Dallas County, Texas

Dallas County: County in Texas, United States

About

Dallas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,368,139 and a population density of 1,006 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 2,635,888 inhabitants. Its county seat is Dallas. The county was created 177 years ago in 1846.

Dallas County is located in north Texas and contains the city of Dallas, which is also the county seat. The county was established in 1846 and was possibly named for George Mifflin Dallas, the 11th Vice President of the United States.

Dallas County played an important role in Texas history and the American West. It was a popular stopping point along the Shawnee Trail for cattle drives heading north after the Civil War.

Key Facts About Dallas County Today

Population: As of 2021, the estimated population of Dallas County was over 2.6 million residents. It is the second most populous county in Texas.

Major Cities: Aside from Dallas, some other major cities in Dallas County include Irving, Plano, Garland, Grand Prairie, and Mesquite.

Economy: The economy of Dallas County is strong and diverse. Major industries include technology, financial services, defense, telecommunications and more. Numerous Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Dallas.

Things to See and Do in Dallas County

Some top attractions and activities in Dallas County include:

  • Sixth Floor Museum - Learn about JFK's assassination at the museum in Dealey Plaza.
  • Dallas Zoo - See gorillas, lions, tigers and more at one of the nation's largest zoos.
  • Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens - Relax surrounded by incredible gardens and fountains.
  • Fair Park/Cotton Bowl Stadium - Visit the site of the annual State Fair of Texas and Cotton Bowl football game.
  • Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium - Tour the home of the Dallas Cowboys and see the world's largest HDTV screen.

From museums and gardens to zoos and pro sports, Dallas County is a major hub for tourism and entertainment in the Lone Star State.

Dallas County locator map
Location of Dallas County on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Dallas County

Population : 2,635,888 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
Different from : Dallas County, Dallas County, Dallam County, Dallas County, Dallas County
Twitter username : dallascountytx
Area : 2353 km2
Water as percent of area : 4%
Land as percent of area : 96%
Named for : George M. Dallas
Altitude : 436 feet / 133 meters
Capital : Dallas
Establishment : March 03, 1846
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 21:28:23 (2nd March 2024)
Density : 1,120 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 10.16% (2010-2020)
Dallas - Old Red Museum 01 image
Dallas - Old Red Museum 01
Dallas - Old Red Museum 01 image

Geography

Dallas County is located at 32°45'60"N 96°46'40"W (32.7666300, -96.7778700). It has 7 neighbors: Collin County, Denton County, Ellis County, Johnson County, Kaufman County, Rockwall County and Tarrant County.

Dallas County map

The largest city of Dallas County is Dallas with a population of 1,343,266. Other cities include, Irving population 240,916, Grand Prairie population 195,272, Carrollton population 139,892 and Mesquite population 138,916. See all Dallas County cities & populated places.

Dallas County Populated Places (more)

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Dallas County.

City Name Population Title
Dallas 1,343,266 The ninth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
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

Dallas County has 7 neighbours.

  • Dallas

Demographics

The population of Dallas County increased by 10.16% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 2,368,139 - census
2011 2,408,697 1.68% estimation process
2012 2,455,930 1.92% estimation process
2013 2,484,486 1.15% estimation process
2014 2,519,410 1.39% estimation process
2015 2,557,830 1.5% estimation process
2016 2,591,488 1.3% estimation process
2017 2,620,154 1.09% estimation process
2018 2,629,350 0.35% estimation process
2019 2,635,516 0.23% estimation process
2020 2,635,888 0.01% estimation process

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People born in Dallas County (12)

People born in Dallas County, including mathematician Edwin F. Beckenbach, politician Earle Cabell, film director Greg Benson, .

List

  • Jack E. Jett (American talk show host) he was born in 17/06/1956
  • James Kitts (American football and basketball coach (1900-1952)) he was born in 14/06/1900
  • James Lawrence Fly (American lawyer) he was born in 22/02/1898
  • Joe Riley (American visual and plastic artist (1964-2007)) he was born in 26/02/1964
  • John Felton Parish (American mass murderer) he was born in 04/07/1933
  • Nick Leckey (Player of American football) he was born in 12/03/1982
  • Jim Hart (American actor)
  • Sue Ehlers (American cyclist)
  • Dale Tillery he was born in 17/02/1957

Other places with the same name (5)

Texas Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Harris County 4,738,253 County in Texas, United States
Houston 2,316,120 The fourth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Houston metropolitan area.
Tarrant County 2,123,347 County in Texas, United States
Bexar County 2,026,823 County in Texas, United States
San Antonio 1,567,118 The seventh most populous city in the United States and the center of the San Antonio metropolitan area.
Dallas 1,343,266 The ninth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
Travis County 1,300,503 County in Texas, United States
Collin County 1,072,069 County in Texas, United States
Austin 995,484 The eleventh most populous city in the United States and the center of the Austin metropolitan area.
Fort Worth 927,720 The twelfth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
Denton County 919,324 County in Texas, United States
Montopolis 912,791 A neighborhood located in Austin, Texas.
Hidalgo County 875,200 County in New Mexico, United States
El Paso County 841,286 County in Texas, United States
Fort Bend County 839,706 County in Texas, United States
El Paso 681,534 The twenty-third most populous city in the United States and the center of the El Paso metropolitan area.