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 real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Dallas house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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 (12.22%), sales jobs (11.16%), and management occupations (8.47%).

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 car-oriented large cities in America. A full 0.80% 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.

Dallas is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Dallas really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Dallas citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Dallas ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Dallas a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.

The education level of Dallas citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.72% of adults in Dallas have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dallas in 2010 was $27,917, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,668 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. The greatest number of Dallas residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Dallas also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 41.73% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dallas include English, Irish, French , and Italian.

Dallas also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.23%.

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