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Dallas Facts

Dallas Area Weather

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  • Normal average daily temperature: 66 F
  • Warmest month—July, daily mean temperature: 84.75 F
  • Coldest month—January, daily mean temperature: 46.6 F
Month Avg. Rainfall (inches) Avg. Temp (°F)
January 1.31 35–56
February 1.97 38–59
March 2.34 46–68
April 3.88 55–75
May 4.63 63–83
June 2.91 71–91
July 2.23 74–95
August 2.23 74–95
September 2.23 67–88
October 3.00 57–79
November 2.20 46–67
December 1.92 37–58
ANNUAL 31.56 55-76

Medical

  • There are more than 70 hospitals in the Dallas area, including Baylor University Medical Center, the third largest church-related hospital in the nation, and Parkland Memorial Hospital with its trauma center and burn unit.
  • The University of Texas Soutdwestern Medical Center at Dallas is one of the nation's leading medical and research institutions with one of the top 10 U.S. medical schools.
  • Methodist Medical Center maintains one of the largest transplant centers in tde Southwest, with a nationally renowned kidney transplant program.

Cost of Living

  • The Dallas area has one of the lowest costs of living among major urban areas included in the American Chamber of Commerce Research Association's (ACCRA) Inner-City Cost of Living Index.
  • The ACCRA Cost of Living Index measures the cost of consumer goods and services, excluding taxes and nonconsumer expenditures, for professional and managerial households in the top income quintile. Out of 19 metropolitan areas with more than 2 million occupants, Dallas ranks among tde least expensive in the following areas:

Grocery Items—4th
Housing—5th
Utilities—11th
Transportation—7th
Health Care—4th
Misc. Goods and Services—6th
 

Housing Information

(See Descriptions of Areas)

Apartments: Average Rental Rates

City Avg. Rent
Allen/McKinney (areas 30 & 31) $736
Arlington (area 11) $611
Carrollton/Farmers Branch (areas 22 & 23) $725
Downtown/Park Cities (areas 1 & 2) $970
Duncanville/DeSoto (areas 4 & 6) $640
Irving (area 12) $634
Garland/Rowlett/Rockwall (areas 32 & 34) $633
Grand Prairie (area 10) $608
Grapevine (area 20) $718
Hurst/Euless/Bedford (area 13) $626
Lewisville (area 26) $738
Plano (area 28) $750
Richardson (area 33) $861

Average Monthly Electric

Use 8 cents per square foot as an estimate for budgeting. Examples:

Apartment Size Avg. Bill
1 bedroom (700 square feet) $56
2 bedroom (1000 square feet) $80

Houses: Average Sales Price

City Avg. Price
Arlington (area 11) $143,908
Carrollton/Farmers Branch (areas 22 & 23) $145,738
Cedar Hill (area 5) $131,421
Colleyville (area 19) $381,227
Coppell (area 24) $225,367
DeSoto (area 6) $132,295
Duncanville (area 4) $108,255
East Dallas (area 1) $94,345
Fort Worth (area 16) $90,328
Garland (area 34) $105,628
Grand Prairie (area 10) $100,153
Grapevine (area 20) $192,885
Haltom City (area 15) $55,214
Hurst/Euless/Bedford (area 13) $132,360
Irving (area 12) $128,830
Keller (area 18) $133,107
Lancaster (area 7) $92,559
Lewisville/Flower Mound (area 25 & 26) $173,678
Mesquite (area 35) $93,609
Nortd Dallas (area 21) $304,025
North Richland Hills (area 17) $136,773
Oak Cliff (area 3) $54,086
Park Cities (area 2) $587,543
Plano (area 28) $226,075
Richardson (area 22) $161,349
Richland Hills (area 14) $53,030
Rowlett (area 32) $136,720
The Colony (area 27) $138,880

Median Sales Price—$159,260
Average Property Tax Rate (High End)—$25.40 per $1,000 of assessed value