60 The colorful Plaza De Oro stands out in tiny Cockrell Hill. Photo By Melisa Oporto

Cockrell Hill

Wikipedia says:

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. The Cockrell place was known to travelers on the stage line that ran from Dallas to Fort Belknap and on to El Paso and the west. The settlement developed as an agricultural crossroads and by the late 1800s had a few scattered homes, a small store, and a school. Water became the overriding issue for the town’s continued growth. Frank Jester, a local developer, laid out the plan for the modern community of Cockrell Hill in 1911.


  • Median Age: 27.7
  • Population Growth (2000-2013): -3.50%
  • Population Density: 8,576 people per square mile


  • Students Passing STARR K-11: 69%
  • Average SAT Score: 1272
  • Students Taking SAT/ACT: 77.00%
  • Instruction Spending Per Student: $4,306


  • Violent Crime Rate: 10.36 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 29.2 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate

  • Average Price of Homes Sold (2013): $79,200
  • Sales Price Change (2011-2013): 56.30%
  • Owner-Occupied Homes: 56.50%

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