Dallas County

Dallas County, Texas

Dallas County, Texas

Dallas County Courthouse is housed at a historic building also known as Old Red, in Dallas, Texas. Photograph by Leaflet.

Dallas County, in north central Texas, is bordered by Kaufman and Rockwall counties to the east, Tarrant County to the west, Denton and Collin counties to the north, and Ellis County to the south. Dallas is the county seat and largest city. The county's center point is at 32°46' north latitude and 96°48' west longitude. Dallas County comprises 902 square miles of the primarily flat, heavy Blackland Prairie. Elevations in the county range from 382 to 850 feet above sea level. The Elm Fork and West Fork of the Trinity River meet near downtown Dallas. The county is drained by the Trinity River and its tributaries, including White Rock, Mountain, Fivemile, Tenmile, Muddy, Duck, Turtle, and Mesquite creeks. These streams feed reservoirs for municipal water and recreational use, including Lake Ray Hubbard, Lake North, Joe Pool, Mountain Creek and White Rock Lakes. The terrain is generally undulating. The eastern two-thirds of the county and the land along the western border is surfaced by slightly acidic clayey soils with loamy topsoil. The rest of the county's soil is alkaline and loamy. The county has tall grasses with pecan and oak trees along streams and mesquite on the prairies. Though the rich soil is the main mineral resource of Dallas County, gravel and sand have been mined from the Trinity floodplain, cement has been made from the local soft limestone, and bricks have been manufactured from the county's clay. Temperatures range from an average high of 95° F in July to an average low of 36° in January. The average rainfall is thirty-six inches a year. The growing season lasts 235 days. Interstate highways 20, 30, 35E, and 635 and U.S. highways 67, 75, 80, and 175 cross the county, in addition to other prominent roads, and the area is also served by several railroad lines, including the Union Pacific, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, and the Kansas City Southern

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Dallas County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Dallas County
Pop. Year Source
2,635,516 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Dallas County
People Year Source
1,368,022 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$58,993 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Dallas County
USD ($) Year Source
293,207,253,090 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Dallas County
USD ($) Year Source
49,142,694,624 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Dallas County
USD ($) Year Source
32,384,232,494 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
8.9 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
37.6 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
37.3 96.0 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Dallas County
Area (square miles) Year Source
871.3 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Dallas County
Area (square miles) Year Source
908.6 2019 United States Census Bureau