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Welcome to Dallas ...

The city of Dallas is located

Dallas is primarily located in Dallas County<1> and is the County Seat for Dallas County. A portion of Dallas extends into Collin County.

When the people of Dallas refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Dallasite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dallas has a population of 1,343,192 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Dallas was established in 1841.

Dallas is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Dallas lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Dallas is served by one (or more) of the following area codes: (214), (469)<5> and (972).

The ZIP codes for Dallas: 75201-75212, 75214-75253, 75258, 75260-75267, 75270, 75275, 75277, 75283-75287, 75295, 75301, 75303, 75310, 75312-75313, 75315, 75320, 75323, 75326, 75336, 75339, 75342, 75346, 75353-75357, 75359-75360, 75363-75364, 75367-75368, 75370-75374, 75376, 75378-75382, 75386-75398<6>

Websites for Dallas ...

Official Website:   www.dallascityhall.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.dallaschamber.org/

Junior League:   www.jld.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dallas had an population of 1,343,192 people. This is an increase of 12.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dallas had a population of 1,197,816 people (which is 50.58% of the total population of Dallas County). This makes Dallas the county's most populous community.

The population of Dallas represents 4.76% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,197,816 people, the population of Dallas has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,188,580 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dallas.

Communities Also Named Dallas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 31 communities that are also named Dallas - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas, British Columbia, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dallas.

Communities near Dallas ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dallas.

  • Arlington (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
    • Arlington lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Dallas and is located in Tarrant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 398,864 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<8>
  • Plano (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plano
    • Plano lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Dallas and is located in Collin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 291,296 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plano
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plano<8>
  • Irving (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irving
    • Irving lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Dallas and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 240,916 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irving have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irving
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irving<8>
  • Garland (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland
    • Garland lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Dallas and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 238,139 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garland<8>
  • Grand Prairie (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Prairie
    • Grand Prairie lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the west of Dallas and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 195,272 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Prairie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Prairie<8>
  • Carrollton (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
    • Carrollton lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Dallas and is located in Collin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 139,892 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<8>
  • Mesquite (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesquite
    • Mesquite lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the east of Dallas and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 138,916 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mesquite have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesquite
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesquite<8>
  • Richardson (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardson
    • Richardson lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Dallas and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 121,112 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richardson<8>
  • Rowlett (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlett
    • Rowlett lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Dallas and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 68,388 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowlett have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowlett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlett<8>
  • Euless (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Euless
    • Euless lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Dallas and is located in Tarrant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,332 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Euless
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Euless<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dallas. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dallas.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dallas. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dallas.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dallas. Our list includes 210 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Dallas.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dallas ...

Looking for more information about Dallas? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dallas, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dallas.

Adding Dallas to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dallas in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Dallas was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Dallas on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Texas (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dallas on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Dallas

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Dallas County

About Texas

The official website for Dallas: www.dallascityhall.com/

The official website for Dallas County: www.dallascounty.org/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Dallas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Dallas refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Dallas may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dallas.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dallas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Dallas, area code (469, 972) is an overlay.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Dallas). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dallas or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Dallas includes: 75201, 75202, 75203, 75204, 75205, 75206, 75207, 75208, 75209, 75210, 75211, 75214, 75215, 75216, 75217, 75218, 75219, 75220, 75221, 75222, 75223, 75224, 75225, 75226, 75227, 75228, 75229, 75230, 75231, 75232, 75233, 75234, 75235, 75236, 75237, 75238, 75239, 75240, 75241, 75242, 75243, 75244, 75245, 75246, 75247, 75248, 75249, 75250, 75251, 75252, 75258, 75260, 75261, 75262, 75263, 75264, 75265, 75266, 75270, 75275, 75277, 75283, 75284, 75285, 75286, 75295, 75301, 75303, 75310, 75312, 75315, 75320, 75323, 75326, 75336, 75339, 75342, 75346, 75353, 75354, 75355, 75356, 75359, 75363, 75367, 75370, 75371, 75372, 75373, 75376, 75378, 75379, 75380, 75381, 75386, 75387, 75388, 75389, 75390, 75391, 75392, 75393, 75394, 75395, 75396, 75397 & 75398.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dallas) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dallas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DallasOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dallas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7784, Longitude: -96.8026    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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