Dallas, TX
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Living in Dallas


Dallas is a very large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 1,341,075 people and 294 constituent neighborhoods, Dallas is the third largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Dallas isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dallas are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dallas is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dallas who work in office and administrative support (12.33%), sales jobs (11.15%), and management occupations (9.30%).

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, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Dallas are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the bus to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.

The education level of Dallas citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.61% of adults in Dallas have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dallas in 2010 was $31,260, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,040 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 41.66% 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 French.

Dallas also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.44%.

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