East Dallasites beat the heat in 2017 in many ways, including spending

$1.6 million

on ice cream.

We found healthy ways to stay cool, like spending

$8.4 million

on fresh fruit and


on frozen fruit and fruit juice. 

We also put down over

$1 million

worth of bottled water and paid nearly

$2 million

on refrigerators.

But most of us have central air and heat, and we only spent


on window unit air conditioners.

Source: U.S. Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics based on zip codes 75204, 75206, 75214, 75218 and 75223.

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