%

10.0%

5.0%

0.0%

Dallas Houston San Antonio Austin Fort Worth US

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community 3
Survey 1-Year Estimates
Dallas Today: A Snap Shot
Other Foreign
than Born,
English
Language 24.7%
43.9% Spoken Country of Birth
Speaks
only at Home
Born in
English US,
56.1% 75.3%

Educational Attainment
Less than 9th grade 5.5% Race / Ethnicity
11.50%

13.50% 9th to 12th grade, no diploma

High school graduate (includes 24.4% Hispanic
9.80%
20.10% equivalency) 41.4%
White
Some college, no degree
21.00% African-American
Associate's degree
4.70% Other
19.40% 4
Bachelor's degree 28.7%

Graduate or professional degree

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community 4
Survey 1-Year Estimates
Median Income for Dallas 2014-2016

Dallas Median Income Over Time
$48,000
$47,243
$47,000

$46,000

$45,000
$43,781
$44,000 $43,359
$43,000

$42,000

$41,000

2014 2015 2016
5

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community
Survey 1-Year Estimates
Dallas Poverty Facts
• Since 2000, the poverty rate in the City of Dallas has increased
approximately 22% while the City’s total population only
increased by about 9.7%.

• 22.5% of Hispanics and 26.8% of African-Americans in Dallas
live below the poverty line.

• 121,699 Latinos and 85,872 African-Americans live in poverty
in Dallas.

2016 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 6
2015 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
2014 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Children are the Face of Poverty
Too Many Families with Children Live in Poverty

30.00%
26.90%
24.80%
25.00%
20.40%
19.30%
20.00%
% of Families
15.00% 13.40% with Children
Below Poverty
10.00%
Level
5.00%

0.00%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community
Survey 1-Year Estimates 7
Impacts of Poverty on Children
Dallas has the third highest child poverty rate among large US cities.

Children in Poverty
40.00% 37.30%
35.00% 32.80%
30.60% 30.60%
30.00% 28.50% 28.30%
26.60% 26.20%
25.00%
20.00% 18%
15.50%
15.00% 12.60%
10.00%
5.00%
0.00%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community 8
Survey 1-Year Estimates
Impacts of Poverty on Children
However, we are improving
Child Poverty Rate Number of Children in
40.00% 37.80% Poverty
34.70% 140,000
35.00% 125,884
30.60% 115,260
120,000
30.00%
99,384
25.00% 100,000

20.00% 80,000

15.00% 60,000

10.00% 40,000

5.00% 20,000

0.00% 0
2014 2015 2016 2014 2015 2016

2016 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
2015 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 9
2014 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
Impacts of Poverty on Children
The poverty rate in the City of Dallas fell from 24.1% in 2014 to 19.4% in 2016.

Poverty Rates
30.00%

24.50%
25.00% 22.50% 22.40% 21.20% 21.00%
19.40% 20.80% 19.50% 17.80%
20.00% 18.00% 18.50% 18.50%
16.30%
15.00% 14.50%
13.50%

10.00%

5.00%

0.00%
City of Dallas Houston Dallas County San Antonio Austin
2014 2015 2016

2016 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
2015 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 10
2014 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
Impacts of Poverty on Children
The child poverty rate in Dallas fell from 37.8% in 2014 to 30.60% in 2016.

Child Poverty Rates
40.00% 37.80% 34.50%
34.70% 35.10%
35.00% 32.80%
30.60% 31.30%
29.70%
30.00% 27.20% 26.50% 26.80%
25.30% 26.20%
25.00%
20.10%
20.00% 18.40%

15.00%

10.00%

5.00%

0.00%
City of Dallas Houston Dallas County San Antonio Austin
2014 2015 2016

2016 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
2015 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates 11
2014 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates

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