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Dallas County, Texas
Dallas County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 2,218,899. Its county seat is Dallas6. Dallas County is the most populous county within the Metroplex and contains the largest of its principal cities. The county was named in honor of George Mifflin Dallas, the eleventh vice president of the United States.
- Collin County (north)
- Rockwall County (northeast)
- Kaufman County (east)
- Ellis County (south)
- Tarrant County (west)
- Denton County (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,218,899 people, 807,621 households, and 533,837 families residing in the county. The population density is 974/km² (2,523/mi²). There are 854,119 housing units at an average density of 375/km² (971/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 58.35% White, 20.31% Black or African American, 0.56% Native American, 3.98% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 14.04% from other races, and 2.70% from two or more races. 29.87% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 807,621 households out of which 35.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.90% are married couples living together, 14.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.90% are non-families. 27.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.71 and the average family size is 3.34.
In the county, the population is spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 10.70% from 18 to 24, 34.40% from 25 to 44, 18.90% from 45 to 64, and 8.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $43,324, and the median income for a family is $49,062. Males have a median income of $34,988 versus $29,539 for females. The per capita income for the county is $22,603. 13.40% of the population and 10.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.00% of those under the age of 18 and 10.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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