Education and Tax Information

Education Level Attained

(Persons Ages 25 and Older, 2015 ACS)
Less Than 9th Grade
11.2%
9th to 12th (No Diploma)
10.1%
High School Graduate
18.9%
Some College (No Degree)
18.8%
Associates Degree
5.7%
Bachelor's Degree
19.8%
Graduate or Professional Degree
15.6%


Sales Tax


State
6.25%
DART
1%
City
1% 
Total
8.25% 

Property Tax


(Rate per $100 assessed valuation)
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
$0.122933
Parkland Hospital district
$0.27940 
School Equalization
$0.009271 
Subtotal (+ One School District, below)
$1.24880 
Irving ISD*
$1.445 
Carrollton - Farmers Branch ISD* 
$1.3917 
Coppell ISD*
$1.4927 

School district does not cover entire city, and only one school district can be applied to total tax rate (.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 2016 Certified Tax Roll)
$22,913,845,695 

City Government


Current Moody Bond Rating
Aaa 
Current Standard & Poor's Rating AAA

Historical


Year Founded
1903
Year Incorporated
1914
Charter Adopted
1952

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 Stations
12
Number of Fire Engines / Ambulances
38
Number of Fire Employees
318
Number of Police Stations 
2
Number of Police Vehicles
227 
Number of Police Employees
546 
Public Parkland (city-owned)
1,487.66 Acres
Number of Parks
79 
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 Aquatic Centers, two year-round and two splash parks)
9
Number of Libraries
4
Total Items in Circulation
1,216,418 

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.

Updated Aug. 16, 2017