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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Dallas's cultural character, accounting for 24.27% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Dallas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.