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Demographic Issues in Dallas County
“If you’re wondering what the USA that your children or grandchildren — depending on your age — will look like, all you need to do is look around because in a very real sense, the Texas of today is the USA of tomorrow. If you don’t change those differences, you’re going to have a poorer and less competitive state.” — Steve Murdock, former state demographer, director, Hobby Center for the Study of Texas, Rice University.
91% of all Dallas county students attend public schools.
70% of public school students are economically disadvantaged.
Dallas Public School Demographics
- 54% Hispanic
- 23% black
- 17% white
- 4% Asian
- 2% other
By 2030, 60% of jobs will require a degree or credential beyond high school.
Currently, only 13% of high school students graduate ready to succeed in post-secondary education.
Education and Income Comparisons, City of Dallas
|Race/Ethnicity||10 Year Population Growth||Median Income||Adults 25 and Older|
With a College Degree
- Birth to third grade.
- There are more than 230,000 children in Dallas County who are between the ages of 0 and 5.
- Only 1 in 7 early childhood facilities have any type of quality ranking.
- There are more than 460,000 K-12 students in Dallas County.
- By fourth grade, only 1 in 3 students read at grade level.
- 5,000 students fail to graduate from high school every year.
- The lifetime cost to our region for each class of high school dropouts is $5 billion.
Higher Education and Workforce
- There are more than 180,000 higher education students in Dallas County.
- Only 13% of high school students graduate ready for college.
- For black and Hispanic students, the number is closer to 4%.
- Fewer than 50% of higher education students graduate with degrees.
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