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Dallas city, Texas

Dallas city, Texas
Nickname(s):"Big D"
Incorporated:February 2, 1990
Population
- Total:1.197.816 (2010)
- Density:3.512,7/sq mi (1.358,1/sq km)
Area code(s):752,753
Time zone:CST (UTC-6)
Summer Time zone:CDT (UTC-5)
Website:www.dallascityhall.com
Area
- Total:387 sq mi (1.000 sq km)
- Land:341 sq mi (882 sq km)
- Water:46 sq mi (118 sq km)
- % water:11,80 %
Latitude:+32.7941760
Longitude:-096.7655033

Quick information summary of the Dallas city area.

Dallas city is located in the state of Texas. It occupies the area of 387 square miles. 46 square miles are water areas and 341 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Dallas city lies at +32.7941760, -096.7655033 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 1.197.816 living in the Dallas city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (50.71%), Black or African American (24.96%) and Some Other Race (18.1%). Median age is 31 for the males and 32 for the females.

Dallas is the third-largest city in Texas and the ninth-most populous city in the United States. In 2010, Dallas had a population of 1,197,816. The city is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the largest metropolitan area in the South and also the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Dallas belongs to five counties: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman and Rockwall and it is the county seat of Dallas County.

Dallas is often called by its nickname, “Big D.” Its residents are called Dallasites. It is an Alpha-world city or a global city and has the fourteenth-largest GDP in the world. The primary airport for the city, the Dallas/Fort-Worth International Airport, is the fourth busiest airport in the world by traffic movements and the largest hub for American Airlines.

One of the most-recognizable symbols of Dallas is The Magnolia Building with its Pegasus. The city is also famous for the long-running TV show “Dallas.”

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Statistical data for the Dallas city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
1,197,816
White alone
607,41550.71 %
Black or African American alone
298,99324.96 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
8,0990.68 %
Asian alone
34,2632.86 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
4820.04 %
Some Other Race alone
216,83118.10 %
Two or More races
31,7332.65 %

Profile of the Dallas city

History of Dallas

The area of present-day Dallas was originally inhabited by the Caddo people. In 16th century it was claimed as a part of Spanish Viceroyalty of New Spain and later also claimed by the French, however in 1819, with the Adams-Onis Treaty, it was definitely made part of the Spanish territory, whose northern boundary was the Red River. When Mexico declared independence from Spain in 1821, Dallas became part of the state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Republic of Texas then declared independence from Mexico in 1836. Dallas was surveyed three years later and the city was officially founded in 1841. Four years later, the Republic of Texas officially became part of the Union and a U.S. state and Dallas County was established in 1846. Dallas was finally incorporated as a city in 1856.

The single most important event in the history of Dallas was the assassination of president John F. Kennedy on November 22 1963. The president was shot while passing through Dealey Plaza in his motorcade and was declared dead in the emergency room of the Parkland Hospital. This tragic event of the American history was memorialized by the Kennedy Memorial located nearby and by the Sixth Floor Museum of the Texas School Book Depository from which Lee Harvey Oswald shot the president.

Geography and Climate

Dallas extends to five counties: Dallas (of which it is the seat), Collin, Denton, Kaufman and Rockwall. The city, as well as the surrounding area, is flat, lying at 450 ft. to 550 ft. above sea level. The city was founded on the crossing of the Trinity River, the largest waterway in the city. The river is surrounded by levees which protect the city from flooding. The river was rerouted in 1920 and it has been basically just a drainage ditch ever since. The other significant body of water in Dallas is White Rock Lake, an artificial reservoir constructed in early 20th century. The lake and its park are popular recreational destinations for local residents. Other, although smaller lakes, include Bachman Lake, Lake Ray Hubbard, Mountain Creek Lake and North Lake.

Climate in Dallas is humid subtropical. The summers are warm but occasionally also very hot. Winters are mild, rarely very cold. Springs and autumns are mild and pleasant, although severe weather, especially hail and thunderstorms, are typical for springtime in Dallas. The city lies near the heart of the Tornado Alley and tornados actually pose the biggest natural threat.

Architecture

The architecture in Dallas is predominantly modernist and postmodernist. Some of the notable buildings in the city include Reunion Tower, the JFK Memorial, Symphony Center, Dallas City Hall, Fountain Place, Comerica Bank Tower and Bank of America (the tallest building in the city).

Population

In 2010, Dallas had a population of 1,197,816. The racial makeup was 42.4% Hispanic or Latino, 28.8% non-Hispanic White, 25% Black or African American, 2.9% Asian, 0.7% Native American and 2.6% biracial. Dallas is a major destination for Mexican immigrants, both legal and illegal.

Economy of Dallas

Historically, the economy in Dallas used to rely mostly on cotton and, later, on petroleum. In the 20th century the economy became more diversified and after the World War II it focused on communications, engineering and manufacturing. The region has a high concentration of telecommunication companies, such as Texas Instruments, Nortel Networks, Alcatel Lucent, AT&T, Ericsson, Fujitsu and many more. Real estate is also an important sector, although today not as much as it used to be in the 1980s.

Top companies with headquarters in Dallas include AT&T, Dean Foods, Texas Instruments, Southwest Airlines, Energy Future Holdings Corporation, Tenet Healthcare, Affiliated Computer Services, Energy Transfer Equity, Celanese and Atmos Energy. There are also many major companies with headquarters in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, such as 7-Eleven, Neiman Marcus, American Airlines, RadioShack, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fossil and others.

Culture and Arts

Dallas has a rich cultural and artistic life. The Art District section in Downtown Dallas is home to the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Wind Symphony, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Dallas Opera and the Texas Ballet Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center and other important cultural institutions.

Deep Ellum, a district just east of Downtown, was a major jazz and blues hotspot in the 1920s and 1930s, when musicians such as Leadbelly, Robert Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson used to play there. Today, it is home to a large artistic community and also famous for many fine examples of the graffiti art.

Religion

As for the religion, Dallas is predominantly Protestant, with large Methodist, Presbyterian and Baptist communities. It is also often considered to be the “Prison Ministry Capitol of the World,” due to its large prison ministry community. The Catholic Church is also strong in the city. Furthermore, Dallas has the largest Jewish population of all cities in Texas, as well as large LDS, Muslim, and Sikh communities. In addition, Dallas is believed to be the home of the world’s largest Christian LGBT church, the Cathedral of Hope.

Events

Important annual events in Dallas include State Fair of Texas, the Red River Shootout (University of Texas at Austin versus University of Oklahoma, played at the Cotton Bowl), Cinco de Mayo festivities and Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.

Dallas has its own cuisine, based primarily on barbecue and authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes. Frozen margarita is probably the most famous product of culinary scene in Dallas.

Education in Dallas

Notable institutions of higher education in Dallas include Southern Methodist University in Dallas, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas Baptist University, Paul Quinn College, Dallas Christian College, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical College, the University of North Texas at Dallas and others.

Sports

As for the sports, Dallas is home to the Dallas Cowboys (NFL), Dallas Mavericks (NBA), Dallas Stars (NHL) and Texas Rangers (MLB).

Statistical data for the Dallas city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
1,197,816
White alone
607,41550.71 %
Black or African American alone
298,99324.96 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
8,0990.68 %
Asian alone
34,2632.86 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
4820.04 %
Some Other Race alone
216,83118.10 %
Two or More races
31,7332.65 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
1,197,816
Not Hispanic or Latino
690,50757.65 %
Hispanic or Latino
507,30942.35 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
1,197,816
Not Hispanic or Latino
690,50757.65 %
White alone
345,20549.99 %
Black or African American alone
294,15942.60 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
3,1670.46 %
Asian alone
33,6094.87 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
3110.05 %
Some Other Race alone
1,8240.26 %
Two or More races
12,2321.77 %
Hispanic or Latino
507,30942.35 %
White alone
262,21051.69 %
Black or African American alone
4,8340.95 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
4,9320.97 %
Asian alone
6540.13 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1710.03 %
Some Other Race alone
215,00742.38 %
Two or More races
19,5013.84 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
32
Male
31
Female
32

Household Type

Total
458,057
Family households
265,53857.97 %
Husband-wife family
165,50062.33 %
Other family
100,03837.67 %
Male householder, no wife present
26,63426.62 %
Female householder, no husband present
73,40473.38 %
Nonfamily households
192,51942.03 %
Householder living alone
155,15980.59 %
Householder not living alone
37,36019.41 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Dallas city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Dallas city center coordinates

Distance limit:

Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Dallas city center

Airport

  • Placid Heliport [2.09 mi] [3.36 km]
  • Fire Department Training Center Heliport [1.85 mi] [2.98 km]

Bridge

  • Lamar Street Viaduct [3.4 mi] [5.48 km]

Building

  • Dallas Aquarium [1.18 mi] [1.9 km]
  • The Science Place [1.11 mi] [1.79 km]
  • Texas Centennial Exposition Buildings [1.1 mi] [1.77 km]
  • Dallas County Courthouse [2.69 mi] [4.33 km]
  • Santa Fe Terminal Buildings Number 1 and Number 2 [2.36 mi] [3.79 km]
  • Sanger Brothers Complex [2.51 mi] [4.05 km]
  • The Sixth Floor Museum [2.65 mi] [4.26 km]
  • Hotel Adolphus [2.23 mi] [3.58 km]
  • Magnolia Building [2.18 mi] [3.51 km]
  • Busch Building [2.17 mi] [3.5 km]
  • Wilson Building [2.08 mi] [3.34 km]
  • Titche-Goettinger Department Store [1.94 mi] [3.13 km]
  • Hilton Hotel [1.89 mi] [3.05 km]
  • The Age of Steam Railroad Museum [0.82 mi] [1.32 km]
  • Majestic Theatre [1.92 mi] [3.09 km]
  • Greater Dallas Emergency Medical Service [1.09 mi] [1.76 km]
  • The Dallas Firefighters Museum [0.78 mi] [1.26 km]
  • The Womens Museum [0.76 mi] [1.22 km]
  • Dallas Fire - Rescue Station 18 [2.34 mi] [3.76 km]
  • American Museum of the Miniature Arts [2.58 mi] [4.14 km]
  • Waples-Platter Buildings [2.59 mi] [4.17 km]
  • John E Mitchell Company Plant [0.73 mi] [1.17 km]
  • Interstate Forwarding Company Warehouse [0.95 mi] [1.53 km]
  • Continental Gin Company [0.87 mi] [1.41 km]
  • Dallas Fire - Rescue Station 3 [1.14 mi] [1.84 km]
  • Dallas Museum of Art [2.08 mi] [3.35 km]
  • Dallas Visual Art Center [1.31 mi] [2.11 km]
  • Alfred Horatio Belo House [1.97 mi] [3.17 km]

Church

  • Mitchell Street Church of God in Christ [1.73 mi] [2.78 km]
  • New Mount Corinth Baptist Church [4.05 mi] [6.51 km]
  • Iglesia de Dios Eben Ezer Church [4.02 mi] [6.46 km]
  • Dallas Scottish Rite Temple [1.88 mi] [3.02 km]
  • East Spanish Congregation Church [3.25 mi] [5.23 km]
  • Agape Temple American Church [1.91 mi] [3.08 km]
  • Pecan Heights Iglesia Bautista Church [2.92 mi] [4.69 km]
  • Jenkins Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church [1.91 mi] [3.08 km]
  • Lawnview Baptist Church [2.92 mi] [4.7 km]
  • Saint Jude Chapel Downtown Church [2.18 mi] [3.51 km]
  • Resurrection Center Assembly of God Church [1.34 mi] [2.16 km]
  • Progressive Baptist Church East [1.76 mi] [2.84 km]
  • Griggs Chapel Baptist Church [1.33 mi] [2.13 km]
  • Christian Congregation Church [3.15 mi] [5.06 km]
  • Gaines Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church [0.92 mi] [1.49 km]
  • Christ Greater Progressive Church [0.92 mi] [1.49 km]
  • Abyssinia Baptist Church [0.83 mi] [1.34 km]
  • Fathers House the A Community Church [1.01 mi] [1.63 km]
  • Faith Community Church [2.36 mi] [3.8 km]
  • Fair Park Church of God in Christ [0.65 mi] [1.05 km]
  • East Dallas Church of Christ [0.63 mi] [1.01 km]
  • East Dallas Church of Christ [0.62 mi] [1 km]
  • Maranththa Assembly of God Church [0.55 mi] [0.89 km]
  • First United Methodist Church of Dallas [2.07 mi] [3.34 km]
  • East Side Church of God in Christ [1.48 mi] [2.37 km]
  • Fair Park Bible Fellowship Church [0.9 mi] [1.45 km]
  • Saint Andrew Kim Catholic Church [1.37 mi] [2.2 km]
  • Forney Avenue Church [1.71 mi] [2.75 km]
  • Roes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church [0.62 mi] [1 km]
  • Friendly Memorial Baptist Church [0.71 mi] [1.14 km]
  • Cathedral Guadalupe Church [1.9 mi] [3.07 km]
  • Saint Edwards Catholic Church [0.57 mi] [0.91 km]
  • Giao Hoi Phat Giao Hoa Hao [0.35 mi] [0.56 km]
  • Peak and East Side Church of Christ [0.36 mi] [0.58 km]

Crossing

  • Interchange 46B [1.43 mi] [2.3 km]
  • Interchange 47A [0.89 mi] [1.43 km]
  • Interchange 428B [2.82 mi] [4.53 km]
  • Interchange 429A [2.79 mi] [4.49 km]
  • Interchange 47B [0.57 mi] [0.92 km]
  • Interchange 47C [0.34 mi] [0.55 km]

Hospital

  • Medical Arts Hospital [1.97 mi] [3.17 km]
  • Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital [0.99 mi] [1.59 km]
  • Baylor Charles A Sammons Cancer Center [0.88 mi] [1.41 km]

Locale

  • Cotton Bowl [1.05 mi] [1.69 km]
  • West End Historic District [2.61 mi] [4.2 km]
  • West End Marketplace Center [2.61 mi] [4.2 km]
  • Dallas High School Historic District [1.74 mi] [2.8 km]

Park

  • Texas State Fair Grounds [1.2 mi] [1.93 km]
  • Dealey Plaza Park [2.73 mi] [4.39 km]
  • Urban Park [3.69 mi] [5.93 km]
  • Fair Park [1.22 mi] [1.96 km]
  • Fair Park Coliseum [1.13 mi] [1.82 km]
  • Cotton Bowl [1.04 mi] [1.67 km]
  • Everglade Park [3.93 mi] [6.32 km]
  • Central Square Park [1.14 mi] [1.84 km]
  • Owenwood Park [1.46 mi] [2.36 km]

Populated Place

  • Dallas [2.51 mi] [4.04 km]

Post Office

  • Downtown Dallas Post Office [2.05 mi] [3.3 km]

School

  • Alamo School [1.27 mi] [2.04 km]
  • Charris School [0.89 mi] [1.43 km]
  • Fannie C Harris Elementary School [0.87 mi] [1.4 km]
  • Edna Rowe Elementary School [3.42 mi] [5.5 km]
  • Pegasus Charter High School [2.16 mi] [3.48 km]
  • Barbara Manns High School [1.81 mi] [2.92 km]
  • Crozier Technical High School [1.68 mi] [2.7 km]
  • Oran M Roberts Elementary School [0.77 mi] [1.25 km]
  • Roberts School [0.77 mi] [1.24 km]
  • Sacred Heart School [1.89 mi] [3.05 km]

Tower

  • KGGR-AM (Dallas) [2.28 mi] [3.66 km]

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DallasChase Bank Of Texas75391
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DallasDFW75261
DallasDfw Airport75261
DallasFarmers Branch75244, 75234
DallasFarmers Brnch75234, 75244
DallasGTE75392
DallasHighland Park75209, 75205, 75219
DallasJc Penney Company75301
DallasJp Morgan Chase75373, 75397, 75303
DallasKleberg75336, 75253
DallasLSI75358
DallasMellon75312
DallasNorth Branch75244
DallasPnc Bank75389
DallasPrestonwood75252
DallasSBC ATT75394, 75393
DallasSears75368
DallasSouthern Methodist Universit75275
DallasUniversity Park75205
DallasUt Sw Medical Center75390
DallasVillage75205
DallasWachovia Bank And Trust75395
DallasWells Fargo Bank75320, 75326
Lake DallasHickory Creek75065
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