City of Cedar Hill is situated in Ellis and Dallas counties of Texas. Cedar hill stands about 26 KM (16 miles) southwest of downtown Dallas by the side of Cedar Hill State Park and Joe Pool Lake’s eastern shore. History says Cedar Hill was located as a subdivision of Chisholm Trail and performed as a temporary county seat of Dallas. However, after a devastating tornado in 1856, the county seat was permanently moved to Dallas.
According to the 2010 census, Cedar Hill, Dallas has a total population of 45,028 with a density of 1,300 people per square mile area. The nice suburban views of Cedar Hill, Dallas has brought it on the top of the preference list as a residing place in the Southwest area. The neighboring cities such as Grand Prairie, Desoto, Glenn Heights, Duncanville, Lancaster, Ovilla, Midlothian and the city hill areas have rightfully earned it the name “The hill country of Dallas County”.
The hill country of Dallas lies on an area of 35.9 square miles (or, 93.0 square kilometers) with an 830 ft. (253 m) elevation. Even being a hilly area, Cedar Hill, Dallas has been blessed by plenty of local eastern red cedar trees, and hence been named as Cedar Hill. The highly elevated area made it suitable for many radio and TV stations to be placed here along with the Pulse-Doppler weather radar station.
According to the 2009 census, Cedar Hill median household income is $63,727, which has increased from $60,136 in 2000. An approximate median house or condominium value would be $135,264, and median gross rent is $1,098 according to the same census.
Cedar Hill Independent School District covers most of the city education system, though some of it is maintained by Duncanville Independent School District and the Midlothian Independent School District. Cedar Hill High School serves the city as a representative of Cedar Hill ISD. A high percentage of people got their education from the superior services of Cedar Hill ISD. About 89.8% of people have completed high school or higher degrees. For the purpose of better education, there have been many libraries, elementary and middle schools, colleges and universities established.
There have been a violent crime rate of 2.73 per 1000 people and property crime rate of 33.58 per 1000 people in Cedar Hill, Dallas. The law enforcement authority is very cautious to decrease the crime rate to an even lower rate and make it a better residential place.