Dallas is the third largest city in Texas. Dallas serves as the county seat of Dallas County and the main economic center of the 12-county Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. Dallas's area occupies 385 square miles. Dallas is located in the north central area of the State of Texas.
At the 2000 census, Dallas’s population was 1,188,580 people. The metropolitan area includes twelve counties with a population of 6.1 million, making it the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Dallas’ population density is 3,469.9 people per square mile. The City of Dallas has a racial makeup that is 50% white, 1% American Indians, 4.5% Asian American, 25.88% African Americans, 35% are Hispanic, 0.50% Pacific Islanders, 20% are from other ethnic backgrounds, while 5.3% are made up of two or more racial groups.
Dallas’s median income for a household is $37,628, and the median income for a family is $40,921. Dallas’s per capita income is $22,183. In Dallas, 14.9% of families and 17.8% of the population live below the poverty line.
The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area boasts the largest concentration of corporate headquarters in the United States, including AT&T, Comerica Bank, Exxon Mobil, Kimberly-Clark, Fluor, Commercial Metals, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, RadioShack, Neiman Marcus, 7-Eleven, Brinker International, Mary Kay Cosmetics, CompUSA, and Zales.
Dallas health insurance and Dallas life insurance depend on the medical care Dallas citizens receive. Dallas medical centers include UT Southwestern Medical School, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Children’s Medical Center, St. Paul University Hospital, and the Zale Lipshy University Hospital.
Dallas auto insurance and Dallas home insurance depend on Dallas’s crime rates. Dallas’s violent crime rate is 16,865, and the property crime rate is 97,900.
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