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Overview

Introduction to Lake Dallas, Texas

Lake Dallas, Texas, in Denton county, is 5 miles N of Lewisville, Texas (center to center) and 26 miles NW of Dallas, Texas.

Lake Dallas History

The area where Lake Dallas is located has been inhabited since 1852. The availability of timber, farmland, and water in the region contributed to its development. It was initially referred to as a French settlement. In 1881, the name was changed to Garza. The community residents adopted the name Lake Dallas after annexing the lake and the city was incorporated in 1965. The population increased as the region between Denton and Dallas developed and the city continues to grow because of its reputation as a resort destination.

Lake Dallas and Nearby Attractions

  • Little Chapel-in-the-Woods
  • Dallas Childrens Museum
  • National Museum of Communications
  • Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
  • Acton State Historic Site

Things To Do In Lake Dallas

The place where Elizabeth Crockett, the second wife of Davy Crockett was buried, is located at the Acton State Historic Site. The Dallas Children's Museum features a dairy farm, an arts district, a grocery store, and a technology center. The Little Chapel-in-the-Woods often hosts weddings during the weekends. The design of the chapel was provided by O'Neil Ford. The 4-acre Heritage Farmstead Museum features an 1891 Victorian farmhouse, a windmill, gardens and row crops. The Cedar Hill State Park offers opportunities for camping, boating, and picnicking, and it also houses the Penn Farm Agricultural History Center.

Lake Dallas Transportation

Dallas/Fort Worth International is the nearest airport.

Lake Dallas Higher Education

Texas Woman's University, University of North Texas, and Brookhaven College are situated close to Lake Dallas.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,716
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens9.6%
Employed Population 16+3,981
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married52.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.6%
Median Earnings25+$43,095
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,520

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,277
% Above Poverty Level89.9%
% Below Poverty Level10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone18.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,147
Median House Value$147,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35%
German13.9%
English12.4%
Irish12.4%
Polish3%
Italian2.4%
Scottish1.3%
Swiss0.9%
French Except Basque0.8%
Portuguese0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Russian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Swedish0.2%
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Lake Dallas Almanac

CategoryValue
County Denton County
Standard Zip Codes75065
Phone Area Codes972,940
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.12
Approximate Longitude-97.02

Lake Dallas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationDENTON 2 SE
Distance7.1 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp52 to 74 F
Jul Temp73 to 94 F
Oct Temp54 to 76 F
Annual Precip37.7 inches
StationDALLAS-FT WORTH INTL AP
Distance15.2 miles
Jan Temp34 to 54 F
Apr Temp54 to 76 F
Jul Temp75 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 78 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationDALLAS LOVE AP
Distance21.2 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp77 to 96 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Corinth20,908$101,734
Double Oak3,053$147,391
Highland Village16,168$149,008
Lakewood Village555$133,958
Oak Point3,503$100,885
Shady Shores2,834$114,000

Lake Dallas Public Libraries

Lake Dallas Library
302 S SHADY SHORES DR
Lake Dallas, Texas
(940) 497-3566

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Lake Dallas Public Schools

Lake Dallas El
190 Falcon Dr
ZIP: 75065
(940) 497-2222
Primary
Total Enrollment 721
Lake Dallas Middle
425 E Hundley Dr
ZIP: 75065
(940) 497-4037
Middle
Total Enrollment 941

Lake Dallas Private Schools

Yardley Montessori School
102 Dobbs Rd
ZIP: 75065
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
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