Dallas

 

Location: North Texas, Dallas is the main core of the largest inland metropolitan area in the United States that lacks any navigable link to the sea. Dallas is a major city in Texas and along with Fort Worth, is one of the two urban centers of a metropolitan area that ranks fourth in the United States. The city proper ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas. The city's prominence arose from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, and its position along numerous railroad lines. The bulk of the city is in Dallas County, of which it is the county seat. However, sections of the city are located in Collin,Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties. According to the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 1,197,816. Search for homes in Dallas, Texas.

Amenities: Attractions such as Dallas Zoo, Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Opera, Dallas Summer Musicals, State Fair, Meyerson Symphony Center, Wyly Theater, Perot Museum, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars and many shopping and restaurants.   DFW Airport and Love Field Airport conveniently located. Click here more information about Dallas attractions and events. More about Dallas.

Population: Over 1.2 million.

Economics: The city is the largest economic center of the 12-county Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, which had a population of 6,810,913 as of July 1, 2013. The metropolitan economy is the sixth largest in the United States, with a 2012 real GDP of $420.34 billion. In 2013 the metropolitan area led the nation with the largest year-over-year increase in employment, and advanced to become the fourth-largest employment center in the nation (behind New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago) with more than three million non-farm jobs. In the latest rankings released in 2013, Dallas was rated as a "beta plus" world city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network. Dallas is also ranked 14th in world rankings of GDP by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

History: Dallas was founded in 1841 and formally incorporated as a city in February 1856. The city's economy is primarily based on banking, commerce, telecommunications, computer technology, energy, healthcare and medical research, transportation and logistics. The city is home to the third-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the nation.

Dallas ISD: Dallas Independent School District.