Overlooking Lake Joe Pool and Cedar Hill State Park, the city of Cedar Hill offers it’s residents “hill country” scenery and hometown character only minutes away from big city activities. The black population in Cedar Hill surged 279.9% between 1990 and 2000. Today African Americans make up almost half of the population and are responsible for most of the city’s growth over the last decade.
Since 2000 Cedar Hill has added a whopping 3 million square feet of retail space and is now the center of shopping and dining activity in southern Dallas county. The city has recently been a hit with national retailers that are typical in the northern suburbs such as Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dicks Sporting Goods, Dillards, JC Penney, Khols, Best Buy, Pier One, etc. Dining is also plentiful with several new sought after restaurants such as Joe’s Crab Shack, Salt Grass Steak House, Macaroni Grill, Razzoo’s, etc.
Like DeSoto, Cedar Hill offers a verity of mid to upscale housing choices which are more affordable than most places in the DFW area. Everything from small family starter homes to Large Mansions overlooking the lake are available in Cedar Hill. With plenty of land available Cedar Hill’s population is expected to reach 78,000 in the next 20 years.
Cedar Hill State Park , Joe Pool Lake, and Dogwood Canyon Cedar Hill are just some of the treasures this city offers. There are a number of festivals and being just down HWY ^& from Dallas makes it just a short drive from big city activities.
Black population—–23,382 / 52%
Black median household income—–$66,466
Black married households—–40%
Percent of Blacks with a bachelor’s degree or higher—–33%
Percent of Black households that are homeowners—–65%
Percent of Black Families in poverty—–12%
Cedar Hill Independent School District (ISD) 2010
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Cedar Hill ISD Texas State Accountability Rating: Academically Acceptable
Cedar Hill’s High School rated Academically Acceptable
Ninth Grade Center rated Academically Acceptable
Cedar Hill Collegiate H S rated Exemplary
Both Middle Schools rated Recognized
Two Elementary schools rated Exemplary
Five Elementary schools rated Recognized,
Two Elementary school rated Academically Acceptable
Joe Wilson Intermeidiate School rated Recognized
None of the districts school where rated Unacceptable
Economically disadvantaged 49%
Special education 10%
Gifted/talented students 5%
Limited English proficient 5%
Beginning teachers 12%
1 to 5 years 41%
6 to 10 years 20%
11 to 20 years 17%
21 or more years 11%
Total per pupil expenditures$7,046