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Dallas, Texas

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Welcome to Dallas ...

The city of Dallas is primarily located in Dallas County 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<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Dallas has a population of 1,317,929 people<2> (see below for details).

Dallas was established in 1841.

The community of Dallas is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.

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)<4> & (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<5>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Dallas had an population of 1,317,929 people. This is an increase of 10.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.88% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Dallas ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<6>.

Community   2016
Carrollton   [Map]   133,351   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
DeSoto   [Map]   52,599   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Euless   [Map]   54,769   W   18 miles [29 km]
Garland   [Map]   234,943   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Grand Prairie   [Map]   190,682   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Irving   [Map]   238,289   W   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dallas. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dallas. Our list includes 210 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Dallas:

Websites for Dallas ...

Official Website:   www.dallascityhall.com/
Chamber of Commerce:   www.dallaschamber.org/
Junior League:   www.jld.net/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dallas, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Dallas.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Dallas. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Dallas County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dallas.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dallas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Of the area codes for Dallas, area code (469, 972) is an overlay. For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Dallas.

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<5>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.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Dallas. 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 Dallas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dallas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7939, Longitude: -96.7658     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dallas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<7>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dallas.