LawnStarter's 2015 Quality of Life Index for Dallas

National State Report / National City Report

Report Findings and Summary

Big D anchors the country’s fourth biggest metro area -- a metro area that’s enjoying one of the highest rates of economic and population growth in the U.S. Underpinning that growth is Dallas’ desirable quality of life.

Dallas appears at No. 25 on LawnStarter’s 2015 Quality of Life Index for America’s largest cities. The index is based on six quality-of-life factors analyzed by LawnStarter and borrowed from The Economist -- GDP (economic output) per capita, average life expectancy, divorce rate, unemployment rate, geographic location (latitude) and male-female income equality. The Economist considers these factors to be good barometers for quality of life.

On the index, highlights for Dallas are GDP per capita and male-female income equality.

“Dallas was built by innovators, risk-takers, dream-makers. It is a city of thinkers, improvers, questioners, a city of pragmatic idealists who are constantly prodding the edge of the possible,” says Wick Allison, publisher of D Magazine.

For a full copy of the report's methodology and analysis, please email LawnStarter's Chief Economic Research Analyst, Ryan Farley, at

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