Clarksville Red River County

Profile of 75426

This sparsely-populated rural area northeast of Dallas contains 5,374 people in about 336 square miles, for a density of 16 people per square mile. It is home to 2,279 households, of which about two-thirds (1,475) are families.

The majority (58%) of 75426 are White. African-Americans form the next largest group, 32%. Only 8% of the population of this zip code is Hispanic.

The median household income in this area is $32,605. This compares to a Texas median household income of $72,607. Almost one of every five families (18.2%) lives below the poverty level, when adjusted for family size.

Poverty is not evenly distributed among the races. The median African-American householder’s income in 2013 was $26,922. This compares to an income for White householders of $38,284, and for Hispanics, the median income was $13,821.

Educational attainment of the population does much to explain the poverty found in 75426. Fully 29% of those over 25 years of age do not have a high school diploma. About one in seven (14%) adults left school before 9th grade. 39% of the population has only a high school diploma. Only 6% possess a bachelor’s or higher degree.

The population of 75426 has a much higher median age, 45, than the state of Texas, 34. This older population is most reflected by the fact that 37.4% of the residents are 55 or older. Projections through 2023 indicate that older adults will be the fastest growing segment of the population, while younger adults, 18-34, will be increasing only slightly.

More than two-thirds (68%) of the 2,824 housing units in 75426 are occupied by owners. About half (49%) of the housing in the area is 40 or more years old. Renters are less likely to have access to automobiles than home owners. About one in five (20%) of renter households have no vehicle available, while only 2% of homeowners have no vehicle. There is no public transportation in 75426.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE

5,374 people = population in 2013 2,279 households (people living in the same housing regardless of relationship)
Density: 16 people per square mile 1,475 families (people living in the same housing who are related)
The population has decreased by more than 17% since 2000 (with the closing of most industry), and is predicted to continue to decrease about 1% per year.

INCOME LEVEL

$23,550 = Federal Poverty Level (FPL) for a family of four $40,306 = mean (average) household income
$32,605 = median household income 18.2% of families are below the Federal Poverty Level

RACE/ETHNICITY/AGE

32% African-American 45 = median age
8% Hispanic 21% age 17 or under
58% White 22% age 65 or older

EDUCATION

14% of adults less than 9th grade 39% HS graduate or GED
6% Bachelor’s degree or higher  

EMPLOYMENT

48% in the labor force and employed 47% of age 16+ not in the labor force
5% in the labor force but not employed (versus 4% in Texas)  

HOUSING

2,824 housing units 32% occupied by renters
68% occupied by owners 49% of housing 40+ years old

TRANSPORTATION

20% of renter households have no vehicle available 2% of workers walk to work
2% of owner households have no vehicle available  

 

South Dallas Fair Park

Profile of 75215

This densely-populated urban area just south of Downtown Dallas contains 15,231 people in only 8.4 square miles. It is home to 6,237 households, of which about half (3,186) are families.

Almost four of every five (79%) residents of 75215 are African-American. Hispanics form the next largest group, 12%. Only 7% of the population of this Zip code are White.

The median household income in this area is $23,332. This means that more than one-half of the households in 75215 have incomes under the Federal Poverty Level for a family of four, $23,550. More than one of every four families (27.8%) lives below the poverty level, when adjusted for family size.

Poverty is not evenly distributed among the races. The median African-American householder’s income in 2013 was $20,118. This compares to an income for White householders of $64,422.

Educational attainment of the population does much to explain the poverty found in 75215. Fully 29% of those over 25 years of age do not have a high school diploma. About one in eleven (9.1%) adults left school before 9th grade. Just over one-third (35.1%) of the population has only a high school diploma. Only 13% possess a bachelor’s or higher degree.

The population of 75215 has a higher median age, 39, than the state of Texas, 34. This older population is most reflected by the fact that 28% of the residents are 55 or older. Projections through 2023 indicate that older adults will be the fastest growing segment of the population, while younger adults, 18-34, will be declining in numbers.

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of the 7,738 housing units in 75215 are occupied by renters. The majority (72%) of the housing in the area is 40 or more years old. Renters are less likely to have access to automobiles than home owners. More than one-third (37%) of renter households have no vehicle available, while only 20% of home owners have no vehicle. About one in five (20%) take public transportation to work.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE

15,231 people 6,237 households (people living in the same housing regardless of relationship)
Density: 1,811 people per square mile) 3,136 families (people living in the same housing who are related)

INCOME LEVEL

$23,550 = Federal Poverty Level (FPL) for a family of four $38,540 = mean (average) household income in 75215
$23,322 = median household income in 75215 27.8% of families are below the Federal Poverty Level

RACE/ETHNICITY/AGE

79% African-American 39 = median age
12% Hispanic 21% age 17 or under
7% White 14% age 65 or older

EDUCATION

9% of adults less than 9th grade 35% HS graduate or GED
13% Bachelor’s degree or higher  

EMPLOYMENT

44% in the labor force and employed 49% of age 16+ not in the labor force
7% in the labor force but not employed (4% in Texas)  

HOUSING

7,738 housing units 63% occupied by renters
37% occupied by owners 72% of housing 40+ years old

TRANSPORTATION

37% of renter households have no vehicle available 20% take public transportation to work
20% of owner households have no vehicle available 2% of workers walk to work