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Cockrell Hill

Population: 4,200 | Area: 0.5 sq mi
The colorful Plaza De Oro stands out in tiny Cockrell Hill. Photo By Melisa Oporto

The city's pitch: "Cockrell Hill is located in southwest Dallas County, a mile south of Interstate Highway 30. The City was named for either Wesley Cockrell or his cousin Alexander Cockrell, an early Dallas county pioneer ... Frank Jester, a local developer, laid out the plan for the modern community of Cockrell Hill in 1911 ... In 1952 the population was 2,194, in 1990 it was 3,916, and in 2000 it was 4,445."


  • Median Age: 27.8
  • Population Growth: 1.0 %
  • Population Density: 8400.0 ppl/sq mile


  • School District: Dallas ISD
  • Students Passing TAKS: 67%
  • Average SAT Score: 860


  • Violent Crime Rate: 5.247 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 31.0 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate:

  • Average Price of Homes Sold: $50,656