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Lake Dallas, Texas

Coordinates: 33°7′42″N 97°1′39″W / 33.12833°N 97.02750°W / 33.12833; -97.02750
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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; -97.02750
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.75 sq mi (7.12 km2)
 • Land2.43 sq mi (6.29 km2)
 • Water0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
Elevation581 ft (177 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[3]
GNIS feature ID2411600[2]

Lake Dallas is a city 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 four 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
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.[11] Lake Dallas is divided between the zones for Lake Dallas Elementary School and Shady Shores Elementary School.[12] 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.[13]


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.[14] A bridge previously connected the two cities, but was removed in the 1950s when the United States Army Corps of Engineers expanded Lewisville Lake.[15]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake Dallas, Texas
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce | Our Mission and Vision". Lake Cities Chamber. Retrieved April 16, 2022.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  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". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved May 22, 2022.
  10. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  11. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Denton County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 4, 2022.
  12. ^ "Attendance Zones". Lake Dallas Independent School District. Retrieved October 4, 2022.
  13. ^ "About the District / Our Staff".
  14. ^ lakedallas.com. "Our Story". Archived from the original on June 6, 2009. Retrieved June 22, 2009.
  15. ^ Stowe Mathews, Julie. "Flood Waters, Thirst, and Drowning Mccurley's Prairie: A History of Lewisville Lake" (PDF). www.twu.edu. Retrieved February 29, 2024.
  16. ^ Svitek, Patrick (August 3, 2015). "Crownover Will Not Seek Re-Election to House". The Texas Tribune. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  17. ^ Writers, JOHN E. HOOVER AND GUERIN EMIG World Sports. "Dvoracek kicked off OU team". Tulsa World. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  18. ^ "Radio Pioneer McLendon, 65, Dies in Texas". Los Angeles Times. September 16, 1986. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  19. ^ "Standout Ram Kick Returner Vitamin T. Smith Dead at 76". Los Angeles Times. February 16, 2000. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  20. ^ "Funeral services for wrestler David von Erich, who was..." UPI Archives. February 13, 1984. Retrieved March 29, 2024 – via United Press International.
  21. ^ "Carolina Panthers select Oklahoma, Lake Dallas graduate Daryl Williams in fourth round of NFL draft". Dallas News. May 2, 2015. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  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]

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