Education and Tax Information

Education Level Attained

(Persons Ages 25 and Older, 2016 ACS)

Less Than 9th Grade12.4%
9th to 12th (No Diploma)9.0%
High School Graduate19.2%
Some College (No Degree)16.6%
Associates Degree6.6%
Bachelor's Degree22.7%
Graduate or Professional Degree13.5%

Sales Tax

State6.25%
DART1%
City1%
Total
8.25% 

Property Tax

(Rate per $100 assessed valuation-Estimated 2017 Tax Rates)
Special taxing districts limited to specific areas within the city, such as flood control and reclamation districts, are not included.

City$0.5941
Dallas County$0.2431
Dallas County Community College District$0.124238
Parkland Hospital district$0.2794
School Equalization$0.010000
Subtotal (+ One School District, below)
$1.25084 
Irving ISD*$1.431
Carrollton - Farmers Branch ISD*$1.3810
Coppell ISD*$1.4777

School district does not cover entire city, and only one school district can be applied to total tax rate (i.e., do not add all three school districts together).

Note: Tax information listed above is for informative purposes only and is subject to change. Verify information with appropriate entity before calculating taxes.

Tax Value

Irving's Tax Value (DCAD 2017 Certified Tax Roll)$24,131,805,578

City Government

Current Moody Bond RatingAaa
Current Standard & Poor's RatingAAA

Historical

Year Founded1903
Year Incorporated1914
Charter Adopted1952

Government Type / Structure - Council / Manager

Council Size and Electoral Process–The Irving City Council consists of a mayor and eight council members. Council members elected to Places 2, and 8 are elected at large, as is the Mayor. Council members in Places 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 are elected to the single member districts in which they reside. All council members serve three-year terms.

Number of Fire Stations12
Number of Fire Engines / Ambulances38
Number of Fire Employees369
Number of Police Stations2
Number of Police Vehicles227
Number of Police Employees595
Public Parkland (city-owned)1,487.66 Acres
Number of Parks79
Number of Recreation Centers (six, plus one Senior Center, one Youth Center and two part-time centers at Irving ISD middle schools)8 dedicated facilities; 2 part-time facilities
Number of Public Swimming Pools (three seasonal, two seasonal and two year-round Aquatic Centers and two splash parks)9
Number of Libraries4
Total Items in Circulation1,216,418

Information Sources

U.S. Census Bureau, North Central Texas Council of Governments, Dallas County Appraisal District, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Geological Survey, Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, North Texas Real Estate Information System, Texas Workforce Commission, Irving Fire Department 2017 Annual Report, Irving Police Department 2017 Annual Report.

Updated Sept. 14, 2018