Dallas is a very large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 1,304,379 people and 294 constituent neighborhoods, Dallas is the third largest community in Texas.
Dallas is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (10.90%), office and administrative support (10.68%), and management occupations (9.48%).
Also of interest is that Dallas has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Dallas is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Dallas. This makes Dallas a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Dallas presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.
Dallas is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 80.70% of people drive their car alone to work each day. If you like to drive, you'll love it. And you better. Because walking to work is just not a viable option for most people who live in Dallas. Highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers are part of the common Dallas landscape.
The overall education level of Dallas citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.37% of adults in Dallas have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Dallas in 2018 was $34,479, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,916 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Dallas, accounting for 41.81% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Dallas residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dallas include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.
In addition, Dallas has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.80%).
The most common language spoken in Dallas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.