Dallas, PA
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Dallas is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,783 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Dallas is the 484th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Dallas is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 85.60% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Dallas is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dallas who work in management occupations (12.59%), sales jobs (11.65%), and office and administrative support (10.65%).

Because of many things, Dallas is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Dallas a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Dallas has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Dallas’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Being a small borough, Dallas does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Dallas is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.29% of adults in Dallas have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Dallas in 2010 was $38,222, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,888 for a family of four. However, Dallas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Dallas include German, Polish, Italian, and English.

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