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Mar 19, 2014 5:48AM
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Statistic

Dallas

Texas

National

Average number of people per household

 2.6

 2.8

 3

Median value owner occupied home

$129,800

 $114,200

 $200,419

Median property taxes paid

$1,442

$1,232

$1,696

Median apartment rent asked

$789

$712

$801

Percent owner occupied

46.7%

73.8%

72.3%

Percent renter occupied

53.3%

26.2%

27.7%

The median home value in Dallas is 13.7% greater than the Texas average and 35.2% less than the National average. The median price asked for homes in Dallas is 11.5% greater than the Texas average and 32.7% less than the National average.

The median apartment rental rates in Dallas is 10.8% greater than the Texas average and 1.5% less than the National average.


Mar 19, 2014 5:47AM
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Dallas /100K

Texas /100K

National /100K

Violent crime

681

409

387

Property crime

5,058

3,362

2,859

5,739

3,770

3,246

Mar 19, 2014 5:46AM
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The crime index is 52% higher than the average and and the Texas crime index is 16% higher than the National average.

The violent crime rate is 66% higher than the average and the Texas violent crime rate is 5% higher than the National average.

The property crime rate is 50% higher than the average and the Texas property crime rate is 17% higher than the National average.

The crime rate in Dallas is less than 4% of the cities in Texas.
The chance of being a victim of a crime in Dallas is 1 in 18.
The chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Dallas is 1 in 147.
The chance of being a victim of a property crime in Dallas is 1 in 20.

Mar 19, 2014 5:45AM
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Dallas cost of living index 2014  AreaVibes.com

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Overall Score 76

Index

Dallas

Texas

National

92

91

100

107

94

100

99

89

100

105

96

100

60

84

100

105

97

100

107

96

100


The cost of living in is 0.9% greater than the Texas average.

The cost of living in is 8.3% less than the national average.

Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.

Index

Dallas

 Texas

National

Income per capita

  $26,716

  $22,921

$25,804

Median household income

 $41,682

  $49,421

$52,328

Median household income owner occupied

  $69,249

  $58,488

$63,664

Median household income renter occupied

  $40,407

  $34,283

$35,685

Median earnings male

  $32,488

  $36,758

$38,921

Median earnings female

$27,589

    $21,147

  $23,115

Unemployment rate (2000)

6.7%

    4.4%

  4.0%

Unemployment rate (2010)

8.2%

   8.2%

  9.5%

Unemployment rate (2013)

6.0%

   6.4%

  7.3%

Poverty level

17.8%

   17.8%

 12.3%

The income per capita in Dallas is 16.6% greater than the Texas average and 3.5% greater than the National average. The median household income in Dallas is 15.7% less than the Texas average and 20.3% less than the National average. The median household income in Dallas for owner occupied housing is 71.4% greater than the median household income for renter occupied housing in Dallas.

The poverty level in Dallas is 0.3% less than the Texas average and 44.6% greater than the National average. The median earnings for males in Dallas is 17.8% greater than the median earnings for females in Dallas.

Statistic

Dallas /100K

Texas /100K

National /100K

Violent crime

681

409

387

Property crime

5,058

3,362

2,859

5,739

3,770

3,246

The crime index is 52% higher than the average and and the Texas crime index is 16% higher than the National average.

The violent crime rate is 66% higher than the average and the Texas violent crime rate is 5% higher than the National average.

The property crime rate is 50% higher than the average and the Texas property crime rate is 17% higher than the National average.

The crime rate in Dallas is less than 4% of the cities in Texas.
The chance of being a victim of a crime in Dallas is 1 in 18.
The chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Dallas is 1 in 147.
The chance of being a victim of a property crime in Dallas is 1 in 20.






 

 

 



 

 



















Mar 12, 2014 4:27AM
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For all you rightwing nuts posting here, I thought I'd offer you morons some reality.



According to the latest Census data, 9 of the 10 states with the lowest per-person income levels were Red: Mississippi, Arkansas, Idaho, West Virginia, Kentucky, Utah, Alabama, South Carolina and Oklahoma.  

The Census data also show that 9 of the 10 states with the lowest median household income were Red: Mississippi, Arkansas, West Virginia, Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, South Carolina and Oklahoma.

And 9 of the 10 states with the lowest median family income were Red: Mississippi, Arkansas, West Virginia, Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Louisiana and South Carolina.

The only Blue state on each list: New Mexico.

By the way, 9 of the 10 states with the highest per-person income voted Blue in the 2012 presidential race: Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Virginia and Washington. The only Red state on the list: Alaska.

Mar 11, 2014 1:09AM
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I've lived in Dallas for most of my life, and I can assure you all that Dallas is no longer the vital city it once was during the 60s, 70s & 80s.  The cost of living has sky rocketed over the last decade, with property owners raising rent on apartment as high as 12% annually.


Buying a home here is not cheap and as far as median salaries go, you've got have a job that is in high demand here in order to make the income you will need in order to buy a home -- upwards of about $50,000. in my book. Wages are extremely low here and that's how the conservative local and state governments want it. Some employers, and I am not kidding, want to pay secretaries $8.00 an hour, others $10.00 an hour.


Most often, you'll wind up in a low wage $11.00 an hour call center job with no job security. Crime has risen in Dallas and poverty is its origins.  Yes, it's hot and electricity bills are sky high.  Mine during the 4 freezes we had here rose from 95.00 to over 160.00 in one month.  Electricity and utility companies are Price Gouging and Scamming Texas citizens like crazy here, and they get away with it.


I know everyone is flocking to Texas for a job.  But please take it from me, the good paying jobs are not here!  And that is the truth. 


And the "real" unemployment rate for every city listed on this list is in reality DOUBLE what is written here (see ) -- that not only includes the long-term jobless but also all those in temporary employment and working part time because employers will not hire them permanent or full time.  -- a plight I had over the last 10 months when I was laid off again.  I have 3 college degrees and no career.  Age discrimination on the job for those over 50 is horrendous here.  Sorry folks, but I'd take anywhere in Texas off my list of Best places to work.

Feb 25, 2014 11:58AM
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people who want a job are fleeing liberal states as fast as they can
Feb 25, 2014 11:37AM
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Nothing in the rust belt.  None of them are big union strongholds either.  Big surprise.
Feb 25, 2014 8:25AM
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Hey Previous dude, What is a Minority?
Elderly ?
Gay ?
White ?
Not sure of your Minority definition.
Feb 25, 2014 8:05AM
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Denver is a great place if you are a minority.  If you are not do not apply.
Feb 25, 2014 7:48AM
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I think the implication is that these would be good cities to live in.  However I take it to mean the opposite.  Who wants to live in a city where the population growth outstrips the ability of the city's infrastructure to support it:  transportation problems, water & sewerage problems, crime, etc.  No Thanks!
Feb 25, 2014 7:26AM
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My wife and I  have been thinking about retiring to Phoenix but have changed our mind due to their nutty state government which must be a reflection of their local governments. We will retire in 2015 and had planned a trip to Phoenix, but now we don't even want to visit.
Feb 25, 2014 6:45AM
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North Carolina is a terrific state with mountains, lakes and some of the most beautiful beaches anywhere. Nice mild climate as well.
Feb 25, 2014 6:45AM
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Most large US cities are a center of blue surrounded by red.  The red supports the blue.  Many red people work in the blue center, but most don't live there.  They live in the red ring where taxes and crime are lower.  As long as the productivity of the red continues, the blue also benefits.  You then have Charlotte or Atlanta. 

 

But when the blue encroaches on the red, bringing taxation, regulation, crime and corruption, the red workers depart and the red ring recedes.  This causes the blue center to collapse on itself, consuming what little productivity remains until the city is just a shell of its former self.  You then have Detroit or  Cleveland.   

Feb 25, 2014 6:43AM
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this post isn't long enough to name all the blue cities that have gone bankrupt
Feb 25, 2014 6:41AM
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according to the libs these cities have liberal mayors, that's what makes them great.  Well guess what? my town has a very liberal mayor in very red state. the idiot mayor has no power, thankfully
Feb 25, 2014 6:36AM
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I'm a Texan and I'll tell u this....there is no amazing scenery or outdoor recreation in Texas like you would find in Portland, OR or Miami, FL. What u have in Texas cities is hot weather, lots of traffic, and manufactured and plastic suburbs (yes, I'm talking to you Plano). The reason why real estate is cheaper is because you have no real nature beauty. Most of the lakes are man made and manufactured. Fake. I'd do anything to land a job in Portland, Seattle, or Miami where the real outdoor fun exists.

Feb 25, 2014 6:35AM
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with all those jobs, no wonder the libs aren't moving there
Feb 25, 2014 6:34AM
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what's impossible?  to name a state or city that was in bad shape voted liberal  then improved. Its never happened 
Feb 25, 2014 6:32AM
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amazing, all in low tax low regulation states
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