Dallas, Texas

Dallas: The ninth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. It is located in northeastern Texas. Dallas is a major center for the financial services industry.


Dallas is a city located in the county of Dallas in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,197,816 and a population density of 1,202 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,343,266 inhabitants.

The city was created 183 years ago in 1840.

Dallas is a major city located in north Texas within the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. As of July 29, 2023, the population of Dallas is estimated to be 1.3 million. Here are some key facts about Dallas:


Dallas was founded in 1841 as a trading post along the Trinity River. It became an economic center for the oil, cotton, and railroad industries in the late 1800s. Dallas saw rapid growth throughout the 20th century.

Location & Geography

Dallas spans across prairie lands and has a relatively flat topography. The Trinity River runs through the city. Dallas sits 225 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico.


Major companies headquartered in Dallas include ExxonMobil, AT&T, Texas Instruments and American Airlines. Leading industries include technology, financial services, and defense.

Culture & Entertainment

Dallas contains several world-class museums including the Dallas Museum of Art. The city is renowned for its State Fair of Texas and live music scene. Major sports teams are the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks.


The Dallas metro area is ethnically diverse with a Hispanic/Latino population accounting for over 40%. Many transplants are attracted to the city for job opportunities.

In summary, Dallas is an economically thriving and cosmopolitan city known for its cowboy heritage along with its modern urban landscape and amenities. It is a major hub for commerce and culture within Texas.

Dallas locator map
Location of Dallas on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Dallas

Population : 1,343,266 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Dallas County
Twitter username : CityOfDallas
Postal code : 75201–75398
Phone Area Codes : 972, 469, 214
Area : 996.58 km2
Legislative body : Dallas City Council
Altitude : 430 feet / 131 meters
Capital city : Dallas is capital of Dallas County
Establishment : January 01, 1841 (183 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 00:46:10 (13th April 2024)
Density : 1,348 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 10.83% (2010-2020)
Dallas Collage Montage image
Dallas Collage Montage
Dallas Collage Montage image


Dallas is located at 32°46'59"N 96°48'24"W (32.7830600, -96.8066700).

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The population of Dallas increased by 10.83% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,197,816 - census
2011 1,218,282 1.68% estimation process
2012 1,242,115 1.92% estimation process
2013 1,258,835 1.33% estimation process
2014 1,279,098 1.58% estimation process
2015 1,301,329 1.71% estimation process
2016 1,323,916 1.71% estimation process
2017 1,342,479 1.38% estimation process
2018 1,341,802 -0.05% estimation process
2019 1,343,573 0.13% estimation process
2020 1,343,266 -0.02% estimation process

Dallas zip code is 75201. County name: Dallas, County fips: 48113

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People born in Dallas (200)

People born in Dallas, including actor; comedian and musician Hal Sparks, football player, defensive end, charity founder, and AAF executive Jared Allen, computer scientist E. Allen Emerson, .


  • Robert Taylor (American computer scientist) he was born in 10/02/1932
  • Luke Wilson (American actor) he was born in 21/09/1971
  • Darrell Nulisch (American electric blues singer and harmonica player) he was born in 14/09/1952
  • Taylor Vixen (American movie actress) she was born in 25/10/1983
  • Henry M. Morris (American young earth creationist and Christian apologist) he was born in 06/10/1918
  • Cherami Leigh (American film, television and voice actress) she was born in 19/07/1988
  • Donnie Brooks (American musician) he was born in 06/02/1936
  • Amy Acker (American actress) she was born in 05/12/1976
  • Meat Loaf (American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor) he was born in 27/09/1947
  • Jenna Bush Hager (American journalist, author, and television personality) she was born in 25/11/1981
  • Barbara Pierce Bush (American health care activist and daughter of George W. Bush) she was born in 25/11/1981
  • Owen Wilson (American actor and screenwriter) he was born in 18/11/1968
  • Usher (American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor) he was born in 14/10/1978
  • Cecil Green (American racing driver) he was born in 30/09/1919
  • Louise Ritter (American high jumper) she was born in 18/02/1958
  • Scott Westerfeld (American science fiction writer) he was born in 05/05/1963
  • William Frederick Fisher (American astronaut) he was born in 01/04/1946
  • Michael Johnson (Retired American sprinter) he was born in 13/09/1967

Schools in Dallas

College & universities near Dallas, TX

Code Name City ZIP
224615 El Centro College Dallas (TX) 75202-3604
226879 Wade College Dallas (TX) 75207
224305 Dallas Theological Seminary Dallas (TX) 75204
475608 Criswell College Dallas (TX) 75246-1537
484154 Preparing People Barber Styling College Dallas (TX) 75215-2415

Stations (6)

Amtrak & bus stations near Dallas, TX

Code Name Address Type
DAL Union Station 400 South Houston St. RAIL
DAG Dallas, TX 205 South Lamar Street BUS
MSQ Mesquite, TX 1331 Highway 80 East \r\n1331 Highway 80 East \r\n BUS
FTW Fort Worth Central Station 1001 Jones Street RAIL
CBR Cleburne 206 North Border St. RAIL

Post offices near Dallas

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Dalla Post Office Dallas (TX) 75201
Main Office Dalla Post Office Dallas (TX) 75260
Oak Lawn Post Office Dallas (TX) 75219
Juanita Cra Post Office Dallas (TX) 75215
Station A Dalla Post Office Dallas (TX) 75208

Other places with the same name (7)

  • Dallas , Oregon city in Oregon, USA with a population of 17,331 people.
  • Dallas , Georgia county seat of Paulding County, Georgia, United States with a population of 14,388 people.
  • Dallas , North Carolina town in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States with a population of 4,851 people.
  • Dallas , Pennsylvania borough in northern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States with a population of 2,762 people.
  • Dallas , Wisconsin civil town in Barron County, Wisconsin with a population of 563 people.
  • Dallas , South Dakota town in Gregory County, South Dakota, United States with a population of 126 people.

Other cities in Dallas County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Dallas County , TX. (more)

City Name Population Title
Irving 240,916 The third most populous city in Texas.
Grand Prairie 195,272 The ninth most populous city in Texas.
Carrollton 139,892 The fourth most populous city in Dallas County, Texas.
Mesquite 138,916 The ninth most populous city in Texas.
Richardson 121,112 The fourth most populous city in Dallas County, Texas.
Rowlett 68,388 A city in Dallas County, Texas.
DeSoto 52,910 A city in Dallas County, Texas.
Farmers Branch 51,373 A city in Dallas County, Texas.
Cedar Hill 47,820 A city in Dallas County, Texas.
Coppell 40,958 A city in Dallas County, Texas.
Lancaster 39,265 City in Dallas County, Texas, United States
Duncanville 38,189 City in Dallas County, Texas, in the United States
Sachse 25,964 City in Texas, United States
University Park 24,885 City in Dallas County, Texas, United States
Balch Springs 24,831 City in Dallas County, Texas, United States
Seagoville 17,178 City in Texas

Distance to Other Cities

Dallas distances to largest Texas cities