Dallas, TX
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Dallas is a very large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 1,300,092 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 (12.16%), sales jobs (11.17%), and management occupations (8.62%).

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 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 overall education level of Dallas citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.21% of adults in Dallas have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Dallas in 2010 was $28,693, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,772 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 41.72% 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 English, Irish, French , and Italian.

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.