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 86.14% 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 office and administrative support (16.02%), management occupations (12.67%), and healthcare (10.52%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Dallas, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Dallas provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Because of many things, Dallas is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Dallas really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Dallas perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

As is often the case in a small borough, Dallas doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Dallas is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.01% 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 $34,508, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $138,032 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 Irish, German, Italian, and English.

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