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 (11.33%), and management occupations (9.07%).

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.

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.

One of the benefits of being a big city like Dallas is having a public transportation system, but in Dallas the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Dallas benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.

In terms of college education, Dallas is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.01% of adults in Dallas have a college degree.

The per capita income in Dallas in 2010 was $29,752, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,008 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 French.

Dallas also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.27%.

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