No matter where you’re moving—or whether or not you have children—education is an important aspect for anyone considering relocation. Studies have shown that multiple educational options and quality school districts rank among the most important factors for relocating individuals and families.
Whether your preference is private public charter homeschool higher education trade or technical schools there’s no doubt that the Dallas-Fort Worth area offers plenty of options for today’s families. The Dallas Independent School district has about 160,000 students currently making the Dallas ISD the region’s largest.
Fast-growing for education
With more than 7.1 million residents the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA area is the second-largest metropolitan area in Texas (behind Houston) – and it only continues to grow. From 2014 to 2015 Fort Worth’s population increased adding 19894 people to the area.
In fact, the overall Tarrant County popu- lation – which includes Fort Worth, Arlington, and the “Mid-Cities” area of Hurst-Euless-Bedford – is estimated to be over 2 million people. With that kind population, it’s no wonder that the area’s education system has had to grow to keep up with demand.
A recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report about area job growth also cited the education/ healthcare sector as one of the fastest growing – growing 2.7 percent in just one year. Top education employers in the DFW metroplex include Tarrant County College the University of North Texas System and the Dallas Independent School District among others.
It’s no wonder jobs in education are growing in the DFW area with how quickly the area’s districts are growing. Denton Independent School District expect to add 2,200 elementary students 1,200 middle school students and 1,600 high school students within the next five years.