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Dallas, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Dallas had a population of 5,254 as of July 1, 2017. Dallas ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dallas is located at latitude 35.3179 and longitude -81.1832 in Gaston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dallas (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gaston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 794 feet.

The Town of Dallas (GNIS ID: 2406350) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Dallas is located within Township of Dallas, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gaston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dallas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Dallas, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,254
Daytime Population: Workers 1,419
Daytime Population: Residents 3,101
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,520
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 5,125
Population in Familes 4,127
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density2 1,833
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $35,451
Average Household Income $48,772
Per Capita Income $19,365


Total Housing Units 2,326 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,211 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 878 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 237 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $114,925
Average Home Value $159,153


Total Households 2,089
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,392
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.2% 1.49%
Households 2.14% 1.46%
Families 2.13% 1.36%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Dallas, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dallas to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 145 81st
Population Density # 45 94th
Diversity Index # 333 55th
Median Household Income # 539 27th
Per Capita Income # 553 25th

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