Interesting facts about the Dallas-Fort Worth area If you make $50,000 annually in Dallas, you'd need the following salaries to maintain the status quo in these cities:
Annual mean wage:
2.6 Average household size
21.1 % of obese adults
31.8 Median resident age
27.7 % of adults with at least a bachelor's degree
58 % of family households
1,603 Number of full-service restaurants
$1,196 Average monthly rent for one-bedroom apartment
$135,600 Estimated median house or condo value
$87,400 Estimated median house or condo value in 2000
5.8% July 2008
8.7% July 2009
9.1% July 2010
8.9% July 2011
7.9% July 2012
[This information gleaned from The Dallas Business Journal week of October 26, 2012, page 11.]
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