Oak Cliff stats: People

We broke our neighborhood down to its most simplistic terms: How many we are, by sex and race, our collective education level, our household income and other data drawn from the U.S. Census Bureau (2010 being the most recent year available) and the American Community Study of 2015. To find these numbers, we pulled from three of the zip codes the Oak Cliff Advocate covers: 75224, 75208, 75211.

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Racial mix in our neighborhood versus city of Dallas; 44,977 are foreign-born

137,351 total population; 49.3% female; 50.7% male; Life expectancy male 74.2 years; female 79.6 years

29.4 median age

Oak cliff population by age; 0-19=34.8%; 20-39=31%; 40-59=23.3%; 60-79=9.2%; 80+=1.7%

Education level of Oak Cliff population. First number is Men; Second number is Women: Less than 9th grade 31.2% 26.9%; Some high school 19.5% 19.8% High school graduate 20.5% 23.4%; Some college 16.8% 19%; Bachelor’s degree 7.7% 6.8%; Graduate/ 3.8% 3.7%; professional degree Doctorate 0.5% 0.4%

Oak Cliff median income for zip codes 75211 $36,886; 75208 $46,788; 75224 $35,547

By |2017-02-01T10:19:00-05:00January 30th, 2017|All Feature Articles, All Magazine Articles|16 Comments

About the Author:

EMILY CHARRIER is the managing editor at Advocate Magazines. Email her at echarrier@advocatemag.com.


  1. East Oak Cliff February 5, 2017 at 10:11 PM

    I’d love to discuss this and will give you a call tomorrow.

  2. East Oak Cliff February 5, 2017 at 10:01 PM

    Understood. I could discuss this issue for days, and hope we can find some solutions to address it.

  3. Rachel Stone February 5, 2017 at 8:39 PM

    The only two zip codes that our magazine covers in their entirety are 75208 and 75224. There are some other zip codes that we cover partially. In the case of 75216 and 75203, for example, we cover very small parts. These are the coverage and delivery boundaries that were set some 10 years ago when our publication was conceived, and we rarely venture outside of them because we only produce hyperlocal news. We have a very small staff, and we only do what we do. It is not a slight against you personally or your neighborhood

  4. Rick Wamre February 5, 2017 at 1:37 PM

    East Oak Cliff, you are asking good questions and making good points, and we’re definitely not looking for handouts to expand our coverage. I think it would be best to meet in person and talk about this — we can type away for hours here, but it would be a lot more effective to meet in person. Please give me a call at 214-560-4212 or email me at rwamre@advocatemag.com, and we’ll find a date and time to get together. Thanks again for reaching out.

  5. East Oak Cliff February 5, 2017 at 12:35 PM

    Rick, what are some ways that you market Advocate Oak Cliff that helps with funding? I can do my best to talk with some of the local businesses. The only issue is I see is that demographic here struggles to make ends meet, so for them to donate may be difficult. – How does Beckley Club Estates/Cedar Oaks help with this, since it is an all single family residential zoned neighborhood? I may talk with some of the neighbors there that I know of.

    This area has a long history of neglect and is poorly represented by the rest of Dallas. We need media to help restore it’s image. Is there a way to step in a different direction, like covering stories in this area? I now understand that this a funding issue, and I would love to help with this, but as a resident here we need more outsiders to advocate.

    Thank you for taking the time to respond, it really meant a lot to see that.

  6. Rick Wamre February 4, 2017 at 7:53 PM

    East Oak Cliff and Cairenn Day, thanks for your comments. As you know, the Advocate is a free publication. We print and distribute as many publications, without any cost to readers, as we can afford to print and distribute based on the revenue we generate from the areas where we distribute publications. All of our online coverage is produced the same way — without cost to readers. We would love to expand our distribution area and expand our coverage, but we can’t afford to do it without additional advertising support from the area(s) we would expand into. If you have ideas about specific advertisers and/or sponsors who would be interested in supporting that expansion, let me know. I’d be happy to talk with you about this in person; I can be reached at rwamre@advocatemag.com or 214-560-4212. I realize it’s not your job to help us pay for what we cover and how we cover it, but what I’m stating here is a financial reality for us and for all media — how we deploy our resources is always open to debate, but we’re always open to constructive ideas about how to improve. Thanks again for your comments.

  7. East Oak Cliff February 3, 2017 at 8:48 PM


    Cairenn Day has a point Rachel. – Below in Orange is the rough outline of your distribution area. Do you see the divide? This should stop tomorrow.

  8. East Oak Cliff February 3, 2017 at 8:25 PM

    “Oak cliff needs someone that will cover ALL of us” – Agreed.

  9. East Oak Cliff February 3, 2017 at 8:24 PM

    Zip Codes that your magazine distributes to: 75233, 75224, 75208, 75211, 75203, 75216 – Which 75216 is East Oak Cliff.

    May I also ask why the map doesn’t fully portray the correct zip codes? Does it exclude parts of the zip codes? If so, I am growing a distaste to a media outlet I dearly love.

  10. East Oak Cliff February 3, 2017 at 8:19 PM

    Zip Codes shown on the link: 75233, 75224, 75208, 75211, 75203, 75216 – That is the majority of Oak Cliff. The only portion that is excluded from that list is South East Oak Cliff. – 75216 isn’t even shown in the correct location.

    The unintentional consequence is that it could appear as though a history of racial segregation continues. – With emphasis on unintentional because I believe it is an affect by the historical trauma that occured. East Oak Cliff is historically just as important as a zip code such as 75208.

    Please do not find me as a troll, as Im just trying to advocate for East Oak Cliff, which is constantly ignored by the city.

  11. Cairenn Day February 3, 2017 at 7:27 PM

    If you are only covering the hip white area of Oak Cliff, change your name,

    Oak cliff needs someone that will cover ALL of us

  12. Rachel Stone February 3, 2017 at 10:16 AM

    Since our inception, we’ve always covered a small portion of Oak Cliff. You can see our coverage area on this map http://advertise.advocatemag.com/distribution/

  13. Emily Charrier February 3, 2017 at 9:09 AM

    We only included the zip codes to which our magazine is fully distributed in an attempt to make it an accurate portrayal of our coverage area.

  14. East Oak Cliff February 3, 2017 at 8:47 AM

    This entire stats segment is only of North OC and crockrell hill. I’ve been seeing a trend on Oak Cliff Advocate. Should be North Oak Cliff Advocate.

  15. Cairenn Day February 3, 2017 at 3:43 AM

    Only 3 zip codes? We have several more in OC,

  16. East Oak Cliff February 2, 2017 at 1:42 PM

    Emily, why is East Oak Cliff excluded?

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