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 1,345,047 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 (10.94%), office and administrative support (10.85%), and management occupations (9.37%).

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 one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 80.30% 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.

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 32.32% of adults in Dallas have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dallas in 2018 was $32,804, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,216 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 41.73% 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.

In addition, Dallas has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.56%).

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