Lake Dallas, Texas

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Lake Dallas, Texas
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Location of Lake Dallas in Denton County, Texas
Location of Lake Dallas in Denton County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°7′42″N 97°1′39″W / 33.12833°N 97.02750°W / 33.12833; -97.02750Coordinates: 33°7′42″N 97°1′39″W / 33.12833°N 97.02750°W / 33.12833; -97.02750
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.75 sq mi (7.12 km2)
 • Land2.43 sq mi (6.29 km2)
 • Water0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
574 ft (175 m)
 • Total7,708
 • Density3,320.84/sq mi (1,282.36/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code940
FIPS code48-40516[2]
GNIS feature ID1339497[3]

Lake Dallas is a town in Denton County, Texas, United States. It is located in North Texas, northwest of the city of Dallas, on the shores of Lewisville Lake. The community's name derives from the original name of the lake. It is also one of the 4 communities in the Lake Cities.[4]


Lake Dallas is located at 33°7′42″N 97°1′39″W / 33.12833°N 97.02750°W / 33.12833; -97.02750 (33.128297, –97.027592).[5] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2), of which 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.8 km2), or 11.03%, is water.[6] The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lake Dallas has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[7]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
Lake Dallas racial composition as of 2020[9]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 4,314 55.97%
Black or African American (NH) 477 6.19%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 56 0.73%
Asian (NH) 154 2.0%
Pacific Islander (NH) 6 0.08%
Some Other Race (NH) 17 0.22%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 364 4.72%
Hispanic or Latino 2,320 30.1%
Total 7,708

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 7,708 people, 2,950 households, and 2,216 families residing in the city.[9]


The city of Lake Dallas is served by the Lake Dallas Independent School District.[12] Lake Dallas is divided between the zones for Lake Dallas Elementary School and Shady Shores Elementary School.[13] All residents are zoned to Lake Dallas Middle School and Lake Dallas High School.

The library for the area is the Lake Cities Library. The Lake Dallas Independent School District employs 570 people.[14]


The North Texas Tollway Authority has completed a bridge in August 2009 linking Lake Dallas and Little Elm, Texas. The bridge connects Swisher Road in Lake Dallas with Eldorado Parkway in Little Elm.[15] A bridge previously connected the two cities, but was removed in the 1950s when the United States Army Corps of Engineers expanded Lewisville Lake.[16]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce | Our Mission and Vision". Lake Cities Chamber. Retrieved 2022-04-16.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lake Dallas city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Lake Dallas, Texas
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2022-05-22.
  10. ^[not specific enough to verify]
  11. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  12. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Denton County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2022-10-04.
  13. ^ "Attendance Zones". Lake Dallas Independent School District. Retrieved 2022-10-04.
  14. ^ "About the District / Our Staff".
  15. ^ "Our Story". Archived from the original on 2009-06-06. Retrieved 2009-06-22.
  16. ^[bare URL PDF]
  17. ^ Svitek, Patrick (2015-08-03). "Crownover Will Not Seek Re-Election to House". The Texas Tribune. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  18. ^ Writers, JOHN E. HOOVER AND GUERIN EMIG World Sports. "Dvoracek kicked off OU team". Tulsa World. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  19. ^ "Radio Pioneer McLendon, 65, Dies in Texas". Los Angeles Times. 1986-09-16. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  20. ^ "Standout Ram Kick Returner Vitamin T. Smith Dead at 76". Los Angeles Times. 2000-02-16. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  21. ^ "Carolina Panthers select Oklahoma, Lake Dallas graduate Daryl Williams in fourth round of NFL draft". Dallas News. 2015-05-02. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[10][11]

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