Dallas is a very large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 1,304,379 people and 348 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dallas who work in office and administrative support (10.89%), sales jobs (10.55%), and management occupations (9.97%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.55% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing noticeable about Dallas, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Dallas is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Dallas a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Dallas is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
Dallas is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 80.42% 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 education level of Dallas citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.71% of adults in Dallas have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Dallas in 2018 was $35,487, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,948 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 41.48% 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Dallas's cultural character, accounting for 23.85% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Dallas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.