60 Facts About Dallas


Dallas is the third largest city in Texas and the largest city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States at 7.

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Dallas was formally incorporated as a city on February 2, 1856.

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North American Aviation manufactured over 18, 000 aircraft at their plant in Dallas, including the T-6 Texan trainer, P-51 Mustang fighter, and B-24 Liberator bomber.

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On July 7, 2016, multiple shots were fired at a Black Lives Matter protest in Downtown Dallas, held against the police killings of two black men from other states.

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Dallas is situated in the Southern United States, in North Texas.

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Dallas makes up one-fifth of the much larger urbanized area known as the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, in which one quarter of all Texans live.

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Downtown Dallas has residential offerings in downtown, some of which are signature skyline buildings.

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City of Dallas is home to many areas, neighborhoods, and communities.

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Dallas can be divided into several geographical areas which include larger geographical sections of territory including many subdivisions or neighborhoods, forming macroneighborhoods.

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Central Dallas is anchored by Downtown, the center of the city, along with Oak Lawn and Uptown, areas characterized by dense retail, restaurants, and nightlife.

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Downtown Dallas has a variety of named districts, including the West End Historic District, the Arts District, the Main Street District, Farmers Market District, the City Center Business District, the Convention Center District, and the Reunion District.

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East Dallas is home to Deep Ellum, a trendy arts area close to Downtown, the homey Lakewood neighborhood, historic Vickery Place and Bryan Place, and the architecturally significant neighborhoods of Swiss Avenue and Munger Place.

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South Side Dallas is a popular location for nightly entertainment at the NYLO rooftop patio and lounge, The Cedars Social.

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Swampland and wetlands separating it from South Dallas are part of the Great Trinity Forest, a subsection of the city's Trinity River Project, newly appreciated for habitat and flood control.

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Since it was rerouted in the late 1920s, the river has been little more than a drainage ditch within a floodplain for several miles above and below Downtown, with a more normal course further upstream and downstream, but as Dallas began shifting towards postindustrial society, public outcry about the lack of aesthetic and recreational use of the river ultimately gave way to the Trinity River Project, which was begun in the early 2000s.

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Northeast of the city is Lake Ray Hubbard, a vast 22, 745-acre reservoir in an extension of Dallas surrounded by the suburbs of Garland, Rowlett, Rockwall, and Sunnyvale.

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Dallas has a humid subtropical climate characteristic of the Southern Plains of the United States.

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Summers in Dallas are very hot with high humidity, although extended periods of dry weather often occur.

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Winters in Dallas are usually chilly to mild, with occasional cold spells.

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Dallas is the ninth-most-populous city in the United States and third in Texas after the cities of Houston and San Antonio.

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At the 2020 United States census the city of Dallas had 1, 304, 379 residents, an increase of 106, 563 since the 2010 United States census.

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Dallas area is a major destination for Mexican Americans and other Hispanic and Latino American immigrants.

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North Dallas has many enclaves of predominantly white, black and especially Hispanic or Latino American residents.

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Dallas area is a major destination for Black and African Americans.

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Between 2000 and 2010, the Dallas area gained 223, 000 new Black and African American residents only behind the Atlanta metropolitan area.

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The Russian-speaking population of Dallas has continued to grow in the sector of "American husbands-Russian wives".

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The 2018 census estimates determined that the city of Dallas's foreign-born population consisted of 25.

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Dallas has been called the "Prison Ministry Capital of the World" by the prison ministry community.

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Dallas is home to two evangelical seminaries: the Dallas Theological Seminary and Criswell College.

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Dallas is home to numerous Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches including Saint Seraphim Cathedral, see of the Orthodox Church in America's Southern Diocese.

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End of World War II left Dallas seeded with a nexus of communications, engineering, and production talent by companies such as Collins Radio Corporation.

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However, since the early 2000s the central core of Dallas has been enjoying steady and significant growth encompassing both repurposing of older commercial buildings in Downtown Dallas into residential and hotel uses, as well as the construction of new office and residential towers.

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Oil-dependent cities and regions have felt significant effects from the downturn, but Dallas's growth has continued unabated, strengthening in 2015.

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Dallas led Texas's largest cities in Forbes magazine's 2015 ranking of "The Best Place for Business and Careers".

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In 2020, Dallas ranked No 2 in Forbes magazine's ranking of "The Best Place for Business and Careers".

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Dallas is home of the two other major malls in North Texas, the Dallas Galleria and NorthPark Center, which is the second largest mall in Texas.

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Dallas is the third most popular destination for business travel in the United States, and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center is one of the largest and busiest convention centers in the country, at over 1, 000, 000 square feet, and the world's single-largest column-free exhibit hall.

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VisitDallas is the 50(6) organization contracted to promote tourism and attract conventions but an audit released in January 2019 cast doubts on its effectiveness in achieving those goals.

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science, in Downtown Dallas, is a natural history and science museum.

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Dallas has an Office of Cultural Affairs as a department of the city government.

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The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Dallas was planned to become a museum ship near the Trinity River after her decommissioning in September 2014, but this has since been delayed.

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Dallas is known for its barbecue, authentic Mexican, and Tex-Mex cuisine.

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Previously, the Dallas Tornado played in the North American Soccer League from 1968 to 1981.

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Dallas Renegades are a professional football team in the relaunched XFL that plays their home games at Globe Life Park, the former home of the Texas Rangers.

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Dallas Sidekicks are an American professional indoor soccer team based in Allen, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.

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Dallas was one of only 16 cities in the United States included in the Rugby Super League, represented by Dallas Harlequins.

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The Dallas Magpies, founded in 1998, compete in the United States Australian Football League.

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Dallas maintains and operates 406 parks on 21, 000 acres of parkland.

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In 1935, Dallas purchased 36 acres from John Cole's estate to develop Reverchon Park.

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Dallas is the seat of the Fifth Court of Appeals of Texas.

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Dallas area has a high number of colleges and universities.

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Students from Dallas attend many private schools in Dallas, and in nearby areas.

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Dallas has several local newspapers, magazines, television stations and radio stations that serve the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, which is the fifth-largest media market in the United States.

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Dallas'spanic Broadcasting Corporation, the largest company in the Spanish-language radio station business, is based in Dallas.

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Dallas's oldest remaining fire station building still stands at the corner of McKinney Ave.

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Dallas has many hospitals and several medical research facilities within its city limits.

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Dallas has a VA hospital in the southern portion of the city, the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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Dallas is served by Dallas Water Utilities, which operates several waste treatment plants and pulls water from several area reservoirs.

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City of Dallas has a higher than average percentage of households without a car.

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Dallas is at the confluence of four major interstate highways—Interstates 20, 30, 35E, and 45.

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