Dallas, TX

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Population

1.34M

1.76% growth

Median Age

32.4


Median Household Income

$50,627

7.16% growth

Poverty Rate

21.8%


Number of Employees

680,350

1.86% growth

Median Property Value

$190,600

21.3% growth

About

In 2017, Dallas, TX had a population of 1.34M people with a median age of 32.4 and a median household income of $50,627. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dallas, TX grew from 1.32M to 1.34M, a 1.76% increase and its median household income grew from $47,243 to $50,627, a 7.16% increase.

The population of Dallas, TX is 41.9% Hispanic or Latino, 28.5% White Alone, and 24% Black or African American Alone. 43.9% of the people in Dallas, TX speak a non-English language, and 80.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dallas, TX are Richland College (2,642 degrees awarded in 2016), El Centro College (1,498 degrees), and Dallas Baptist University (1,408 degrees).

The median property value in Dallas, TX is $190,600, and the homeownership rate is 39.4%. Most people in Dallas, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Dallas, TX is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Dallas skyline, shot from Reunion Tower.

Economy

The economy of Dallas, TX employs 680k people. The largest industries in Dallas, TX are Construction (81,874 people), Retail Trade (77,750 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (74,902 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,443), Information ($65,955), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($61,900).

Median household income in Dallas, TX is $50,627. Males in Dallas, TX have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,183. The income inequality in Dallas, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,627

2017 value

± $914

7.16%

1 Year Growth

± 2.75%

Households in Dallas, TX have a median annual income of $50,627, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,243 in 2016, which represents a 7.16% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,834

Average Male Salary

± $720

$47,183

Average Female Salary

± $513

In 2017, full-time male employees in Dallas, TX made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Dallas, TX by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $66,972 ± $2,204

  2. White

    $53,020 ± $510

  3. Two or More Races

    $45,863 ± $2,727

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Dallas, TX workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Dallas, TX by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dallas, TX is from Texas.

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.678% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 206

  2. Census Tract 133

  3. Census Tract 76.04

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dallas, TX was Census Tract 206 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 133 and Census Tract 76.04, with respective values of $230,463 and $214,306.

The following map shows all of the places in Dallas, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dallas, TX (281k out of 1.28M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    146,455 ± 3,150

  2. Hispanic

    139,318 ± 3,006

  3. Black

    93,206 ± 2,445

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dallas, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

680k

2017 Value

± 15,440

1.86%

1 Year growth

± 3.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dallas, TX grew at a rate of 1.86%, from 668k employees to 680k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dallas, TX, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (34,514 people), Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (24,658 people), and Construction Trades Workers Except Carpenters, Electricians, Painters, Plumbers, & Construction Laborers (20,006 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dallas, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dallas, TX, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (34,514 people), Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (24,658 people), and Construction Trades Workers Except Carpenters, Electricians, Painters, Plumbers, & Construction Laborers (20,006 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Dallas, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction Trades Workers Except Carpenters, Electricians, Painters, Plumbers, & Construction Laborers (3.39 times higher than expected), Painters & Paperhangers (2.43 times), and Carpenters (2.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dallas, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($113,092), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($71,407), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,376).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

680k

2017 Value

± 15,440

1.86%

1 Year growth

± 3.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dallas, TX grew at a rate of 1.86%, from 668k employees to 680k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dallas, TX, are Construction (81,874 people), Retail Trade (77,750 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (74,902 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dallas, TX, though some of these residents may live in Dallas, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Dallas, TX, by number of employees, are Construction (81,874 people), Retail Trade (77,750 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (74,902 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Dallas, TX has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.14 times higher than expected), Construction (1.84 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dallas, TX, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,443), Information ($65,955), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($61,900).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline with $216B and Mixed freight and $159B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

76% of the population of Dallas, TX has health coverage, with 39.4% on employee plans, 19.6% on Medicaid, 7.85% on Medicare, 8.27% on non-group plans, and 0.857% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Dallas, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Dallas, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

24%

Uninsured

39.4%

Employer Coverage

19.6%

Medicaid

7.85%

Medicare

8.27%

Non-Group

0.857%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dallas, TX grew by 7.76% from 22.2% to 24%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Dallas, TX is home to a population of 1.34M people, from which 80.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 23.7% of Dallas, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Dallas, TX is composed of 561k Hispanic or Latino residents (41.9%), 382k White Alone residents (28.5%), 322k Black or African American Alone residents (24%), 49.2k Asian Alone residents (3.67%), 20.5k Two or More Races residents (1.53%), 3.84k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.286%), 1.77k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.132%), and 655 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0488%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Dallas, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (464,561 speakers), African Languages (11,922 speakers), and Chinese (5,563 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dallas, TX was 32.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Dallas, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Dallas, TX residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

23.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

23.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 23.7% of Dallas, TX residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dallas, TX was 23.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,536,761 ± 37,310 people

  2. India

    269,624 ± 12,687 people

  3. El Salvador

    222,793 ± 11,543 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Dallas, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,536,761 Dallas, TX residents, followed by India with 269,624 and El Salvador with 222,793.

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Citizenship

80.9%

2017 Citizenship

81.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 80.9% of Dallas, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dallas, TX was 81.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    561k ± 19.7k

  2. White Alone

    382k ± 10.1k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    322k ± 11.2k

In 2017, there were 1.47 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (561k people) in Dallas, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 382k White Alone and 322k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Dallas, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    464,561 speakers (38.9%)

  2. African Languages

    11,922 speakers (0.998%)

  3. Chinese

    5,563 speakers (0.466%)

43.9% of Dallas, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Dallas, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 38.9% of the overall population of Dallas, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.998% speak African Languages and 0.466% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    13,490 ± 1,653

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    9,673 ± 2,094

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    5,832 ± 1,316

Dallas, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Dallas, TX awarded 13,244 degrees. The student population of Dallas, TX is skewed towards women, with 26,715 male students and 38,613 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dallas, TX are White (3,952 and 30.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3,772 and 29.1%), Black or African American (3,376 and 26%), and Asian (895 and 6.91%).

The largest universities in Dallas, TX by number of degrees awarded are Richland College (2,642 and 19.9%), El Centro College (1,498 and 11.3%), and Dallas Baptist University (1,408 and 10.6%).

The most popular majors in Dallas, TX are General Studies (3,208 and 24.2%), Medical Assistant (900 and 6.8%), and General Business Administration & Management (737 and 5.56%).

The median tuition costs in Dallas, TX are $16,488 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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 248 degrees awarded

  2. 3,208 degrees awarded

  3. 404 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Dallas, TX was Culinary Arts & Chef Training with 248 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Dallas, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,642 degrees awarded

  2. 1,498 degrees awarded

  3. 1,408 degrees awarded

$7,249

Median In-State Public

$16,488

Median Private

In 2016, the Dallas, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Richland College with 2,642 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,808

Degrees Awarded to Men

8,436

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,808 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dallas, TX, which is 0.57 times less than the 8,436 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Dallas, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,952 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3,772 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    3,376 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Dallas, TX were to White students. These 3,952 degrees mean that there were 1.05 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 3,772 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dallas, TX was $190,600 in 2017, which is 0.876 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $157,100 to $190,600, a 21.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Dallas, TX is 39.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dallas, TX have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dallas, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,627

Median Household Income

± $914

513k

Number of Households

± 11,948

In 2017, the median household income of the 513k households in Dallas, TX grew to $50,627 from the previous year's value of $47,243.

The following chart displays the households in Dallas, 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$190,600

2017 Median

± $7,741

$157,100

2016 Median

± $5,898

In 2017, the median property value in Dallas, TX grew to to $190,600 from the previous year's value of $157,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Dallas, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dallas, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Dallas, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dallas, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

39.4%

2017 Homeownership

40.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 39.4% of the housing units in Dallas, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 40.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Dallas, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Dallas, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dallas, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dallas, TX have a longer commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in Dallas, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.9%

  2. Carpooled

    11.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.64%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Dallas, TX was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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