Dallas is a very large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 1,343,573 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, 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.
Of the large cities in America, Dallas is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 80.30% of people in Dallas drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Dallas, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.
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.
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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Dallas's cultural character, accounting for 24.56% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Dallas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.