Dallas, GA
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Dallas is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 12,870 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Dallas is the 79th largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dallas is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dallas is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dallas who work in sales jobs (18.52%), teaching (10.10%), and food service (9.79%).

One downside of living in Dallas is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Dallas, the average commute to work is 34.30 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Dallas citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.74% of adults 25 and older in Dallas have a college degree.

The per capita income in Dallas in 2010 was $20,751, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,004 for a family of four. However, Dallas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dallas is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dallas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dallas residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Dallas also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.30% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dallas include Irish, German, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Dallas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.