Dallas, TX
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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 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, 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 one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Dallas is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

Dallas is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Dallas really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Dallas citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Dallas ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Dallas a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.

The overall 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, and the average American community has 21.84%.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Dallas's cultural character, accounting for 24.44% of the city’s population.

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