Dallas is a very large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 1,304,379 people and 348 constituent neighborhoods, Dallas is the third largest community in Texas.
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, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dallas who work in office and administrative support (10.89%), sales jobs (10.55%), and management occupations (9.97%).
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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.55% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Dallas is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Dallas is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
Of the large cities in America, Dallas is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 80.42% of people in Dallas drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Dallas, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.
The education level of Dallas citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.71% of adults in Dallas have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Dallas in 2018 was $35,487, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,948 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 European.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Dallas's cultural character, accounting for 23.85% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Dallas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.